This historic naval city on the south coast of Hampshire, offers a rich maritime heritage, cultural attractions, and a lively waterfront. Here are the top five things to see and do in Portsmouth:
HMS Victory and Historic Dockyard: Explore the HMS Victory, Lord Nelson's famous flagship, and visit the Historic Dockyard to discover other historic ships, including the HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose Museum.
Spinnaker Tower: Ascend the iconic Spinnaker Tower for panoramic views of the city, Solent, and the Isle of Wight. Enjoy the Sky Walk glass floor and the thrill of the Sky Garden.
Portsmouth Historic Sites: Discover the city's history at sites like the Round Tower, Southsea Castle, and Fort Nelson. These historic fortifications showcase Portsmouth's importance in maritime defence.
Gunwharf Quays: Shop, dine, and relax at Gunwharf Quays, a vibrant waterfront complex with designer outlet stores, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues.
Southsea Seafront: Enjoy Southsea's sandy beaches, stroll along the promenade, and explore South Parade Pier. The D-Day Story Museum offers insights into Portsmouth's role in World War II.
Bonus: Visit the Royal Marines Museum, explore Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum, take a harbour tour to learn about the city's maritime heritage, or attend events at the Portsmouth Guildhall.