Upper Mount House Hotel

The Vale, Portsmouth, PO5 2EQ, United Kingdom
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to get to oxford

by a.n.d.r.e.a

i n eed to know how to get to oxford from portsmouth exactly,

i live close to portsmouth and southsea train station so would prefer to get there by train.

i need to know roughly the prices of a child day/ week return.

can anyone help?

RE: to get to oxford

by Mariajoy


This is the link to the National Rail Enquiries website. Or you could just ring them on

08457 48 49 50.

They will be able to tell you everything you need to know for that journey :)

RE: RE: to get to oxford

by BluBluBlu

Or walk down to the station and ask!

RE: RE: to get to oxford

by leics

www.nationalrail.co.uk is the link for timetables and fares. You can buy tickets at the station, or on www.thetrainline.com (if you are booking in advance).

Travel Tips for Portsmouth

If you were born and raised...

by pjallittle

If you were born and raised in the UK don't fail to cruise at least once on this wonderful British built ship named

Portsmouth, I should explain, is the closest city to Southampton provided by the VT roster. We did not have an opportunity to spend worthwhile time in Portsmouth on our excursion but we did get a few pictures, it was a scurry in and then we were gone. Supplemented with our visit to a number of areas in and around the general area ought to be sufficient for a page which I'm using Portsmouth as a launch point.

Here, in Southampton, was the end of the first leg of a Trans-Atlantic voyage from New York City. We came across on the flagship of Cunard Lines, the QE2, a ship destined to be one of the greatest ever built.

She still plies the Oceans of the World and will no doubt become a major attraction one day as time and competition force her into retirement. I'd like to think that this wonderful ship will be appropriately established as a museum in a fashion similar to the Queen Mary.

Those who enjoy cruising as a means of travel should experience at least one voyage on the QE2, it is so filled with history that it is an attraction unto itself. To this day, it is still among the most stable and fastest cruise ship in this huge industry.

There just cannot be a more memorable sight than these two grand dames of the Atlantic Ocean, it has brought tears to to the eyes of many millions of people. Whether leaving or entering New York Harbour, this wonderful ship unfailingly slows traffic as people crane their necks as if to see History itself. I need not say what the Statue of Liberty brings forth as a human reaction. The symbolism is world reknown.


Our tour guide was a taxi driver. We actually took two tours through him, the first on the day that we arrived in Southampton as we came in from New York City and then again, upon returning from a 15 day cruise down the coast to visit Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Gibraltar Corsica and Morocco.

On the first of these occasions, we had taken a long walk through much of the historical areas in Southampton and hailed a taxi. The driver, as it happens, was an excellent tour guide and offered to give us a quick tour of the nearby areas. We also made arrangements for him to be waiting for us when we returned from our Mediterranean voyage.

Our second excursion was one that started much earlier in the day as he was ready to roll as soon as we disembarked. As we had no luggage to be concerned with, we had all day to spend with him and cannot say enough about his efficiency and historical knowledge.

He often was called upon to be the taxi for the President of the Cunard Lines. As such, he had far more insight than the average person about the history of the QE2 and the 'inside stories' that he told us were as a history teacher. He is far more than a taxi driver.

I don't know whether this...

by SMeeds

I don't know whether this still applies, but it did when I lived there (1984-1988).

The Naval Provosts exist to make sure that the Royal Navy personnel do not make trouble when they are ashore. They act as the Navy's police force. As such they sometimes 'raid' Portsmouth pubs. In theory they only have jurisdiction over the Navy personnel, but students, football supporters and others have been known to be caught up in the 'action' (so they say).

When in Portsmouth I enjoy...

by SMeeds

When in Portsmouth I enjoy walking Eastwards along the sea front, past Eastney's Royal Marine barracks and on to the marina in Langstone harbour, there you can see some interesting boats, and you can even take the ferry to Hayling island if you are so inclined. On a week-day out of season it is pleasantly peaceful.

With its wonderful harbour...

by Jeanlyon

With its wonderful harbour views, and relaxed cosmopolitan atmosphere, it's easy to see why The Boardwalk is Port Solent's number one attraction.

A combination of exciting shops, excellent restaurants, cafes, and waterside bars, make it an ideal place to while away a few hours.

Enjoy the views of yachts in the harbour and the Mediterranean ambiance as you relax with a coffee. Wander round the fascinating shops and experience an open air concert by one of the many performers to be found on The Boardwalk on summer weekends. The atmosphere is magical and there is so much to discover. All this and spacious free parking too!

Eating Out
Culinary delights for all tastes await you along the Board walk. You will be spoilt for choice by the variety of international flavours - Italian, Mexican, Indian and even a 'Charbar where you can barbecue your own meat or seafood. There is also hearty English pub food to enjoy and New Orleans and Cajun style cooking on offer.

Historic Dockyard - HMS Warrior

by leffe3

The pride of Queen Victoria's navy, when completed in 1861, the HMS Warrior was largest, fastest, most heavily armed and most heavily armoured warship the world had known. Commissioned by the Royal Navy, it was built in direct response to the French ship La Gloire, launched a year earlier.

Such was the race to constantly improve fire-power and armour, HMS Warrior was withdrawn from service only 22 years later in 1883 having never been engaged in battle. Luckily, having been withdrawn she was not sold off for scrap – instead being used for a variety of purposes hardly fitting for such a prestigious ship. It was first proposed to restore HMS Warrior as a museum ship in the 1960s, although it wasn't until 1979 work began – a program which took 8 years.

HMS Warrior returned to Portsmouth in 1987 and now forms a centrepiece of the Historic Dockyard. Access enables you to wander around throughout - from engine rooms, gun decks, officer's cabins, galleys.


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