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  • PORTSMOUTH CATHEDRAL 2

    by jayhawk2000 Written Oct 20, 2003

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    The cathedral has this small example of a medieval wall painting. Other interesting features include a D-Day memorial window and the grave of a crew member of the Mary Rose.

    Wall painting

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  • PORTSMOUTH OLD TOWN

    by jayhawk2000 Updated Oct 20, 2003

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    Little of the city survived WWII unscathed, but a few Tudor fortifications and Georgian houses remain in places. Most of these can be found around the cathedral.

    A row of houses in the old town

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    Salisbury: Old Sarum

    by martin.lees Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Old Sarum was occupied from the Iron age until the settlement moved down to the current location of Salisbury. It's a quiet hilltop location with opportnities for walks and picnics at the top.

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    Gosport: Brockhurst Fort

    by martin.lees Written Sep 12, 2002

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    One of many of the Victorian defences built around 1860 to protect Portsmouth harbour from attack inland.

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    Portsmouth has always been an...

    by a005116 Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Portsmouth has always been an important harbour and it still is. Portsmouth is now the home port for the royal marine, so you can often see impressive aircraft carriers, frigates, etc.

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    Royal Naval Museum

    by hayward68 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    I especially wanted to see this as my Dad is a former Royal Navy man. The museum shows the history of the Royal Navy.

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    Walk the Millenium Walk

    by hayward68 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    There's a walkway you can enjoy in Old Portsmouth which can be reached from the Round Tower or the Square Tower. Great views of Portsmouth from there. It's history is naval defence.

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    Stop and see the ponies in the...

    by hayward68 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Stop and see the ponies in the New Forest.

    They are reputed to be descendants of the Armada's small Spanish ponies which survived the battle.

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    Gunwharf Quay

    by hayward68 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    When you've had enough sightseeing, go shopping, a little retail therapy as they say! There are lots of places to stop and have a drink or a bite to eat as well.

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    WWI ship

    by hayward68 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    I believe this is one of the last two remaining British WWI ships, Monitor 33(?), built in 1915. It's in drydock now where you can see it.

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    Mary Rose Hall

    by hayward68 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Go inside and see the Mary Rose, Henry VIII's favourite warship. She sank in 1545, was raised to the surface in 1982 and is now under the long process of conservation.

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    HMS Victory

    by hayward68 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The world's oldest commissioned ship and where Lord Nelson met his death during at the Battle of Trafalgar in October 1805.

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    HMS Warrior

    by hayward68 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    The world's first iron hulled armoured battleship, she was launched in 1860. Climb aboard and see what 19th century life was like onboard ship.

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    Streetwalking in Salisbury. ...

    by pjallittle Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Streetwalking in Salisbury. Typically quaint and narrow streets hardly suitable for larger cars.

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    The cathedral at Salsbury,...

    by pjallittle Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The cathedral at Salsbury, England. Another very charming town which warranted more time than we had.

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