Portsmouth Things to Do

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  • 1. Spinnaker Tower

    We could not have asked for a better day. Just caught more or less the last lift at 5.30pm (surprised at the early closure – no sunset viewing except during the winter months). And what views: the...

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  • 2. Visit HMS Victory

    HMS Victory, in dry dock in Portsmouth, is the flag ship of the first sea lord, and as such, the oldest commissioned navel ship in existance in the...

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  • 3. Gunwharf Quays - outlet shopping

    Gunwharf Quays consists of almost 100 outlet stores, 30 bars & restaurants, a health & fitness centre, 14 screen cinema, a 26 lane Bowling alley, a comedy club,...

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  • 4. Tour the HMS Victory

    This was Lord Nelson's flagship at the historic Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The two hundredth anniversary was observed here just recently. During this great...

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  • 5. HMS Warrior

    The battleship HMS Warrior was launched in 1860. At that time, she was the mightiest, fastest, best-armored warship in the world. She had a main armament of 26...

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  • 6. Historic Dockyard

    Portsmouth celebrates Christmas with a distinctly Victorian feel. Thanks to Charles Dickens' being born in nearby Landport, every December in the historic...

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  • 7. Historic Dockyard

    I lived almost a year next to the Historic Dockyard without ever setting my foot into the various museum boats and museums located in this area, including the...

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  • 8. Spice Island

    The area surrounding the 'Point' in Old Portsmouth is known as 'Spice Island' as it was the main port for the importation of spices from the Caribbean in the...

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  • 9. Sightseeing

    firstly the Spinnaker Tower is a must,but don't forget theDockyard where you can see HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, The Mary Rose not to mention the various Warships...

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  • 10. Historic Ships

    Firstly the Spinnaker Tower is a must,but don't forget the Dockyard where you can see HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, The Mary Rose not to mention the various...

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  • 11. Action stations

    Once a warehouse Actions stations is now a impressive maritime museum showing navel life, without the thump on the back of the head that is. There’s lots of...

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  • 12. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    Portsmouth historic dockyard is very fascinating with many ships to see, & lots of museums. It’s just up the road from the railway station (Portsmouth harbour),...

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  • 13. Cannon balls & Turds on The Victory

    There's cannon balls dotted about in straight line’s on the Victory. The stairs are very steep indeed & it’s very easy to bump your head on low ceilings. Life...

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  • 14. Other things at Portsmouth Dockyard

    ‘HMS Warrior’ was out being spring-cleaned (or hoovered) when we came to visit. This is one of the first iron hulled armoured battleship’s in England. She was...

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  • 15. The mighty Warrior

    The Warrior stands large and proud, docked in Portsmouth Harbour..... a constant reminder of times past.I pass it on the way to work or university pretty much...

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  • 16. Historical Old Portsmouth

    A short walk away from the hive of activity that is the Quays, and you will stumble upon Old Portsmouth.Here it is still possible to recapture some of the...

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  • 17. Nelson's ship

    One permanent resident of Portsmouth you need to pay a visit to is HMS Victory, the flagship of Vice Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson. This historical war veteran is...

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  • 18. Gunwharf Quays

    Connecting the Naval Dockyards with Old Portsmouth, Gunwharf Quays is a new development of apartments, shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. It’s become something...

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  • 19. Old Portsmouth

    Little is left of Old Portsmouth – the original part of the city – due to redevelopment over the centuries and, most significantly, the Luftwaffe bombing of...

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  • 20. Historic Dockyard - Harbour Tour

    Included in the admission ticket to the Dockyard is the harbour trip around the modern day naval base. With a running commentary from the pilot, we get to hear...

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  • 21. Historic Dockyard - HMS Victory

    Launched in 1765 in Chatham, Kent, the HMS Victory is the oldest naval ship still in commission, in spite of being retired from active duty in 1812.It is most...

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  • 22. Historic Dockyard - HMS Warrior

    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...

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  • 23. Historic Dockyard

    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the home of the Royal Navy.Whether or not you are interested in military history or boats, the Historic Dockyard is a fabulous...

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  • 24. Mexican Celebration at Gunwharf Quays

    11th - 29th OctoberGun Wharf QuaysDia de los Muertos, in Mexico, is a fiery fiesta celebrating the life and passing of our ancestors.Events• Butterfly & Giant...

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  • 25. Enjoy the fab views

    The Spinnaker Tower is 170m high above sea level. It is higher than the London Eye, Blackpool tower and Big Ben and at 170m is the tallest publicly accessible...

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