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Emirates Spinnaker Tower Portsmouth Family Entrance Ticket
"Take a high speed lift to view deck one 100 metres above sea level and experience the wow of the stunning 350 panoramic view over the Solent and beyond. Explore over 1700 years of history and the secrets of the view with audio guides and interactive touch screens available in multiple languages.Venture across the amazing glass Sky Walk high above the harbour - if you dare! Then take to the helm of our rib boat simulator and race your friends and family.Next head up to the Café in the Clouds 105 metres above the Harbour and relax with a coffee and cake whilst enjoying the breathtaking scenery. Finally climb to the highest open air viewing level and experience the refreshing sea breeze in your hair!Back on ground level
From GBP33.00
 
Portsmouth Historic Dockyards and HMS Victory Tour from London
"This full-day tour from the London area takes you on a scenic drive to the historic naval dockyards of Portsmouth where you’ll see the famous ships that attract visitors from around the world.On your tour of several historic Royal Navy ships the highlight will undoubtedly be HMS Victory Nelson’s flagship during the famous Battle of Trafalgar. Learn what life was like for these brave sailors climb the decks and see where Nelson lived and died.Another highlight for many is the Mary Rose the flagship of King Henry VIII. This old ship sank on its maiden voyage just outside Portsmouth harbor wall. It was raised from the seabed in the 1980s and is now housed in a brand-new museum along with thousands of artifacts.Nearby we can also visit HMS Warrior
From GBP200.00
 
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard: All Attraction Ticket
"Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a great day out for all! Offering a unique experience which spans 800 years of British Naval history and situated within a working Naval Base the Historic Dockyard is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past present and future - a must see for anyone visiting the South of England.The annual ALL-ATTRACTION TICKET includes entry to: • The new Mary Rose Museum: which launched in 2013. This brand new state-of-the-art museum is home to the remains of Henry VIII’s flagship and an extraordinary collection of artifacts recovered from the sea after 400 years.• HMS Warrior 1860: the world’s first iron-hulled armored warship launched in 1860 and never fired a shot in anger yet changed naval warfare forever.• HMS Victory: the world’s oldest commissioned warship
From GBP26.00

More Local Customs in Portsmouth

"Festival Of the Sea"

The 2005 festival was held same year that Portsmouth was celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.Over 500 vessels came to the International Festival of the Sea, which was from...
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kevin36
Apr 04, 2011

Trafalgar Day

A ceremony is usually held on board HMS Victory at Portsmouth Naval Base to remember the 199th anniversary of Admiral Lord Nelson's triumph at the Battle of Trafalgar. During the service a laurel...
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LouiseTopp
Apr 04, 2011

Millenium Pebbles

If going for a walk along Portsmouth and Southsea beach, anywhere from Southsea Castle to Eastney, keep a look out among the shingle for 'millenium pebbles'. This was an art project in 2000 when...
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succotash
Jul 18, 2006

Home of the Royal Navy

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the day out for all the family and with a full calendar of events. Tourist should look out for memorable visits to this town every year, as there are several events...
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Toyin
Jul 10, 2005

Sea fearers

As I said in the opening remark, Portsmouth is home to Mary Rose, HMS Warrior 1860, Action Stations - the Royal Navy interactive showcase, boat tours of Portsmouth Harbour. The people here are sea...
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Toyin
Jul 10, 2005

Be nice to Policemen, be nice...

Be nice to Policemen, be nice to traffic wardens, be nice to waiters, these people can make your life hell. There are 3 phrases that will get you everywhere in Portsmouth. Please. Thank you. Excuse...
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Aragina
Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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I don't know whether this...

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...
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SMeeds
Aug 24, 2002

Festival of Beltain

At beginning of May, come and watch them burn the Wicker Man, to celebrate the Festival of Beltain. Music, entertainers, food and drink - an amazing time.
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succotash
Jan 28, 2005

Portsmouth is a military town...

Portsmouth is a military town with a long history with the Navy. I don't imagine they were too happen to see this type of gentleman though!
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Aug 25, 2002

Top Hotels in Portsmouth

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69 Festing Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO4 0NQ, United Kingdom
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Clarence Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO5 2LQ, United Kingdom
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2 Malvern Rd, Portsmouth, PO52NA, United Kingdom
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84 Queen Street, PO1 3HU
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The Plaza, GunWharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3FD, United Kingdom
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Top Things to Do in Portsmouth

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Spinnaker Tower

Spinnaker Tower was opened in 2005 and forms the 'centrepiece' of the redevelopment of the area of Portsmouth harbour near The Hard (which includes Portsmouth Harbour railway station and bus station)....
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Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard is a huge area of the Royal Navy base which is open to the public. It's set by Portsmouth harbour, a minute's walk from The Hard railway station and bus station and very...
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Mary Rose Museum - Historic Dockyard

I waited for a very, very long time to visit the 'Mary Rose', King Henry Vlll's favourite warship...and it was more than worth the wait. In 1545 the 'Mary Rose', crammed with hundreds of crew and...
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Old Portsmouth - District

Old Portsmouth is now just a district of the much larger city but it's the original Medieval town, deliberately founded at the waterside by its Norman lord, Jean de Gisors, in 1170-1180 to serve as...
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Gunwharf Quays Designer Outlet Shopping Centre - Mall

Connecting the Naval Dockyards with Old Portsmouth, Gunwharf Quays is a new development of apartments, shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. It’s become something of a destination, not only for...
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HMS Victory- Historic Dockyard

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 world. Victory was laid down in 1749 and launched...
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Top 5 Portsmouth Writers

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"Portsmouth"
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rexvaughan

"Delightful Portsmouth"
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jono84

"O Mighty Town"
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toonsarah

"A night in a fort"
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annase

"Discovering my new home town bit by bit"
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