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0 Best Portsmouth Attractions Every Tourist Must See

If you’ve always dreamt of pretty portside towns and fishing boats, then Portsmouth is likely to hit all the right notes for you. It plays hosts to hundreds of small boats, submarines and three beautifully preserved ships. You can also take a trip to the local museum which provides more information about the harbour and its history. While the harbour is the main selling point of Portsmouth, there is an aquarium to explore on a rainy day and plenty of places to grab food and drinks. It is also a popular destination for those also travelling out the Isle of Wight.

 

0 Most Popular Attractions in Portsmouth

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Top Attractions

As a naval Base, Portsmouth has a history tied up with ships. Visit the Historical Dockyard and see Lord Nelson’s warship, HMS Victory. Henry VIII’s pride The Mary Rose has her final resting place here as well. The National Museum of the Royal Navy is in the same area. Another ship to visit is the HMS Warrior.

Kids & Family

Take the kids to the Blue Reef Aquarium for a great educational day out. The kids will also enjoy a day at Southsea Castle, which was built by Henry VIII in 1544. Just after it was built the Mary Rose sank just out in front of the Castle.

Shopping & Nightlife

Gunwharf Quays is the place to head for shopping during the day and again for entertainment after dark. Guildhall Walk and Palmerston Road are other places to check out.

Day Tours

Go to the D Day Museum & Overlord Embroidery, a more comprehensive experience learning about the D Day and Normandy Landing. The Overlord Embroidery is based on the Bayeux Tapestry and traces the progress of the Overlord campaign from 1940 to the shores of Normandy in 1944. The Spitbank Fort is a very exclusive island offering tours of the Fort as well as dining and accommodation.

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