Portsmouth is a delightful city on England’s south coast and is known for its historic port and for being England’s only island-city (it’s located on the island of Portsea). There are plenty of transport options for your trip to Portsmouth: there are train connections with London and Southampton, and the harbor is home to an international ferry terminal which lets visitors travel to Portsmouth from Brittany, the Spanish cities of Bilbao and Santander, and the Isle of Wight.
The highlight during your Portsmouth vacation will undoubtedly be the Historic Dockyards. These docks are home to historic vessels like the Mary Rose Museum, and the Royal Naval Museum is also only a short walk away. Make sure to pay a visit to Spinnaker Tower, a symbol of the restoration efforts which have revitalized the Portsmouth tourism scene. You can also enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views from the top.
The Southsea Seafront’s Blue Reef aquarium and Portsmouth Pyramids Centre, a massive indoor water park and venue that’s only steps from the sea, are great options for a family-friendly holiday in Portsmouth. Playzone is another popular stop if you’re looking for indoor fun for all ages.
Theatre lovers will want to see what’s on at the neo-classical Portsmouth Guildhall or Kings Theatre, a historic theatre that’s known for its popular Christmas Pantomime. Finally, you can’t finish your Portsmouth holiday without admiring the towers and gorgeous cathedral in Old Portsmouth. So, what’re you waiting for? Let’s start planning your vacation in Portsmouth!