Located in the south coast of England, Portsmouth is a pulsating waterfront city. The city has a nickname ‘Pompey’. It has a rich past especially associated with the navy because of which you can find so many tourist attractions here, like the Historical Dockyard. This city is decked with several shopping spots which are home to some popular fashion brands like Barbour, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren etc. Besides, it also houses some of the best cathedrals and museums in England. Accommodation is also not a problem as there are several comfortable hotels in Portsmouth. So, if you are looking forward to an ideal family holiday, book cheap flights to Portsmouth.
People interested in English literature will be glad to know that this city is the birthplace of authors like Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Canon Doyle and H.G. Wells. Music lovers will also love the city as it houses musical venues like Pyramids, Guildhall and The Wedgewood Rooms.
You can begin your tour with the chief attraction of the city, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, located in the naval base. This dockyard houses historic ships like HMS Warrior 1860, HMS Victory, Mary Rose etc. There are also Action Stations and the Royal Naval Museum. You will have a good time at Ship Anson, an old pub just outside the Dockyard.
The Spinnaker Tower is another great attraction of this city and is surely a reason to take cheap flights to Portsmouth. This is a landmark tower that is about 170 m above the Portsmouth Harbour. This tower is worth £ 21 million. You will get a chance to view the tower from 3 levels – at 100 m, 105 m and 115 m. A high speed elevator will take you to the top of this tower.
If you like historical remains, then go to see Southsea castle. Constructed in the year 1544, this castle was a part of Henry VIII’s series of fortifications against invaders around the coasts of England.
At Royal Marines Museum, you will get to know about the interesting story of the Royal Marines that are illustrated through dramatic displays. This museum was built in the 1860s and is adorned with a grand staircase, huge paintings and beautiful and artistic ceilings.
Apart from these, there are several other attractions awaiting you in Portsmouth. Visit the city to eat, drink, shop and roam around.