Portsmouth attractions

Portsmouth attractions

PortsmouthFrom Portsmouth you can explore the delightful holiday area of Hampshire, a county that borders Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex. Hampshire has two great maritime bases at Portsmouth and Southampton, while nearby the Isle of Wight offers olde worlde charm. The New Forest National Park lies within the borders and the county town is Winchester. Hampshire is a unique county of rolling green hills, tranquil villages and ancient forests, with vibrant cities and bustling market towns. With its rich cultural heritage, varied coastline and beautiful countryside, Hampshire makes an ideal holiday destination.

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Attractions Charles Dickens Birthplace, 393 Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 4QL. Charles Dickens was born in 1812 during the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Twenty-five years later he published his first novel. There are three furnished rooms: the parlour, the dining room and the bedroom. The Birthplace is usually closed from November to March except on his birthday, 7 February. www.charlesdickensbirthplace.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Portsmouth.

Charles Dickens Birthplace

Attractions Portsmouth City Museum, Museum Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2LJ. Tel: 023 9282 7261. Displays include a 17th - century bedchamber, a 19th - century dockyard worker's kitchen, a Victorian parlour, a 1930's kitchen, and a 1950's living room, a 1930's dining room. Location: In the centre of Portsmouth.

Portsmouth City Museum

Attractions D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea Tel: 023 9282 7261. Opened in 1984 to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of D-Day. The museum houses The Overlord Embroidery with its stirring scenes. It measures 272 feet and is the largest work of its kind in the world. Film show with archive film. www.ddaymuseum.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Southsea.

D-Day Museum

Attractions Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Visitor Centre, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ. Tel: 023 9283 9766. Discover the world famous historic ships – HMS Victory, the Mary Rose & HMS Warrior 1860 that have shaped British history at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Home of the Royal Navy, other attractions include The Royal Naval Museum. www.flagship.org.uk. www.hms-victory.com. Location: In the centre of Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Attractions The South Downs Way, over 100 miles long, passes through the beautiful countryside between Winchester and Eastbourne. The trail is very popular with walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. Passes through Eastbourne & Winchester. It passes close to (miles) Steyning (1/2 ), Midhurst (2), Newhaven (3), Lewes (4), Portsmouth (12), Alton (15), Brighton (7), Worthing (4).

The South Downs Way

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