Portsmouth is famed for its naval heritage and harbour, but there is so much more to discover. Explore the museums to learn about the events and people that have shaped the city across the centuries. Visit the parks and seafront or join in with the many special events that take place here throughout the year. Portsmouth has three main shopping areas and an abundance of places to eat. Whether you live many miles away or have the delights of the city on your doorstep, why not come and enjoy it all for yourself?
Places to visit:
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard:
The dockyard has been the starting place of many of Britain global expeditions. It is still home to the Royal Navy and serving naval vessels alongside the famous historic ships that are housed within its gate. Here you can visit the Mary Rose, HMS Victory still technically in service and the Warrior. You can also visit the Navy Museum.5 minutes walk from Portsmouth Harbour station.
Home to shops, restaurants and cinema. The main entertainment and leisure complex for the city. With high street names to browse in and outdoor dining with a view over the passing ships into and out of the harbour. 5 minutes walk from Portsmouth Harbour station.
Natural History Museum:
Find out about the city’s wildlife and geology for free, also include a Butterfly House in the summer. 27 minutes walk from Fratton station.
Built by Henry VIII in 1544 to protect the country from invaders, this fascinating site offers so much to see such as the keep, underground tunnels and ramparts. This isn't walkable but you can take the 700 bus outside Portsmouth Harbour station which is a 13 minute ride.
The beautiful cathedral in Old Portsmouth reveals the city’s history. 15 minutes walk from Portsmouth Harbour station.
A national icon, why not visit the viewing platform where you can literally ‘walk on air’ on the glass floor. 1 minute walk from Portsmouth Harbour station.
New Theatre Royal:
A friendly venue in the heart of the city, bringing to you dance, theatre, drama, music, children’s shows and comedy. 8 minute walk from Portsmouth and Southsea station.