PORTSMOUTH HISTORIC SHIPS.
Portsmouth is the home to a fantastic collection of Historic Ships, located in the Historic Portsmouth Dockyard are:
HMS VICTORY, Nelson's famous flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. HMS Victory is the oldest serving warship still in commission, you can visit her at Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard and take part in a guided tour.
The remains of the MARY ROSE Henry VIII's Tudor warship which sank off Southsea Castle in 1512 are on display in a state of the art new museum, next door to HMS Victory. Opening Spring 2013.
HMS WARRIOR the world's first iron hulled warship, is moored at Portsmouth Dockyard in all her glory. Warrior was built in 1860 and restored to her present state between 1979 - 1987 and has been moored at Portsmouth since 1987.
Portsmouth and Southsea has a wide range of hotels to suit all tastes and budgets. These range from national hotel brands to unique cosy boutique hotels.
The hotel listings on this site have been divided into three distinct areas, to make your search easier. These are:
PORTSMOUTH NORTH HOTELS which includes the Cosham and Port Solent areas.
Each hotel in the listing has a map page and most of the hotels can be booked online, use the book now button in the listing.
Portsmouth and Southsea have some great places for shopping that include all of the big name stores and outlets.
The shopping areas range from the large outlet shopping centre at Gunwharf Quays to the smaller eclectic mix of independent retailers at Albert Road. Portsmouth shopping areas include the following;
ALBERT ROAD, SOUTHSEA
CASCADES SHOPPING CENTRE
COSHAM HIGH STREET
OCEAN RETAIL PARK - BURRFIELDS RD
PALMERSTON ROAD, SOUTHSEA
THE POMPEY CENTRE
VICTORY RETAIL PARK
Portsmouth has a really wide variety of quality restaurants to choose from. The range includes Bangladeshi, Chinese, Greek, Moroccan, Turkish, Thai, Indian, Nepalese, Spanish, South American, Italian and traditional English restaurants and pubs.
GUNWHARF QUAYS RESTAURANTS
HILSEA & NORTH END RESTAURANTS
OLD PORTSMOUTH RESTAURANTS
PORT SOLENT RESTAURANTS
SOUTHSEA - ALBERT ROAD RESTAURANTS
As well as the maritime history on show at the Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth has a fantastic choice of other attractions to visit, plus a range of excellent museums. These range from the Charles Dickens birthplace museum to the D-Day Museum in Southsea.
Portsmouth Attractions include the following;
BLUE REEF AQUARIUM
CHARLES DICKENS BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM
D DAY MUSEUM
PORTSMOUTH CITY MUSEUM
ROYAL GARRISON CHURCH
ROYAL MARINES MUSEUM