Portsmouth – the Great Waterfront City

Portsmouth is the Great Waterfront City – packed with world-class attractions, fantastic things to do and a year-round programme of events. Escape to the UK’s only island city, to explore miles of coastline and centuries of history and world class attractions from world renowned museums to great activities and plenty more besides.

If you want to explore the area’s history by exploring Portsmouth through the years to get a better indication of what made the city today you can find atractions celebrating it’s famous authors, or infamous kings

On your travels you may well follow in the footsteps of some very famous names. As Portsmouth has appeared in countless films and TV shows over the years, from small indie flicks to Hollywood blockbusters. Why not Take time to tour many of the spots that you may recognise from film and TV.

From authors to admirals, sportspeople to scientists, Portsmouth has had its fair share of famous residents over the years.

Discover all about some of the most famous individuals to have called Portsmouth home Of course the city is nothing without its people, and Portsmouth’s locals all have their own story to tell of their beloved ‘Pompey’.

If you’re visiting with groups in tow, and need to be sure your itinerary keeps everyone happy well fear not, as Portsmouth has you covered on all fronts. If you want nothing more than to get a lungful of sea air then you can always visit the beaches where you can discover the best places to bathe, or simply enjoy some sum-mer sun and a delicious ice cream.

Away from the seafront, Portsmouth has much to offer fans of the countryside as well. You can discover the city’s parks, marshlands and commons, as well as the places to explore just a short trip off Portsea Island.

It’s possible to visit protected areas, which are home to many nationally important species of plants and animals. Portsmouth is a city surrounded by the sea with a history strongly linked with the Royal Navy. The city houses some superb maritime museums including the Historic Dockyard and the D-Day story.
Gunwharf Quays is only a short walk from the Historic Dockyard and has a premier waterfront position

If it’s views your groups are after then why not end your Portsmouth journey with a memory to saviour.
By visiting the iconic Spinnaker Tower which has stunning views over the Solent.

Where on a clear day it’s possible to see up to 23 miles over to the Isle of Wight Chichester and the South Downs.