Portsmouth Tourism

Portsmouth has the privilege of being United Kingdom’s sole island city. And it has used this distinction wisely. An important naval base and a treasure chest of nautical heritage, Portsmouth is maritime heaven. Portsmouth merits a visit not just for its incredible coastline, but also for its glorious naval past that has been recreated beautifully for visitors. Vibrant waterfront views welcome you at every corner and the city is very well planned both administratively and from a tourism perspective.

You can feel a sense of pride in the citizens of Portsmouth about their rich culture and illustrious past.

Portsmouth offers top notch tourism experiences. From contemporary art galleries to shop-till-you-drop retail options, there is a lot to indulge in here. Your visit’s highlight will unquestionably be the Portsmouth Dockyard which houses three grand ships with a celebrated naval past and a host of naval memorabilia to explore.

The city is thriving and boisterous throughout the year. There are events and live music shows that add to the lively ambiance. Sample a slice of history at Portsmouth and take home a shipload of happy memories.

Essential travel information and Portsmouth tips for your visit

  • Pick up some antique naval souvenirs instead of regular gifts at the Antiques Storehouse.
  • Carry an umbrella with you at all times.
  • Littering in the city is a punishable offence.
  • For further tourist information about Portsmouth, visit the official tourism website or call the helpline.

Portsmouth Trip Planner

Plan your customized day by day trip plan for Portsmouth. Choose from various experinces categories as adventure, romantic and family and kids friendly for your trip using using Portsmouth trip planner.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Portsmouth

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  • do you have any trips from Portsmouth to the D-Day beaches and Cherbourg in sep/oct 2019

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    • Hi, Carol! We would love to help you with arranging a trip to D-Day beaches and Cherbourg. If you will please drop us a mail on hi@triphobo.com with details like your trip dates and a number of people, we will get back to you with suitable tours. 

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