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Culture of Portsmouth. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Institute of Criminal Justice The main symbol of big port city is historical docks, which were constructed in 1194. Today several beautiful old ships are moored there and every ship has own amazing history. One of them is flagship “Mary Rose”. It was built in 1509 and belonged to fleet of Henry III. Next to it there is another flagship – “Victory”. In 1805 it had a part in battle near Trafalgar Square, admiral Nelson won the battle exactly on this ship.
Portsmouth invites its guests to visit the best restaurants, there are various establishments in this city. Restaurant 27 is very popular, except of big assortment of national dishes it … Open
The first cruiser in the world “Warrior” is moored in docks too, it was built in 1860. District of docks is one of the favorite walking places for tourists, it is possible to look at the moored ships for a whole day. Not far away from harbor there is historical district, where a lot of interesting architectural monuments are kept.
The great building is Moffat-Ladd house. It was built in 1763 and has been kept until the present days in its primeval appearance, this beautiful building is excellent example of so-called federal style, which was prevalent in Portsmouth on the boundary of 18-19 centuries. In several steps from the house there is Wentworth-Gardner-house, which is interesting to in architectural point of view. Copyright
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It is important to note that both these houses are opened for visiting. Their internal space is designed in full compliance with style of last centuries, spacious rooms are decorated with antiquary furniture and items of art. In Portsmouth there is big number of acting museums and galleries, visiting of these places must be included in every trip program. Royal Naval Museum is one of the most attended establishments in the city.
Portsmouth Harbour Also Royal Marines Museum is interesting; people who enjoyed walking along historical docks need to visit Historic Dockyard. Another interesting place for family resting is Child’s Museum, where various interactive games are gone off every day. In museum “Albacore” under the opened sky visitors can see the legendary submarine with the same name. It was built in 1953 and at this time it was the fastest submarine in the world. Among the religious sights Cathedral of St. Thomas of Canterbury is the most interesting. This beautiful building with wealthy history will please the experts on architecture of the last centuries.
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Public palaces near Portsmouth
♥   Palace 'Palace of Beaulieu' , 25.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Windsor Castle' , 83.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Portsmouth
♥   Church of St. Joseph, Southampton, 24.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral Church of Our Lady and St. Philip Howard, Arundel, 38.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral Church of St. Michael and St. George, Aldershot, 56.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Portsmouth and near

Science Park Porton Down

From the series “Forbidden Construction Objects with Label "Access Denied"”
The scientific park 'Porton Down' is one of the most secret and inaccessible objects of Great Britain. The park is located to the northeast of the city of Porton and was founded more than a century ago. During the First World War, chemical weapons were developed here, which the British supplied the German army with. After the war the chemical weapons tests were continued at the base. What kind of development took place in the park for many years - remains unknown to this day. … Read further

Arundel Castle

From the series “Amazing Ancient Fortresses Preserved to This Day”
Arundel is one of the most beautiful and mostly majestic castles in England. The first owner of the castle, built in the 11th century, was Count Roger Montgomery, one of the richest English magnates. Less than a hundred years later, after completion of the construction work, the castle was expanded and expanded. She served as the main residency of Queen Matilda. Later the wedding of Henry Bolingbroke and Mary de Bohun took place here. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Portsmouth

Culture guide to Portsmouth. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Portsmouth: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Portsmouth. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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