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View the City from the Spinnaker Tower

The Spinnaker Tower was opened to the public near Portsmouth harbor in 2005. It resembles a sail in shape. It is considered the tallest building in the country outside the capital. The height of the building is 170 meters. The main attraction of the city is open from 10 am to 6 pm on any day of the week. It's only closed on Christmas day. Various events are held during other holidays. If you come here, you will get the opportunity to see Portsmouth from a height and take beautiful photos.
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 tower consists of 3 floors. The first floor is located at an altitude of 100 meters. Its floor and walls are made of glass. The effect of "walking through the air" is created because of this. If you take the elevator 5 meters higher, you can get to the 2nd floor to get acquainted with the history of the city with the help of a "temporary telescope" and an audio guide. The 3rd floor is located at a height of 115 meters. The observation deck is equipped with it. It offers amazing panoramic views of Portsmouth, its surroundings, the city's port, the picturesque Isle of Wight, and the Solent, even in the rain.

Southsea Area Tour

Southsea Castle was built for defensive purposes by order of King Henry VIII in 1544. It is a museum today. You will have the opportunity to go on a tour here to see ancient objects. For example, you will see real guns and will be able to walk through the underground labyrinths of the fortress. Copyright
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 … Open
There are also other places of interest around Southsea. Clarence pier is located near the city. It was built on the coast in 1861. There are many attractions and a museum here. It was opened in 1984. Its exhibition is dedicated to the landing of naval troops during the Normandy operation. The Blue Reef Aquarium is located near the castle. You will be able to pass through a transparent underwater tunnel there. You will admire fish and other marine life, as well as be able to touch a stingray and a turtle.

Travel to the Isle of Wight

You can take the ferry to spend a weekend in the beautiful English countryside. It's leaving the city port. You will travel to the Isle of Wight via the Solent. The journey will take 1 hour. But if you become a passenger of a ship equipped with an air cushion, the voyage to the natural attraction will last only 10 minutes. If you reach the island, you can visit the Golf center and take a few lessons from an experienced coach and take a tour of the Osborne House. It was the summer residence of Queen Victoria. You can admire the strait and ride a horse through the beautiful garden.
Except of wealthy trip program Portsmouth can offer to its guests a lot of interesting amusements. One of the most popular attractions is city observing from the Spinnaker tower. On the last … Open

Leisure Island Fun Park

Do you like to have fun in a way that increases the level of adrenaline in your blood? You can spend time at Leisure Island Fun Park after visiting Portsmouth's attractions. There are all sorts of slides, carousels, and other interesting attractions on its territory. You will be able to experience the thrill of riding on some of them.
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Take a Boat Ride in a Small Port

If you are not indifferent to boat trips and want to feel like a real rower, you can go to the small port during your stay in Portsmouth. You will be able to rent a boat and ride it for half an hour or even longer. You will row the oars yourself. There is also a yacht rental service in the city. Therefore, you can give preference to this option of travel.
Portsmouth is located on the shore of the Solent Strait. This is a major port city and a naval base of Britain. The city is quite interesting for travelers because it, like many old English … Open

View the City from Portsdown Hill

Portsdown Hill is located in the northern part of the city. It is a natural protection from the cold north wind in winter. Therefore, snow and frost are rare in Portsmouth. There are forts on top of it. They were built during the reign of Queen Victoria. You will have the opportunity to climb the hill to see the ancient fortresses and enjoy the panorama of Portsmouth.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Portsmouth
♥   Restaurant 'Little Gloster' Gurnard. Type - Traditional cuisine. 17.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Thompson’s' Newport. Type - Modern British. 17.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Richmond Arms' West Ashling. Type - International. 18.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Hallidays' Chichester. Type - Classic cuisine. 18.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Bakers Arms' Droxford. Type - Traditional British. 18.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Portsmouth
♥   Castle 'Portchester Castle' , 4.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Calgary Castle' , 9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Warblington Castle' , 10.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'West Cowes Castle' , 14.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Calshot Castle' , 15.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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