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PO5 1PX, Portsmouth, 10 Victoria Road North, Southsea
Located in Portsmouth within 2.3 km of Mary Rose Museum and 6 km of Port Solent, Victorin House features rooms with free WiFi. Offering a garden, the property is located within 1.6 km of Portsmouth... read more
£ 35.67View Rates
PO4 8SL, Portsmouth, Unit 4 The Pompey Centre Fratton Way
Located close to Fratton and around 5 minutes' drive from Portsmouth city centre, ibis budget Portsmouth is just 6 minutes’ drive from Southsea beach. Also 3 minutes’ walk from Fratton Park, home of Portsmouth Football... read more
£ 36.00View Rates
PO12 1HY, Gosport, 3 Spring Garden Lane
In the centre of Gosport, this hotel offers free Wi-Fi and free parking. Set just 0.5 miles from the bustling harbour front, there are restaurants within a few hundred metres. Acorn Lodge Guest House Gosport’s... read more
£ 40.00View Rates
PO1 2RG, Portsmouth, 20 Landport Terrace
Portsmouth Inns is located in Portsmouth. Free WiFi access is available. All rooms are fitted with en-suite bathrooms with a hairdryer. Each bedroom has free WiFi, a TV and tea/coffee facilities. Ironing supplies and a... read more
£ 45.00View Rates
PO12 3BB, Gosport, 182 Brockhurst Road
Brockhurst Lodge is set in Gosport. Guests may enjoy free WiFi. The 2-bedroom apartment comes with a living room with flat-screen TV, and a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher. There is a bathroom with a... read more
£ 49.88View Rates
PO5 1PX, Portsmouth, 10b Victoria Road North Southsea
Southseaa Inn is set in Portsmouth, within 2.3 km of Mary Rose Museum and 6 km of Port Solent. Around 1.6 km from Portsmouth Cathedral, the property is also close to University of Portsmouth. All... read more
£ 50.00View Rates
PO5 2NE, Portsmouth, 4 Florence Road
Set in Portsmouth, Southsea Rocks Hotel has a garden, a shared lounge and rooms with free WiFi access. The property is close to several noted attractions and around 1.9 km from Portsmouth Cathedral. Port Solent... read more
£ 50.22View Rates
PO5 2NA, Portsmouth, 6 Malvern Road
Just a 5-minute stroll from Southsea beach and 10 minutes from the South Parade Pier, Florence Suite Boutique Hotel and Restaurant provides luxury accommodation. A mix of on and off-road parking is available, free of... read more
£ 53.00View Rates
PO6 3FR, Portsmouth, Lakeshore Drive
Village Hotel Portsmouth is set on the Lakeside North Harbour Business Park in Portsmouth, a 3-minute drive from Junction 12 off the M27. Free parking is available. Guests can enjoy the on-site swimming pool and... read more
£ 55.00View Rates
PO3 5HH, Portsmouth, Burrfields Rd
On the eastern edge of Portsmouth, Farmhouse Innlodge features a traditional restaurant, a children’s play centre and a lively sports bar. Portsmouth Continental Ferry Terminal is just 2 miles away. The Pony Club children’s centre... read more
£ 57.50View Rates
PO5 3LJ, Portsmouth, Clarence Parade, Southsea
The Queens Hotel is an Edwardian building just 5 minutes walk from the beach and sits opposite Southsea Common. Popular local attractions such as the Historic Docyard, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose are 1.5... read more
£ 65.00View Rates
PO5 2JB, Portsmouth, 11/12 South Parade, Southsea
The Seacrest Hotel is situated on Southsea's seafront, looking out over award-winning gardens to the Solent and the Isle of Wight. It has free parking, free WiFi and rooms with a 33-inch or 40-inch flat-screen... read more
£ 69.00View Rates
PO5 2LQ, Portsmouth, Clarence Road
The Clarence is a multi-award-winning, adults-only boutique hotel located just a short walk from Portsmouth's seafront esplanade. This Edwardian residence has been stylishly converted to offer well-designed and individually styled rooms with a luxury bathroom.... read more
£ 69.00View Rates
PO4 9RH, Portsmouth, 1 Helena Road, Soutsea
Featuring free WiFi, One Helena Road offers accommodation in Portsmouth. The Mary Rose Museum is 3.2 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Each self-contained studio has a seating are and... read more
£ 75.00View Rates
PO5 2ET, Portsmouth, 38 A288 38 Clarence Parade Southsea
Located in Portsmouth, 2.7 km from Mary Rose Museum, Q8 Boutique Hotel has rooms with free WiFi access. Popular points of interest around the property include Portsmouth Cathedral and Spitbank Fort. Port Solent is 7... read more
£ 78.00View Rates
PO6 3EE, Portsmouth, London Road
Just 4 minutes’ walk from Cosham town centre, the Innkeeper's Lodge Portsmouth, Cosham offers en suite rooms alongside its bar and pizza kitchen. Innkeeper's Lodge provides free parking and WiFi and is around 10 minutes’... read more
£ 79.00View Rates
PO1 3FD, Portsmouth, The Plaza, Gunwharf Quays
Superbly located in Portsmouth’s lively waterfront development, Gunwharf Quays, this hotel offers bright, modern rooms with buffet breakfasts. Shops, bars and restaurants are on the hotel doorstep. Spacious rooms at this Holiday Inn Express all... read more
£ 80.00View Rates
PO5 3JS, Portsmouth, 41D Ashburton Road
Located in Portsmouth, 2.2 km from Mary Rose Museum and 6 km from Port Solent, Apartment Ashburton provides accommodation with free WiFi. All units come with a seating area, a flat-screen TV and a private... read more
£ 84.00View Rates
PO5 2EE, Southsea, 10-11 Bellevue Terrace
Boasting a bar and a restaurant, Becketts Southsea Ltd is located in Southsea. All rooms boast a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom. The accommodation offers free WiFi. All guest rooms in... read more
£ 125.00View Rates
PO1 3FR, Portsmouth, No.1 Gunwharf Quays
Offering a terrace, Gunwharf Quays Waterfront is situated in Portsmouth, 400 metres from Mary Rose Museum. Free WiFi is offered and private parking is available on site. The accommodation is fitted with a seating area... read more
£ 127.49View Rates
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For some, Portsmouth is the place where their holiday begins as they board a cross channel ferry bound for France or Spain. For others, it is their chosen holiday venue. Whatever your choice, there is plenty to keep every member of the family occupied.
Explore the town’s rich naval heritage at the Historic Dockyard, home of the Mary Rose, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior. Stay in the city centre and Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth’s lively waterfront development, is within easy reach as well as the Blue Reef Aquarium. Both the historic Dockyard and the waterfront, are filled with traditional pubs and restaurants. Southsea’s seafront is just minutes away.
Portsmouth in the south of England
As the second largest city within the Hampshire county in the south of England, Portsmouth has a long and illustrious history associated with it. What makes Portsmouth such an attractive destination for tourists across the world is the fact that it is the sole island city of UK.
Shop at the city centre Cascades shopping mall, with its range of high street stores. Take a trip to Southsea to visit Gunwharf Quays, a premium retail outlet village where you can browse more than ninety shops before enjoying a meal at the harbour’s edge. Situated on one of the country’s busiest shipping channels there is always plenty to see as large cross channel ferries head off to Europe and smaller ferries weave their way across the Solent to the Isle of Wight, for among the Cowes Week summer sailing regatta.
You might even, on occasion, experience the impressive sight of a naval aircraft carrier entering port. If you are looking for a traditional seaside holiday, then head for Southsea with its miles of sand and shingle beach. Enjoy a walk along the elegant seafront promenade or visit the amusements on Clarence Pier or South Parade Pier.
For children, the Blue Reef Aquarium offers close up views of sharks, graceful rays and even a giant octopus. The Model Village and Butterfly House are popular attractions, while during the summer, Southsea Common is host to circuses, the renowned Southsea Show and an annual Kite Festival.
No visit to Portsmouth and Southsea would be complete without investigating its fascinating naval history.
Buy a ticket to the Historic Dockyard and tour Henry VIII’s pride and joy the Mary Rose; Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory and Britain’s first iron clad warship HMS Warrior. Stand on the walls of Southsea Castle just as Henry VIII did as his fleet embarked in 1545. Prepare to be impressed by the D Day Museum Overlord Embroidery, inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry and charting the history of World War Two.
Immerse yourself in the history of the Royal Marines at their Southsea museum, and don’t forget to look out to sea where four Victorian forts were built to protect England from invasion by Napoleon.
If you are passing through Portsmouth en route to the continent, you will find several low cost hotels in the north of the city around the ferry port. These are also ideal if you are planning a mini-break and you want to explore both Portsmouth and Southsea.
If a traditional beach holiday is your choice but a seafront hotel is not in your budget, cheap accommodation options abound if you explore the surrounding roads in Southsea itself. With guest houses, bed and breakfast and hotels across the city, there are choices available to fit every budget.
The city of Portsmouth is located just 64 miles from London, meaning that it is only a short car ride away for individuals looking to engage in the authentic UK experience.
Southsea Seaside Resort Town
Among the various attractions that Portsmouth has to offer, is the beautiful seafront resort area of Southsea. Located on the south end of Portsea Island in Hampshire, the luxurious resort is just a mile away from the bustling Portsmouth city centre.
Over the years, the seaside resort has turned into a thriving commercial and tourist destination particularly due to the numerous shopping options as well asrestaurants located within it.
Southsea is also known for its vibrant nightlife culture, making it the perfect destination for more outgoing tourists.
Tourists visiting Southsea are first recommended to brush up on the resort’s history. The beach is made primarily of gravel, and consists of two piers – the Clarence Pier and the South Parade Pier. The two piers are most commonly known for housing large amusement arcades.
Southsea plays a prominent role in the city of Portsmouth’s history, and this is typified through the presence of four forts originally constructed during the late 19th century. The sea facing town also consists of a beautiful walkway, lined with unique lanterns, created on the cusp of the millennium, that extends all the way to the Gunwharf Quays.
Tourists traveling with children can also find a number of popular miniature golf courses, skate parks and tennis courts within the area. Additional three volleyball courts were also created here.
No tourist visiting Southsea can leave without at least a short visit to the D-Day Museum. The museum is known particularly for housing the beautiful Overlord Embroidery, created as a tribute to the brave soldiers who gave their lives for the country during Operation Overlord.
The masterpiece is 272 feet in length, and remains the largest memorial of its kind across the entire world. Tourists are also urged to view the short film created by the museum itself paying tribute to the men and women who participated in Operation Overlord.
When it comes to shopping, Southsea has two shopping districts sitting adjacent to each other. The first of these is located near Palmerston Road’s pedestrian walkways. Tourists can purchase clothes and other products from global brands or relax at the numerous cafes in the area.
The second shopping centre is located near Albert Road, which is also home to the famous Kings Theatre. Tourists who wish to take a break from shopping can do so by taking a stroll down the scenic walkways that run all along the area.
Choosing the Perfect Accommodation
Accommodation in Portsmouth is not difficult to find, regardless of what your budget may be. Options range from the finest five star hotel to smaller boutique hotel as well as bed and breakfast. Other more modest options are guest houses and cheap hotels.
Some popular accommodation options in Portsmouth for visitors looking for a family room include the Norfolk Guest House, the Portsmouth Apartments Group, The Farmhouse & Innlodge Hotel, and the Hilton Portsmouth.
(Frogmore Road, Southsea, PO4 8RF United Kingdom)
Home ground of Portsmouth F.C. football club, nicknamed Pompey. The home colours of the team are blue, white and red.
Founded : 1898
Capacity : 20,700
Moneyfields Sports Ground
(Moneyfields Sports Ground, Moneyfields Avenue Copnor, PO3 6LA Hampshire England UK)
The Victory Stadium
(Victory Stadium, Burnaby Road, PO1 2EJ England UK)
Home ground of United Services Portsmouth Football Club.
Founded : 1962
Location : this seaside resort city is located in the south-western part of the country. Bournemouth International Airport and hotels are less than 10 miles away. Southampton’s cruise docks and ferry port terminals are within easy reach.
Region : South West England
County : Hampshire