Attractions and Places to Visit in Portsmouth

A city surrounded by the sea, Portsmouth's history is strongly linked with the Royal Navy. The city houses some superb military and maritime museums including Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Royal Marines Museum. For a fantastic view over Portsmouth and surrounds visit the 170-metre-high Emirates Spinnaker Tower, located in Gunwharf Quays designer outlet shopping centre.

The Miniport at Gunwharf Quays

The Miniport at Gunwharf Quays

The Miniport at Gunwharf Quays is your chance to captain your own motorised ship. After a short briefing you will put on a lifejacket, descend the steps into the dock area and in no time will be steering out between the buoys and setting course for the lighthouse!
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Blue Reef Aquarium

Blue Reef Aquarium

Welcome to Blue Reef Aquarium in Southsea, Portsmouth, voted Customer Attraction of the 12 months by Tourism South East, portsmouth. Located on Clarence Esplanade, between the 2 piers overlooking the busy Solent.
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Clarence Pier Amusement Park

Clarence Pier Amusement Park

Clarence Pier Southsea is one of the largest amusement parks on the south coast and boasts all manner of amusements, rides and activities for all the family.
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D-Day Museum

D-Day Museum

Portsmouth’s D-Day Museum is Britain’s only museum dedicated solely to covering all aspects of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944. D-Day was a turning point in the Second World War.
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Portsmouth City Museum

Portsmouth City Museum

Portsmouth's leading Museum.Come along and enjoy a brilliant day out. Portsmouth's collections include many works of art that show people on the move. In this selection of paintings, photographs and prints people use different types of transport.
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past, present and future and is a must see for anyone visiting the south of England.
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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

Discover the national collection of artillery at Fort Nelson. Explore 19 acres of ramparts, outer fortifications, secret underground tunnels, and ammunition bunkers at this fully restored Victorian fort.
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Spinnaker Tower

Spinnaker Tower

Soaring 170 metres above Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent, the Emirates Spinnaker Tower is taller than the London Eye, Blackpool Tower and Big Ben and has already established itself as a national icon for Britain.
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The Mary Rose Museum

The Mary Rose Museum

The Mary Rose is a Tudor ship, built in 1510. In service for 34 years. Sank in 1545. Discovered in 1971. Raised in 1982. Now in the final stages of conservation, she takes her place in a stunning and unique museum.
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The Pyramids Centre

The Pyramids Centre

The Pyramids is one of Portsmouth’s largest entertainment, leisure and event complex’s located along Southsea Beach. There’s something for all the family with fun leisure pools, Soft Play World and Swim Academy.
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Southsea Castle

Southsea Castle

Built in 1544, the Southsea Castle was part of a series of fortifications constructed by Henry VIII around England's coasts to protect the country from invaders. It is open as a historical attraction free of charge between March and October each year.
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World War 1 Remembrance Centre

World War 1 Remembrance Centre

The new centre has been set up to display artefacts, reproduction exhibits and memorabilia from World War One. they have a memorial centre and a walk through trench system.
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