Welcome to Portsmouth
As well as Cascades Shopping Centre, Portsmouth is a great place to live or visit with plenty to do.
Portsmouth has a number of world class visitor attractions, museums and galleries as well as proud naval and maritime heritage.
Here are our top 5 things to do in and around the city:
Historic Dockyard – Home of the Mary Rose
Portsmouth is steeped with nautical history; probably the most notable example of this is the Historic Dockyard; this is where the famous Mary Rose is.
The Mary Rose (which was a firm favourite of King Henry VIII) sank in 1545; it was discovered in 1971 and raised in 1982. She is now being restored right here in Portsmouth; you can get an up close and personal view whilst learning all about her history at the Mary Rose Museum.
Portsmouth is steeped with nautical history; probably the most notable example of this is the Mary Rose.
The Mary Rose (which was a firm favourite of King Henry VII) sank in 1545; it was discovered in 1971 and raised in 1982. She is now being restored right here in Portsmouth; you can get an up close and personal view whilst learning all about her history at the Mary Rose Museum.
Charles Dickens' Birthplace
Our great city has hosted and inspired some of Britain’s most famous writers; none more famous than Charles Dickens – who was born here in Portsmouth.
1 Mile End Terrace was where Charles Dickens’ parents lived, and where Elizabeth gave birth to what would become a literary genius.
The home was been preserved in time so you can experience his home as he would have done as a child and learn more about Charles Dickens’ time in Portsmouth.
Paulton's Park and Peppa Pig World
If you have kids, then Peppa Pig World at Paulton’s Park is an absolute must.
Peppa’s very own theme park has seven fun rides and attractions. Paulton’s Park also features rides and attractions which include a rollercoaster, a log flume, a water park, adventure golf, a 4D cinema, birds and animals, beautiful landscapes and gardens and much more.
Fratton Park and Portsmouth FC
Whether you’re visiting the city, or you’ve lived in Portsmouth for years, you have to get down to Fratton Park and cheer on the Pompey boys at some point in your life.
Fratton Park stadium was built in 1898 and is steeped in history. It has always played host to Portsmouth FC, from their very first match when they beat local rivals 2-0.
The atmosphere on a match day is unbeatable and rivals many a premiership match.
The Spinnaker Tower is the best place to experience the whole of Portsmouth with spectacular views over the harbour, the south coast, and on a clear day, the Isle of Wight.
Rising 170 metres above Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent; the Spinnaker Tower is taller than the London Eye, Blackpool Tower and Big Ben.
There are three viewing decks, two cafes and a gift shop to explore; the breath-taking views can be enjoyed during the day or venture up at night for a glittering sea of lights.