Portsmouth City in England
Portsmouth on the southern coast of Hampshire is a vibrant waterfront city that is the ideal spot for a city break for families and individuals.
Emirates Spinnaker Tower - See all of Portsmouth and the surrounding harbour from this 170m tall viewing tower. Visitors can enjoy a bite to eat while taking in the magnificent views, while those brave enough can peer through the glass walkway. Audio guides offer information on the view with a historical perspective. The Sky Deck allows you to step outside and truly experience the height. Open: seven days a week 10am - 7pm (Summer) 10am - 6pm (Winter). Times are subject to change and weather conditions.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Visitor Centre - Visitors can enjoy the historic Mary Rose exhibition and the HMS Victory in the award winning museum. Other galleries and museums add to the experience of the area and complimentary harbour tours bring the entire harbour to life. Perfect for families during the school holidays when activities take place. Open: seven days 10am - 5pm. Winter and Summer times do operate.
D-Day Museum - The home to the Overlord Embroidery created to commemorate the sacrifices of the men and women who served in the Overlord operation. The largest work of its kind. Interactive films and displays and vehicles on show. Second world war items can be purchased from the museum shop. Open: Monday to Sunday 10am - 5.30pm or 5pm during the winter.
Blue Reef Aquarium - With more than 40 displays including an otter holt, this aquarium offers unique view of underwater worlds. Giant stingrays and sharks swim among hundreds of brightly coloured reef fish. Open: Monday to Sunday 10am - 5pm Winter and 10am - 6pm Summer.
Gunwharf Quays - Retail outlet shopping centre where visitors can enjoy up to 60% off. Designer labels including Hugo Boss and Polo Ralph Lauren. Restaurants, cinema, a nightclub and casino are all on site as well as places to stay. Open: Monday to Friday 10am - 8pm, Saturday 9am - 8pm and Sunday 10am - 5pm.
Portsmouth is a city that marries a rich cultural history with a vibrant and exciting nightlife and shopping experience. Visitors can enjoy a day shopping at Gunwharf Quays before heading to the aquarium in the afternoon before enjoying fish and chips sitting by the harbour. Live music venues will give adults an enjoyable evening and the diverse number of hotels and b&b’s give visitors plenty of options to stay over.