Portsmouth is a popular waterfront city on the south coast of England, with tons of great reasons to visit this vibrant area. From its proud naval heritage to world-class attractions and great shopping destinations, all accompanied by gorgeous sea views, Portsmouth is the perfect place for a seaside day-trip. Check out our special offers to see if you could save money on Portsmouth attractions, from the Blue Reef Aquarium to the famous Historic Dockyard.
As the UK’s only island city, Portsmouth is popular with those looking to enjoy a short break by the sea; perhaps with a top-class show or live music show thrown in for good measure. With Portsmouth Harbour train station only a short stroll from the waterfront, and Portsmouth & Southsea centrally located for the town, a trip to Portsmouth couldn’t be easier.
Fast Fact: The now iconic Spinnaker Tower in the city, located in the historic Portsmouth harbour, can flex up to (150mm) six inches in high winds.
The Spinnaker Tower has been a feature on the Portsmouth skyline for a number of years now, providing visitors with a breathtaking view over the city and the sea beyond. With three viewing decks, standing at 170m high, the Spinnaker Tower is taller than the London Eye and Big Ben.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard invites you to discover about life on board three of the world’s most famous warships - HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860 and the Mary Rose. Learn more about Admiral Lord Nelson, Henry VIII, World War Veterans and Portsmouth Dockyard workers.
Portsmouth Guildhall has been a fixture in the city since 1890, and plays host to a variety of exhibitions, live music events and local contemporary art shows. Located close to Portsmouth and Southsea station, it’s a great place to escape and enjoy some culture.
Head to the Blue Reef Aquarium and marvel at the wonderful collection of all things fishy, from seahorses to sharks. A popular day out for the whole family, the aquarium is a great place to head all year round, incase the great British weather lets you down on your visit.