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Old Portsmouth Historical Walking Tour - an infernal den of Diabolical Demons
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Old Portsmouth Historical Walking Tour - an infernal den of Diabolical Demons

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An infernal den of Diabolical Demons is a historical walking tour like no other - whether you are a first time visitor or lived here all your life you are bound to be amazed with over 900 years of history, humour and horror it is time to be inspired. Portsmouth, Southsea and Old Portsmouth are brought spectacularly to life by a born and bred Portmuthian with a passion for the city's history. The tour will reveal mysteries from its dark but also dazzling streets, bringing to life the characters and their capers: What distractions were the Portsmouth Poll women to Pirates, Paupers and Princes? Who was Jack Nastyface? Discover the truth about Nelson. Why was Old Portsmouth SO diabolical? How does coffee, espionage and the stories of rogues entwine in this fascinating den of demons? Find out what the Blue plaques and History books won’t tell you!
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Ages 12-120, max of 15 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Walking tour


Start:
  • Tesco Express, 19 St George's Rd, Portsmouth PO1 2EW, UK
    On St. George's road, opposite Tesco Express bus stop is Landport Gate - your guide will meet you there.
End:
  • The Bridge Tavern, 54 Camber Pl, East St, Old Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2JJ, UK

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 366738P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • There are some tight lanes
  • Dogs on leads welcome
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • You'll start at
    Tesco Express
    19 St George's Rd, Portsmouth PO1 2EW, UK
    On St. George's road, opposite Tesco Express bus stop is Landport Gate - your guide will meet you there.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Landport Gate
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Portsmouth Cathedral
    Royal Garrison Church
    The Round Tower
  • 2
    Spice Island
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Clarence Pier
  • You'll end at
    The Bridge Tavern
    54 Camber Pl, East St, Old Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2JJ, UK
    See address & details
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  • An infernal den of Diabolical Demons
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  • W1342GVmaxj
    0 contributions
    Amazing would highly recommend for anyone and everyone remotely intrigued about history
    The best part was learning about all of the historic facts and loved the enthusiasm that was shared.
    Written 1 September 2022
  • NickC314
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    Walk This Way
    My family and I did this tour, with our guide, Sam, who was very knowledgable of the Old Portsmouth area. He kept us (family of four) entertained throughout with his well researched facts and stories. Highly recommended.
    Written 1 September 2022
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Ross Colbourne
18 contributions
Can’t believe how much history I’ve just taken in during a 90min walking tour. I’ve lived in or near the city all my life but all of this tour was insightful and interesting.
Regardless of if your visiting this city or live there you should get this tour on your list of to dos as it’s great value for money and a different way to enjoy the Old Portsmouth part of the city.
Our guide was so knowledgeable and passionate about the details and painted such a vivid image of the areas history.
Written 26 March 2023
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Thank you Ross for taking the time to write such a positive review, I'm delighted you found it insightful and interesting.
Written 1 April 2023
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Angela C
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Friends
When I first met Sam it was apparent that he had a real passion for Portsmouth and its history. Sam braved the cold and walked and talked about many of the sites we were familiar with but he ‘brought them to life’. It goes without saying I’d do this again in the summer when we could stop in one of the local eateries and make a full day of our visit to Portsmouth. Well done Sam!
Written 8 February 2023
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Very kind words indeed Angela, thank you, and I'd be delighted to take you round again.
Written 9 February 2023
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gazNbernie
Birmingham, UK178 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
This was a great way to spend a couple of hours on a sunny Saturday morning.. Samuel is a very friendly engaging, knowledgeable and funny (sort of!) guide.. Willing to let his audience engage throughout and in fact encouraging it.. Although my wife is Portsmouth born and bred and I have been visiting for nearly 40 years on a regular basis we still discovered many interesting facts.. The tour lasted about 90 mins in total which was just right.. We met up at Landport Gate.. A very historical gateway into the old city.. We then progressed around Old Portsmouth and its interesting environs.. Finishing eventually up on the Point.. Or Spice Island..
If you are considering an introduction into old Portsmouth history this is a great way to start.. Throughly reccomend this and for the price it's a complete no brainer! Thanks Samuel and good luck with the future..
Gary and Bernie
Written 22 February 2023
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Thank you Gary for taking the time to write such a complimentary review, it is very much appreciated. It was wonderful to be able to surprise Bernie with many new facts too! I will work on the humour 🤣
Written 23 February 2023
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Brad D
Portsmouth, UK14 contributions
Aug 2022
I come from Portsmouth and have a keen interest in local history but I was really impressed with the knowledge of the guide and came away with new information on places I have been to many times.

The guide Sam had a great delivery, was happy to answer questions and you could tell he knw his stuff, I have no doubt he could do the tour numerous times and give different information on each tour.

Sam is a teacher and you can tell he has a natural affinity with children, he was able to engage them whilst also appealing to the adults in the group.

It was great to see Portsmouth through the eyes of a historian with great knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject, it really gave me a different perspective. Who knew all Portsmouth most famous icons hated it so much!

I took my 11 and 13 year old with me and they both enjoyed it.
Written 6 September 2022
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Brad thank you so much for your kind words and I am delighted you enjoyed a new perspective and your children were equally engaged.
Written 7 September 2022
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Rose M
1 contribution
Sept 2023 • Couples
My husband and I recently took the "Old Portsmouth Historical Walking Tour - An Infernal Den of Diabolical Demons," and despite the ominous name, it was an absolute blast, all thanks to our fantastic guide, Samuel. He was a history buff through and through, and even the pouring rain couldn't dampen his enthusiasm. Samuel's storytelling skills were top-notch, and he effortlessly transported us back in time with his tales of Old Portsmouth's dark past. What really impressed me was how he made sure we were comfortable and engaged throughout the tour, despite the weather. He checked in on us regularly, answered all our questions, and turned a rainy day into an unforgettable adventure. So, if you're into history and want a memorable experience, don't let the spooky title scare you away. Samuel's passion and knowledge made this tour a fantastic journey through Portsmouth's intriguing history.
Written 2 October 2023
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Julie B
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We thought we knew the area, but we learned many new things as we wandered about the pretty streets. A fascinating tour with a knowledgeable guide. With great humour, Sam reminded us of the rich history of the city and drew our attention to things we had not really noticed before. Definitely worth doing ☺️
Written 8 February 2023
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Really appreciate your kind words Julie, thank you and I'm delighted you learned many new things.
Written 9 February 2023
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KathBonner-Dunham
Brackley, UK16 contributions
Brilliant fun informative tour of Old Portsmouth. Mixing the factual history with lots of fun facts.
Samuel is very knowledgeable and kept us amused for the whole tour, and I thoroughly recommend booking him for small groups and family outings.
Written 11 February 2023
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Thank you Kath what lovely words and I’m so glad you found it brilliant fun. It was so nice to meet you both. Thank you for the recommendation.
Written 12 February 2023
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joggerbill
Redmond, WA168 contributions
Our tour guide, Samual, is a history teacher and avid researcher on the history of Portsmouth. He is very knowledgeable and communicates his enthusiasm for the subject throughout the tour. To get the most enjoyment from this tour we recommend you read a bit about the history of Portsmouth before the tour. Sam does need to work on his jokes though (nothing naughty just a bit of updating).
Written 17 September 2023
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Faye M
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Couples
Wow what a tour! Sam was full of knowledge, enthusiasm and passion. We learnt some very interesting facts whilst it still being fun and we thoroughly enjoyed it! We would highly recommend and we will certainly be doing it again in the near future.
Written 7 June 2023
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Thank you Faye for that great review, it is much appreciated and I'm delighted you enjoyed it. Samuel
Written 19 June 2023
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lillylabs
Gosport, Hampshire3 contributions
Jan 2023
Really enjoyed this tour. Samuel, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed seeing the historic photos of Portsmouth he showed us as we stood on the same streets as the pictures. Also loved the little gems of information we were told about which were both entertaining and some gruesome!
Would highly recommend this tour. Thank you Samuel.
Written 18 January 2023
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Thank you so much Andrea, delighted the gruesome tales were memorable! It was wonderful to meet you both and always great to have such engaged guests. You both deserved a medal for the hailstorm too. Thanks again, Samuel.
Written 19 January 2023
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