Things to do in Portsmouth

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Things to Do in Portsmouth

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  • Geoff S
    United Kingdom24 contributions
    What a great time here, brought it all back to me as a young man when it was extracted from the seabed.
    Written 23 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Geoff S
    United Kingdom24 contributions
    Been looking forward to visiting this for years and I was not disapointed but at the sam time I think some re-enactments would have been appreciated
    Written 23 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • mincombe13
    30 contributions
    Went with Sea Angling Classic. Had a great time exploring the historic dock yard but lots of walking was the down side. Amazing history here, very impressive restoration. Different places to stop for food and drinks too. Maybe a mobility scooter hire would be good and more benches to rest along the way.
    Written 26 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Nick G
    38 contributions

    We didn't give 5 as we don't go up the tower.
    To finish our weekend trip to Portsmouth we decide to plump for breakfast at the Spinnaker Kitchen as it had good views and space between tables unlike other places who like to cram you in..
    They opened at 10 sharp on The Sunday, we walked through the door and the two couples behind us barged past us to get to a window table very rude as there were at Least 10 empty window seats they plumped for table 5.
    We ordered toast and Jam and a full Hampshire breakfast before those on table 5. Table 5 order arrived first as this didn't bother me as I had a full breakfast and not sausage and bacon rolls.
    We got the toast done exactly how we liked it and a lovely hot breakfast though I did empty my beans on the plate.
    A few minutes after we receive ours table 5 preceded to complain theirs wasn't hot enough baring in mind they had theirs for over 5 minutes.... About 15mins after that one of the second couple on that table decided to complain about theirs. By this time the staff looked mortified and unfortunately nothing they could do. They were curtious and polite and professional.
    We had no complaints what soever the coffee was lovely, the toast was perfect, and my breakfast was really tasty the bacon and sausages were full of flavour the mushrooms were the tastiest we have had and I've had a few full English breakfasts...
    I just wanted to thank the staff for the the job they did and the food they served as the job they have isn't the easiest... The price is 't the cheapest or the most expensive but I expected to pay a little more because of location. Thanks again to you all for your service
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • ladyita
    Windsor, UK123 contributions
    Wonderful day out. Very interesting and it is well worth paying for the guided tour. Excellent Café. Staff are all helpful and friendly.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Suziemo
    Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom14 contributions
    do not walk past this giant of the Royal Navy - she's not just an amaing ship to visit, they have the best re-enactors I've encoutered. Informative, funny and entertaining they will keep you spellbound for hours - watch out for the stoker. WHAT a tale of woe. There's a well-born miss of the Victorian age who wants to join the Navy, and has strong views on women voting! If you can, snag a volunteer to chat to. They know their ship and have a treasure trove of knowlege to give you. Lovely people, lovley ship
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • Elaine
    1 contribution
    This is a superb interactive museum, the quality of the displays is excellent, the layout is clear, the free audio guides are informative, the content is sensitive and emotive. A must see. The tapestry is amazing.
    This is a very caring place, the staff are friendly, supportive and informative. Very helpful when moving around the landing craft.
    An excellent place to visit. And a great café and shop to top it off.
    Written 24 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • RICHARD U
    3 contributions
    Have never visited Gunwarf before, wow! Such a well designed complex, great choice of outlets, relaxing areas to sit, family friendly areas and interesting old buildings with new designs and sculptors, love the central water area with bridges crossing from area to area. Recommended visit, well done Portsmouth wish Southampton could do something like this A ++++++
    Written 12 June 2022
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  • Brian R
    South East England, UK30 contributions
    We visited the fort on a heritage day.
    We were given very good safety instructions.
    The guide really knew her stuff and brought the fort to life explaining how the defences worked. The 1 hour visit extended to about 1 1/2 hours.
    Written 20 September 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Lucy T
    Isle of Wight, UK160 contributions
    Full of history and interesting things to see such as the cobbled streets, round and square towers and Portsmouth Cathedral. Well worth a trip!
    Written 1 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Chaz
    United Kingdom1,031 contributions
    A lovely beach for a walk on a not so sunny day even. Looked well looked after and promoted recycling in a positive way
    Written 27 September 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • TH3_hasher
    Truro46 contributions
    We had a morning sailing in a Commodore cabin on the Pont Aven. Normally this is very good with breakfast brought to your cabin as advertised, but not this time to our dismay. The TV in the cabin didn't work, nor did the on board wifi. The restaurant was closed, and the food in the cafeteria was nowhere near the standards we expect in over 40 years of travel with the company. The price of the trip, however, has increased considerably. Pull your socks up Brittany Ferries
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Gareth
    Horndean, UK3 contributions
    I have loved this place since it was Leigh park garden many years ago. It’s not changed an awful lot thankfully.

    The animals are well taken care of. The petting zoo is lovely. The gardens beautiful.

    I would especially recommend visiting when they have their light shows around Christmas time
    Written 10 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • hammie65
    Portsmouth, UK66 contributions
    Most efficient loading and travel on the car ferry Victoria. Although the staff member on the return trip packed us in so tightly that w could not actually open the drive/passenger door to get out! Lovely trip in early summer sunshine. It was a shame to see sweets displayed at toddler eye/hand level which I thought was long gone. In future we will avoid the food kiosks for that reason.
    Written 2 June 2022
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  • Luciano242
    Edinburgh, UK443 contributions
    We had an amazing day visiting the museum. Lots to see and to do. Great seeing HMS Warrior and Victory, very well restored and kept. Great history! After we went for a boat ride around the bay and we saw the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, HMS Duncan and a River Class ship.
    After that we visited the Mary Rose experience and the HMS M33.
    Great having some coffee shops about to stop for lunch and a refreshment.
    We planned to go to see the submarines and unfortunately didn't have the for it. Hopefully next time.
    Not cheap to go in but tickets are valid for thr whole year and there is lots to see.
    Highly recommend
    Written 4 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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