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Seeing the ships in Portsmouth

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Seeing the ships in Portsmouth

Hubby was looking online to find out if you can tour the really old ships there and the most he could find was that you had to buy a ticket for 55 pounds that was good for a year, and that let you see the ships, a museum, go on a boat ride and a few other things. Is this the only way to see the ships? I am not really interested in them, certainly not 55 pounds worth! He would be happy to see them from the sidewalk, he doesnt really feel a need to go on all of them. So can you buy a ticket to go on perhaps one ship only and do none of the other things? Or is it an all or nothing deal?

Thanks.

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1. Re: Seeing the ships in Portsmouth

Looking at the website, £55 is a family pass and AFAICS its valid for one visit, not a year. It's £19.50 per person.

Prices here http://www.historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets/

You can't "see them from the sidewalk".

If you aren't interested, he buys a ticket, you go in the next door Gunwharf Quays shopping centre and meet up in a cafe there later.

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2. Re: Seeing the ships in Portsmouth

Thanks for the info! It seemed odd to me you could not buy a ticket for just one day! I'll check the link you sent, thank you!

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3. Re: Seeing the ships in Portsmouth

Not £55 but £19.50 (£16.50 if you are over 60). This covers a boat trip around the harbour for a closer view of any naval ships that maybe in at the time. A visit on board HMS Warrier and the Victory. A visit to a couple of museums and a visit to see the Mary Rose. It is not possible to buy just one admission to say the Victory on its own

Entry to enter the historic dockyard itself however is free. You will have a good view of the Warrier and you will be able to walk around the Victory. You will also be able to see, although not close, some of any naval ships that might be at dock. You can also make use of the cafeteria and restaurant.

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4. Re: Seeing the ships in Portsmouth

<<Entry to enter the historic dockyard itself however is free. You will have a good view of the Warrier and you will be able to walk around the Victory.>>

By "walk around" I presume you mean, effectively, "from the sidewalk" rather than go onboard, so I stand corrected, apologies to the OP, I didn't know you could go in the site itself without paying as when I went we paid as we did want to go on the Victory.

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5. Re: Seeing the ships in Portsmouth

The tickets are actually valid for a year (because of the gift aid requirements) but only include a single admission to Victory and Mary Rose museum.

"Valid for UNLIMITED entry to HMS Warrior 1860, National Museum of the Royal Navy and Action Stations for 1 YEAR. (Excludes return on special event days) Valid for ONE entry to HMS Victory, the Mary Rose Museum and Harbour Tours. If you are a UK taxpayer and you make a Gift Aid donation for an annual admission ticket to certain attractions, we can claim the tax you have already paid, helping to secure the future of the attractions."

As FordFocus suggests you do get a good view of the outside from the Sidewalk for free and as JoeintheUK suggests you can go shopping.

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6. Re: Seeing the ships in Portsmouth

Thanks again! Hubby said he was looking on the "official site" and he saw 55 pounds admission.

Thanks for clarifying that we can see something from the "sidewalk" (didnt know what word to use!) for free.

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7. Re: Seeing the ships in Portsmouth

Hi,

If you coming by train you can save a bit on the ticket price by getting a joint ticket.

Adult £16.00 (train fare not included)

You can get your Joint Ticket from any staffed train station or from South West Trains Customer Service Centre. Just ask about the Joint Ticket and enjoy the savings.

Tickets may be purchased in advance or on the day of travel.

heres the page link for more info

nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/…details.html

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8. Re: Seeing the ships in Portsmouth

That's good to know, thank you. It seems like if people keep looking and digging, there are some deals to be had.

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9. Re: Seeing the ships in Portsmouth

another nice thing to try if the weather is not too blowy, is to get onto one of the small boats at the Hard to get a guided harbour tour.

The boats go all around the harbour and take you close to the dockyard where you can see all the navy ships at their moorings.

Quite good if you're interested in the modern ships too.

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