Portsmouth's south coast location, with its excellent transport links, make it an ideal base for exploring the rest of Hampshire and the South, with the region full of fascinating villages, towns, cities and rolling countryside
As home to the Royal Navy, Portsmouth has a long maritime history and the Historic Dockyard houses a collection of world famous historic ships including HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860, and the Mary Rose Collection.
There is always lots to see and do in and around the city, you could visit the Victorian seafront at Southsea or enjoy the varied festivals taking place in and around the Common each year, including the live music Victorious Festival and the Southsea Food Festival, which offers food markets, tastings and demonstrations. The Visit Portsmouth website provides details of the latest events.
Portsmouth is also home to the Portsmouth Watersports Centre , where you can enjoy activities and courses on kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and many more.
You can find out more about the history, attractions & events of Portsmouth and Southsea on the official Portsmouth Tourist Information site or the Visit Portsmouth section of the City Council website.