Portsmouth is one of three operating bases in the UK of the Royal Navy.
Within a short distance of Emirates Tower lies the historic naval base including:- HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, HMS M33, Museum of Mary Rose, National Museum of the Royal Navy.
The Museum of the Royal Marines is at present at Eastney.
Gunwharf Quays is a modern shopping centre built on the site of HMS Vernon. In the old days returning wooden walled warships berthed at the Gunwharf to unload their canons which were refurbished, stored, and reissued..
Charles Dickens and Isambard Brunel were born in the city and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle lived for a time in Southsea.
Portsmouth was the most heavily fortified town in England. A line of 5 forts were built along the crest of Portsdown Hill to provide protection from foreign troops approaching from the North. At the western end is Fort Nelson one of the Royal Armouries Museums.
Further afield, north of Salisbury, lies Stonehenge, the stone monument built 4000-5000 years ago. More.
Sights of Portsmouth
(Portsmouth 64 miles SW of London)
The Portsmouth Museum is in
Museum Road close to the Grammar School.
The Royal Armouries Museum is at
Fort Nelson about 3-5 miles North West
outside the City.
(at Gunwharf Quays)
National Icon 170m
above Portsmouth harbour,
(taller than the London
Eye and Blackpool Tower).
The following are within the
Museum of Mary Rose
National Museum of the Royal Navy
Plans are being made to transfer
The Royal Marines Museum, at present at Eastney