If you’ve decide to make a trip to Portsmouth and you’re wondering, whatever will I do with myself? Have no fear. We are so proud of our community and we make sure to promote local Hampshire businesses by guiding visitors to the best local businesses and services. So we have compile a list of some of the must-see sites in Portsmouth, Hampshire.
The Birthplace of Charles Dickens: Author of popular novel, Oliver Twist, was a native of Portsmouth and his birthplace has been made into a public museum. Visitors are welcome to check out the author’s birthplace located at 393 old commercial road, Portsmouth Hampshire. The home was redesigned to immortalize the work of the late author. It offers guided tours, room displays, images of Dickens, prized personal possessions and some of his work. Some members of the Dickens Fellowship organize book reading sessions on the first Sunday of every month in honour of Dickens, you want to see such places, and enjoy your time here, there is nothing better than doing all this.
The Spinnaker Tower: This has to be one of the most prominent landmarks in Portsmouth. Outside the city of London, the Spinnaker tower is Britain’s tallest tower. It has been open to the public since 2005 and it serve as a choice destination for weddings, receptions and ceremonies. Its stunning view makes it a frequent stop for many, locals and tourists alike, just visit Days out at Portsmouth.
The HMS Warrior: This is Britain’s first armoured battleship launched during the reign of Queen Victoria in 1860. The HMS was built to counter attack the last of French battleships. After restoration, it was returned to its home port in Portsmouth where it has been repurposed to a museum, an occasional private hire venue and a popular tourist attraction and lots of people who visit this place can have a good time.
The Mary Rose Museum: The Mary Rose museum is an ancient Tudor shop that was built in 1510. It was in service for 34 years before it sank in 1545. The Mary Rose remained undiscovered until 1982, over 400 yeah RSS later. At this museum, visitors are given brief history lesson about the ship, it’s crew and the thousands of artefacts that were recovered from the wreck site and more information on Days out at Portsmount.
Round Tower and Square Tower: These two towers lie adjacent one another at the end of High street in Old Portsmouth. They are one of the earliest fortifications built in the days when Portsmouth was just beginning to develop. These towers offer stunning views and a close up of several historic sites and you get lots of information on Days out at Portsmount. Just in the background, you can even catch a glimpse of the Spinnaker Tower we talked about earlier. If you’re looking to experience the history ofthis beautiful town, you may want to make a stop at these towers and then have a look around, and you will surely find it interesting.