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"Portsmouth is one of the world’s most astonishing natural harbours, rivalling even Valletta in the way that it commands the Channel approaches to the Atlantic and the North Sea. It looms over the French coast while sheltering in the lee of the Isle of Wight, which the conquering Romans once named Vectis." Christopher Hitchens
With its proud naval and maritime history on England's south coast, world-class tourist attractions, an array of shopping destinations and a beautiful waterfront stretching for miles, Portsmouth has a lot to offer tourists. Mostly spread across Portsea Island, it suits those who fancy a short break by the sea.
With its art galleries and museums, two cathedrals, a lively music scene and a diverse literary heritage, Portsmouth is not short of places to visit. It takes pride in being the birthplace of one of literature's most beloved figures, Charles Dickens, author of A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist and several other classical works embedded in England literature. The city has been home to other literary greats, Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes) and Rudyard Kipling (The Jungle Book); their works are in the museums.
Southsea Common holds many large events; it is a ten-acre open space. You'll find Southsea Castle at the common, one of King Henry VII's hideaways. According to history, from this castle, the King watched his vessel, the Mary Rose, sink into the ocean.
You can catch the train from Portsmouth Harbour railway station, beside Gunwharf Quays inside the city's harbour. Currently, the station has four platforms with platform two no longer in use. Portsmouth & Southsea train station is another place you can depart from; it is the city's biggest station, near the Commercial Road shopping centre.
Main stations in Portsmouth
- Portsmouth & Southsea
- Portsmouth Arms
- Portsmouth Harbour
Frequently Asked Questions
What train line is Portsmouth on?
Portsmouth is on the Portsmouth Direct Line, which runs between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour.
Does Portsmouth have a beach?
Portsmouth has a beach which runs for 4 miles between Eastney and Old Portsmouth.
What is there to do in Portsmouth for free?
In Portsmouth there are many activities to do for free. These include visits to Portsmouth Beach, Southsea Castle and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.