Portsmouth is a lively city, with lots of interesting places to visit, including museums, theatres and historical buildings, along with lovely parks and open spaces to enjoy. For entertainment in the city, you could visit the Kings Theatre or the New Theatre Royal, where you can see performances which include drama, music and comedy, and you can see films at the Odeon and Vue Cinemas. If you’re eating out, you’ll find a large choice of restaurants in the city, with a good range of cuisines to suit lots of different tastes, and there are plenty of bars and clubs to choose from for a lively evening out.
Shopping in Portsmouth offers a wide choice of shops, including at the Cascades Shopping Centre with a large range of stores. For business, there are a number of conference centres in the city, which include Portsmouth Guildhall and Oasis Conference Centre, and Southampton Airport serves the city for international air travel.
Portsmouth Car Hire
Wherever you are in Portsmouth, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Portsmouth car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Among the places you can visit in Portsmouth, here are a few suggestions:
National Museum of the Royal Navy
At this fascinating museum there are lots of fascinating things to see and include the history of the Royal Navy, paintings of Nelson along with a number of his personal belongings, and you can learn about his life and battles. There is also the Victory Gallery displaying the history of HMS Victory, and with a realistic show about the Battle of Trafalgar, along with a collection of historic figureheads.
You can visit this famous ship from the Battle of Trafalgar and explore all around, including the Galley, Great Cabin and Gun Deck with all their features and equipment, and you can learn what is was like for the men living on the ship.
Royal Marines Museum
You can visit this interesting museum which tells the story of the Royal Marines from their beginnings in the 17th century right through to present day. Collections include paintings and medals, and you can learn what it would have been like for commandos in places such as a WWI trench, and there’s an assault course to have a go on.
Royal Navy Submarine Museum
Here you can have a tour around HMS Alliance, a World War II submarine, and experience what it was like to have lived on it. You can see the torpedo store, control room with all the navigational equipment, galley, engine room and periscopes, and there are also lots of other exhibits at the museum.
Blue Reef Aquarium
At this large aquarium you can have an enjoyable time see many creatures up close including sharks, rays, otters, poison dart frogs, jellyfish, chameleons, iguanas, giant spider crabs, puffer fish and many more colourful and interesting creatures.
At this large centre you can enjoy a number of leisure facilities which include leisure pools with flumes and waves, a children’s play area which includes climbing activities, mazes and slides, gym, spa, and the centre is also host to a number of events.
Cumberland House Natural History Museum
This is an interesting museum to visit where you can see many collections of natural artefacts which include fossils and insect, animal and bird exhibits. There is also a Butterfly House with beautiful butterflies there between May and September, along with lots of plants and insects, and there are regular events held at the museum.
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