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Suggested excursions

  • Winchester
  • Chichester
  • Brighton
  • The Isle of Wight
  • London


Population: 190,000; 75 miles (120 kilometres) south-west of London (1¼ hours by rail, 2½ hours by coach).

Portsmouth, situated on the south coast of England, is an important port, famous for its historic ships - most notably Nelson's "Victory".

Old Portsmouth overlooks the busy historic maritime harbour, while the attractive seaside resort area of Southsea, with its parks and gardens and two piers, has four miles of seafront with views across to the Isle of Wight.

Old Portsmouth

Charles Dickens' Birthplace