The Travel Book – Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom

On the South East Coast, there are some really interesting places that you can visit and one of them is a place that is one of the only island cities in the United Kingdom as well as having a population density that exceeds London – Portsmouth, or Pompey as the locals call it.

Portsmouth is famously known for it’s naval port and it has the world’s oldest dry dock. The Naval influences can still be seen strongly in the city and it is the home of the Royal Navy. With a place rich with Naval history means there are places of interest to see that are based in the port. Some of the places you can visit include HMS Warrior, Fort Nelson, Royal Marines Museum and the Historic Dockyard to name a few.

In 1996, HMS Vernon was redeveloped by Portsmouth City Council and turned into Gunwharf Quays – this has an  important part to play in Portsmouth as it is the home of the Spinnaker Tower, retailers, restaurants, pubs and cafes.

When I was a kid, we used to go to Portsmouth a lot for holidays and I used to enjoy it – there was so much to see and do and over time it is developing lots more meaning there is more places to visit.

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