Portsmouth is an historic port on the south coast of England, that has been home to the British Royal Navy for more than 800 years. Not only is it a great departure point for France, but it is also steeped in maritime history, and any trip to the city should include a visit to its many naval attractions.
The renaissance of Portsmouth Harbour has now transformed the waterfront bringing restaurants, bars and shopping areas, and adding six kilometres of promenades around the harbour. At night, there is plenty of entertainment on offer, including restaurants, bars, theatres, and concert venues.
Boats in a marina in Portsmouth
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