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Portsmouth Harbour Mini Guide
Portsmouth Harbourlies south of the main city of Portsmouth, is located in Hampshire. It is, as its name suggests a natural harbour which the Royal Navy has called home for many years. It is also a busy ferry port and has its own set of islands, some of which are used quite successfully by the Navy for training purposes.
For entertainment in Portsmouth Harbour there is only one place you’ll need to visit and it’s named the Gunwharf Quays. The development at the Quays is a beautiful venue that effortlessly blends the rich Maritime history of Portsmouth Harbour with a full range of up to the minute trendy retail and entertainment options. Take your pick from over thirty bars and restaurants (two even come with celebrity chefs), this excellent spot even has its own casino and a top nightclub. If all the excitement tires you out why not rest your weary bones and catch a few zzzz’s in the on-site Express Holiday Inn.
To make the most of your visit to Portsmouth Harbour, try to arrange it in the summer when the festival of food takes place. The festival showcases the finest freshest produce of the region and ensures that you will experience a true taste of the best that Portsmouth Harbour has to offer. Finally for a historical fix, the Royal Marines Museum is also on-site so book yourself a harbour tour and journey back through times past.
Getting To Portsmouth Harbour
The best way to get to Portsmouth Harbour is probably directly by train. The harbour has its own station (named, not surprisingly, Portsmouth Harbour Train Station), ferry is also an option as the harbour has direct passenger ferry links with both Gosport and the Isle of Wight
- From the 24th to the 26th August, the Portsmouth International Kite Festival will take place on Southsea Common, near the harbour. Hundreds of kites will be competing for prizes and the sky will be crowded with their colourful designs.