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We visit Old Portsmouth on any occasion that we can. It is delightful to walk along the promenade... read more

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Just returned from a 4 night stay in Southsea and loved visiting Old Portsmouth. We enjoyed a boat... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit Old Portsmouth on any occasion that we can. It is delightful to walk along the promenade and watch the boats on the Solent with the ferrys coming and going. Or stand on the Historic 'Round tower' watching the sea activity. Below are beautiful...More

Thank kerrykmk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from a 4 night stay in Southsea and loved visiting Old Portsmouth. We enjoyed a boat tour of the harbour, visit to the Mary Rose exhibition, and a day on the Isle of Wight. It’s great to see that Southsea Pier has been...More

Thank Mikedixon1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We would love to go to the area, walk around the spice island, have a drink and look out across the harbour from the Bridge Tavern. Now totally spoilt by the ‘sailing building’, the high rise boat racks and the lack of parking. Our heritage...More

1  Thank Val B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Portsmouth is a beautiful modern and vibrant city. The old Portsmouth though has that real traditional and sea world feel. A really pretty part of town and worth a visit.

Thank northants90
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Used a treasure trail pdf to take us around Old Portsmouth, great way of finding out about the city/ Took us to the cathedral which has historical items relating to Nelson.

2  Thank Jeremy594
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We called in to Portsmouth on a coach holiday, we were dropped at the halfway point between Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Gunwharf Quays shopping mall. I can visit shopping Malls anywhere and the Historic Dockyard is quite expensive so I decided to go for a...More

1  Thank Peter_at_the_Mill
Reviewed 16 June 2018

I used to prefer visiting the area when it had the old charm and character of a fishing port. With the new sailing centre I feel it's spoilt the atmosphere of the area.

Thank monstermunchkin
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Well worth the walk to get to this bustling and interesting historical place. Great to sit out and enjoy a few drinks and watch the world go by. You have a non-stop moving panorama of the ships moving in and out of the harbour.Just a...More

1  Thank allanriley9
Reviewed 27 May 2018

What a beautiful old part of Portsmouth. Well worth a visit just for the stunning sea walk if nothing more. A few pubs, cafes, plenty of parking and a lovely morning or afternoon out.

Thank prettypants1234
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Stayed in an apartment in Spice Island House overlooking the entrance to the harbour. Continuous stream of commercial and warships passing the window. Adjacent to two iconic historical Inns and only 20 minute walk to the historic naval harbour

1  Thank Frank089
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