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There are a great number of things to do in Portsmouth.  This GREAT Waterfront City is the UK’s premier waterfront destination with miles of sea views and centuries of history.


Soaring 170 metres above Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent, the Emirates Spinnaker Tower is taller than the London Eye, Blackpool Tower and Big Ben and has established itself as a national icon for Britain.  Click here for 10 great reasons to visit us.
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Here’s just a selection of the many other things to do in Portsmouth while you’re here visiting Emirates Spinnaker Tower.


Joint Emirates Spinnaker Tower and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard tickets are now available to buy from Emirates Spinnaker Tower, including a joint Emirates Spinnaker Tower and Mary Rose Museum ticket, and are cheaper than buying both separately.  For prices see our Opening Times & Prices page. (Joint tickets are not available to purchase online)

Joint Emirates Spinnaker Tower and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard tickets are also available for groups – see our Groups Joint Attraction ticket  page for details.

The HMS M.33 has just opened, alongside The Mary Rose, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.  Explore these incredible historic warships, visit the fantastic Actions Stations and the National Museum of the Royal Navy. Plus take a harbour tour to see today’s naval dockyard and bustling harbour in action.


Waterfront, shopping, dining and entertainment at Gunwharf Quays is a must. Enjoy some retail therapy at over 95 designer outlet stores, dine alfresco at one of the waterfront restaurants and enjoy the cinema or bowling alley of an evening.


Next door to Southsea Castle is Portsmouth’s moving tribute to the efforts and sacrifices of the Allies in defeating Nazi Germany. This museum will be central to the commemorative activities set to take place in Portsmouth during 2014.

Joint Emirates Spinnaker Tower and D-Day tickets are now available for groups – see our Groups Joint Attraction ticket page for details.


Aspex Gallery has made its mark with a series of inspirational exhibitions at its new home in Gunwharf Quays and the Royal Naval Museum has changing exhibitions, set against the permanent fixtures featuring portraits of Nelson and the famous Wylie’s Panorama.


Visit Blue Reef Aquarium on the seafront and come face to face with sharks, rays and the delightful otters in tropical waters, (particularly good if the weather doesn’t live up to your expectations!).


Built in 1544 for Henry VIII, the castle was an active military base for over 400 years, defending Portsmouth from invaders.


The Kings Theatre, Southsea provides the very best in live entertainment all year round, including top notch musicals, international opera, ballet, rock music legends, comedians, plenty for the kids and amazing pantomimes.

With so many things to do in Portsmouth, it is an ideal location for a short break. Check out our local accommodation for a list of just some of the great places you can stay

To find out more about events and things to do in the Portsmouth area, explore the official Visit Portsmouth website.
Plus check out the Welcome to Portsmouth website.

Hampshire Top Attractions logoThere’s even more great things to see and do across Hampshire. To find out more about great days out at some of the best attractions in the area, visit the Hampshire Top Attractions website.