The ABC of reasons to visit Portsmouth, England.

A is for Action Stations an interactive area for children and adults in the historic dockyard.

Beach for the sunny and not so sunny days in Southsea.

Canoe Lake for swans and boats for hire. Clarence Pier for funfair and amusements.

D is for the dockyard where there are ships to visit and special events throughout the year.

E is forever English, a typical city and seaside resort.

F is for ferry to Gosport, Isle of Wight and France.

G is for Gun Wharf Quays where there are designer stores, cinema and casino.

Harbour trips or take the Hovercraft to Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

I is for ice cream as you walk along the promenade.

J is for just sitting and letting the world go by on the promenade at Southsea.

Kings Theatre for shows and music.

L is for lakes, Baffins and Canoe.

M is for museums, the D Day museum and the Royal Marines Museum.

N is for the Navy, the Royal Navy the service which has employed many locals for many years.

O is for Old Portsmouth where you can sit at the mouth of the harbour and watch the ships go in and out of the harbour. Take a ride on an open top bus.

P is for the two piers on Southsea beach, Clarence and South Parade. Take a trip to the top of Portsdown Hill and get great views over the city, all the way down to the Spinnaker Tower.

R is for the Round Tower in Old Portsmouth.

S is for Southsea where the beach is and the Spinnaker Tower which you can whizz to the top and see over the Harbour and neighbouring towns…..and for Spitbank  a Palmerston fort in the Solent which you can visit.

V is for Victory, HMS Victory, Nelson’s flagship open to visitors, see how short the sailors were in Nelson’s time.

W is for HMS Warrior a ship just on the Hard open for visitors to explore and Wightlink the ferry that leaves for the island from Old Portsmouth.

X is for the kisses on your postcards home.

Y is for yachts that stream in and out of the harbour and creeks and Z is for you to come up with an idea in the comment box below please!

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