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Portsmouth Sights and Landmarks Guide, United Kingdom

 

Portsmouth is a beautiful city located in Hampshire, United Kingdom. It is located on Portsea Island. Portsmouth has been served as a major navel port for many years. World’s oldest dry dock is also located in it. People have been settled here from the Roman Times. The port of Portsmouth has significant importance among the tourists. There are many sights and landmarks in Portsmouth that attract visitors from all over the world. Some of the most popular tourism spots in Portsmouth include the following.

Portsmouth Guildhall

It is one of the most popular events and musical venues in Portsmouth. It has seating capacity for more than 2000 people. A number of live musical performances and events are hosted here throughout the year.

Royal Naval Museum

It is historical museum in Portsmouth, England. It exhibits a number of items of historical importance. It serves as a great venue for the visitors. Museum is funded and controlled by department for culture.

Spinnaker Tower

It is a 170 meter high tower in Portsmouth, United Kingdom. The tower is designed by a famous architecture Scott Wilson. It reflects the history of Portsmouth’s maritime. Spinnaker Tower is also used for hosting a number of events.

Fort Cumberland

It is a great historical fort. It history goes back to 17th century. The fort was used by Royal Marines. It is located on Cumberland Road. It is a very popular tourists’ attraction in Portsmouth.

Langstone Harbour

Langston Harbor is an internationally famous harbor. It also serves as an important wildlife site. Shipping, boating and recreational activities are being held here for a number of years. It is also linked with Portsmouth Harbour and Chichester Harbour etc.

Marwell Zoo

You can find here some of the most beautiful and rare animals of the world. Marwell Zoo houses more than 200 species of different animals including frogs, cats, lovebirds, penguins, zebra, tiger, ostrich, lions, alligators and sparrows. The zoo covers an area of 100 acres. It is the best entertainment spot for the people of all ages. Guided tours can also be arranged to provide the visitors with the wealth of information and guidance.

Charles Dickens Birthplace

It is a birthplace of Charles Dickens. It has now been preserved as museum. It serves as a great tourism attraction.

Portchester Castle

It is a historical castle in Portsmouth. It has served as a naval base for Romans. Norman Keep offers spectacular views of the portchester castle.

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