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Portsmouth

Portsmouth is one of the most important naval bases in the United Kingdom and a ferry port to the Continent, and is now a cruise port.

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  • Portsmouth in detail
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Portsmouth in detail

Portsmouth, in the county of Hampshire, is located on the south coast of England. Portsmouth is one of the most important naval bases in the United Kingdom and a ferry port to the Continent.

The Southsea section of the city is a popular seaside resort. Historical landmarks include the cathedral (mostly 12th century); the wreck of the Mary Rose, the most important warship of Henry VIII, which sank off Southsea in 1545 and was raised in a major underwater operation in 1982; HMS Victory, the flagship of Admiral Horatio Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar (1805); HMS Warrior, the strongest and fastest Victorian warship; and the house in which Charles Dickens was born in 1812.Portsmouth was founded in 1194 by Richard I. In 1496 the Royal Dockyard was established and the world's first dry dock was built. During World War II, because of its strategic military significance, Portsmouth was damaged by extensive German bombing.

Enjoy visiting the coastal cities of France, Portugal, Spain and the islands of the UK on a cruise from Portsmouth. Easily accessible by road or rail from most British cities, a cruise from Portsmouth is a great way to start your holiday without the need to fly.

Enjoy the services of top providers such as Fred Olsen and Voyages of Discovery on your cruise from Portsmouth and take advantage of a large range of durations and destinations to suit all budgets.

Enjoy a traditional European cruise from Portsmouth or see the UK in a fresh light with a Silversea tour of the Channel Islands

By Train: You can reach either the Portsmouth Harbour or Portsmouth & Southsea train stations from London Waterloo and Cardiff which are both well connected with UK rail links. From here you can get a short taxi ride to your cruise from Portsmouth or take the free bus service during the summer.

By Car: Take the M275 to Portsmouth and follow the clearly marked signs to reach your cruise from Portsmouth.

  • Time Zone GMT 0
  • Currency Pound (£)
  • Language English
  • Population 207,100

Portsmouth Weather

  • Temperature
  • Rainfall

temperature degrees centigrade

Jan
4.5
Feb
5
Mar
6.9
Apr
9.5
May
13
Jun
16
Jul
18
Aug
17.5
Sep
15
Oct
12
Nov
7.5
Dec
5.5

rainfall in mm

Jan
61
Feb
36
Mar
50
Apr
42
May
45
Jun
46
Jul
46
Aug
44
Sep
43
Oct
73
Nov
45
Dec
59