Off the Park
Plenty to keep everyone busy
Mill Rythe is only a short distance from both Portsmouth and Chichester and both have so much to offer. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is home to over 800 years of Naval history that will educate, illuminate and simply amaze all those that go. Learn about life
on board some of the world’s most famous warships ever built, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860 and the Mary Rose.
The Royal Navy Submarine Museum located in Gosport is home to the HMS Alliance that was built during World War 2 and served the Navy for 28 years. The submarine itself is the jewel in the crown of the museum but be assured there is plenty more to see including Britain’s first submarine ‘Holland 1’.
Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth is home to the award winning, 170 metre tall Spinnaker Tower. Get a lift up to the top of the tower and over look 23 miles worth of beautiful south coast. A bit of a daredevil? Why not venture across the amazing glass Sky Walk at the top of the Spinnaker Tower where only glass 170 metres in the air is between you and the waves below!
For a fascinating family day out why not head down to the Blue Reef Aquarium where you can go on an underwater safari and see tropical sea life from all over the world. Walk through the tunnel where you are enclosed around a beautiful tropical sea life tank and watch surreally as a shark swims on by.
Fancy a trip to one of the best Islands in the British isles? Hop on a short ferry crossing with the car over to Isle of Wight and enjoy all that the Island has to offer including sights like the infamous ‘Needles,’ the Isle of Wight Zoo and for the little ones why not head over to Black Gang Chine? Alternatively feel free to do nothing.
Out & About
HMS Victory and HMS Warrior
All housed at the naval centre in Portsmouth Harbour. HMS Victory, Vice Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship at Trafalgar. HMS Warrior the world's first iron-hulled, armoured battleship. Restoration and conservation of Henry VIII's warship exhibition.
Gunwharf Quays' spectacular waterfront location integrates the maritime heritage of Portsmouth with an unparalleled mix of 90 designer factory outlets, 20 cosmopolitan bars and restaurants and diverse leisure activities including 11-screen cinema, 26-lane bowling complex, comedy club, casino and nightclub.
Mary Rose Museum
The new Mary Rose Museum is due to open its doors on the 31st of May along with the first public viewing of the newly restored Mary Rose ship herself. Enjoy viewing artefacts recovered from the wreckage and guided talks daily.
Hampshire has so much to offer! Here is a list of guests favourite attractions near by and a little bit further out. Take a look....
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