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Portsmouth, the great waterfront city

Portsmouth, the great waterfront city

Portsmouth is located on the south coast of England. The city is actually found on Portsea Island, which makes it the only island-city in the United Kingdom. Portsmouth has a rich maritime heritage, various attractions and a beautiful waterfront.

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Whether you are looking for a short break or a weeklong holiday, Portsmouth is the ideal place to relax and throughout the year. The best way to start your stay is by visiting the iconic Emirates Spinnaker Tower. Afterwards you can head to the historic dockyards to unearth the city’s 800 years of maritime history. Visit the St John Cathedral, located in the heart of the city and the Thomas Anglican Cathedral, found in the old town.

Portsmouth station(s)

Trains are convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in Portsmouth.

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What is the best way to get from southampton to paris by rail? We will be arriving by ship in Southampton and want to travel by rail to Paris. Do I have to travel to London to catch the train to Paris or is there somewhere closer to Southampton or Portsmouth to start my train (...)

william bassett | 18 January 2020 | 1 Comments
Do i need a britrail southwest pass or a britrail pass of travel includes london, glastonbury, cornwall, and (...) Not sure which pass I should purchase. I want the 4 day flex pass & will travel from London to Glastonbury to Cornwall & then to Havant. Which pass do I need?

Carol Malka | 17 July 2020 complete | 3 Comments
Senior travelers looking for day trip options from london. Where can we go where the train station is in the city -- not far from where we'd like to tour, or is there a tour we can join once we arrive at the station? I understand Bath, Brighton, Cambridge, Canterbury, Ely, Leeds Castle, Oxford, (...)

Jo Rose | 14 March 2004 complete | 2 Comments
Information about a trip from london to paris, paris to zurich, zurich to zermatt, zermatt to zurich and zurich to (...) Hi, I intend to travel in May from London to Paris, Paris to Zurich, Zurich to Zermatt, Zermatt to Zurich and Zurich to Berlin. Which is the best option? I think it would be cheapier to buy a train ticket from London to Paris and the rest would (...)

Eidi Kun | 16 December 2026 complete | 44 Comments
London plus train pass usage I have a London Plus Pass. Will this pass cover Hover travel from Portsmouth to Ryde?

Karen Kennedy | 14 May 2025 complete | 1 Comments

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