Portsmouth holiday cottages – an introduction to the city
Portsmouth is one of the main cities within the county of Hampshire. It is famous for having been home to Lord Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory. The location is excellent, with other major town Southampton just 19 miles away. London is also within a couple of hours reach. Moreover, being a port city, this is often the departure point for tourists heading to France on the ferry. The isle of Wight is also easily reachable by ferry, with the popular tourist town of Ryde very near. There are, however, plenty of reasons to choose a holiday apartment in Portsmouth and explore the attractions within the city, along with its maritime history.
Holiday lettings Portsmouth – main attractions
The waterfront is of course one of the main attractions of the city. The seafront is beautiful at any time of day, and seeing is there is so much of it, it's great for taking a long stroll along – very romantic. For anyone even vaguely interested in maritime history, choose a Portsmouth holiday apartment, because this city is definitely the place for you. There is plenty to keep you entertained, the Royal Marines Museum, whose stunning exterior is matched only be the fascinating displays inside to the Mary Rose Museum on the historic dockyard. HMS Warrior and HMS Victory are also main attractions. Aside from maritime marvels, there is the Spannacker Tower, an iconice symbol of the city. The Square Tower is a great edifice from the 15th century which is still in use to this day. For family breaks in a Portsmouth holiday cottage, the Blue Reef Aquarium is a great excursion for people of all ages, and visitors get up close to a variety of aquatic life.