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Things to Do in Portsmouth Near Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - North

Visitors to the city can explore iconic landmarks such as the HMS Victory and the Mary Rose Museum, stroll along the picturesque seafront, and enjoy a vibrant food and drink scene.

EXPLORE Portsmouth

Don't Go Home Without

You can trace Britain's naval heritage at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, 20 minutes from the hotel. Iconic British warships on display here include the HMS Victory, Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, and the Mary Rose, raised from the Solent and restored in the 1980s. If you have time, take the waterbus across the harbour to see Britain's last remaining WWII submarine.

Must See

At Port Solent, a short drive from the hotel, you'll find contemporary bars and restaurants looking out over the historic Portsmouth Harbour. Whether you want to browse the rails of the boutique outlets at Gunwharf Quays, catch the latest blockbuster at the cinema, or even take a sailing lesson from the marina, the Boardwalk is a lively place to spend a few hours, day or night.

Must Do

Meet baby sharks and stingrays at Southsea's Blue Reef Aquarium, a 20-minute drive from the hotel. Part of a successful captive breeding programme, they take their place alongside piranhas, otters, seahorses and lobsters. Don't miss the lunchtime feeding session, with great views from below the water in the Tropical Tunnel, and the views of the Solent from the Blue Reef Beach Club.

Local Tips

Half an hour's drive from the hotel, Paultons Family Theme Park has around 60 family-friendly rides and attractions, scenic gardens and a menagerie with penguins and meerkats. It's also the home of Peppa Pig World. If you're taking the kids to meet Peppa and George, check the blackboard outside the schoolhouse when you get there, so you're at the front of the queue when they appear.

Nearby Attractions

  • Port Solent - 3.7 mi
  • Portsmouth Ferry Terminal - 4.1 mi
  • University of Portsmouth - 5.2 mi
  • Spinnaker Tower - 5.5 mi
  • Gunwharf Quays - 5.7 mi
  • The New Theatre Royal - 5.7 mi
  • Mary Rose Museum - 5.9 mi
  • Southsea - 6.2 mi
  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - 6.3 mi
  • Isle of Wight - 19.7 mi

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