Based in Hampshire, Portsmouth is a buzzing port city with an estimated population of 209,000. It’s located about 19 miles from Southampton and 70 miles from London. With a rich naval and maritime heritage to some world-class museums and galleries, Portsmouth has something for everyone. It even has its own football club, Portsmouth FC, which currently plays in EFL League One.
Whether you are visiting Portsmouth Cathedral or going to enjoy the beautiful waterfront, this city is ideally situated on the south coast of England and is ideal for a day trip by the sea. Portsmouth beach stretches along the southern end of Portsea Island from Old Portsmouth to the conservation area of Eastney. It is one of the most popular areas of the city. You will also find a small shingle beach in the mouth of Portsmouth Harbour.
Portsmouth Guildhall is a registered charity dedicated to the arts. It attracts 235,000 people per year watching concerts and attending conferences. There is an abundance of places to eat in Portsmouth. Whether you want fine dining or pub grub, you will be well catered for. And if you are driving to the city, leave your car at the Portsmouth Park and Ride, which offers visitors to the city a quick, easy and cheap way to travel to the city.