Activities and Attractions - Portsmouth & Gosport
Whether it’s a day trip, short break, week-end stopover or to enjoy a longer stay, there’s so much to enjoy and keep you busy in our Borough.
Explore the fascinating history and heritage of our museums or our extensive Waterfront with its sailing, windsurfing, jet skis and rib rides.
Board a boat for a trip round-the-harbour or out into the Solent, a sailing mecca with its views of the Isle of Wight and unique forts built to defend us against the French invaders!
Discover Gosport: There are plenty of places for a peaceful walk, or you can stroll through the Alver Valley Country Park with its thriving wildlife. Why not go sea fishing, or play adventure golf? Stokes Bay is only a short walk away and offers views of the Isle of Wight. It is part of the longest continuous shingle beach in England, which stretches from Lee on the Solent to Portsmouth Harbour Entrance.
Play golf by the sea at Gosport and Stokes Bay Golf Club
On a smaller scale Gosport Model Yacht and Boat Club is very active and fun to watch.
If you're looking wider than the Gosport and Portsmouth area the Visit South East England website has more ideas.
Haslar Marina is a modern purpose-built marina situated in a superb location within Portsmouth Harbour, just minutes from open water in the Solent. Located in Haslar Creek (Gosport) and protected by a large wave screen, the marina offers sheltered berthing with no tidal restrictions.
Royal Navy Submarine Museum Gosport
Let former submariners walk you through where they would work, eat and sleep onboard HMS Alliance. Peer into the only surviving X-craft to have seen action during the Second World War and climb inside the Royal Navy's first submarine Holland 1.
The submarine museum is only a few minutes walk from the two properties.
The Solent Way
The properties are situated on the Solent Way; if you've enjoyed this long distance walk, why not return for a more leisurely exploration of Gosport and Portsmouth, basing your stay in one of our self catering holiday homes?
Enjoy the Gosport Ferry ride across Portsmouth Harbour to:
Portsmouth plenty with magnificent theatres, live music venues, art galleries, two cathedrals, Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle heritage, galleries, nightclubs, events and festivals throughout the year.
At Gunwharf Quays you can shop at over 95 designer outlets, eat at one of 30 cosmopolitan bars & restaurants, work it off at the health & fitness centre, catch a film at the 14 screen Vue cinema, bowl at the 26 lane Bowlplex, laugh with Jongleurs comedy club, dance the night away at Tiger Tiger.
The Historic Dockyard
A two minute walk from the ferry to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - HMS Victory, Warrior, Mary Rose and lots more to see www.historicdockyard.co.uk
- Action Stations
- Mary Rose
- HMS Victory
- HMS Warrior 1860
- National Museum of the Royal Navy
- Harbour Tours
Lots to see and do so your ticket is valid for a year to allow you to return as you wish – see the website for details.
Portsmouth (Historic Naval City)
Packed with things to do and fast becoming Britain's favourite waterfront destination, Portsmouth has more and more to offer every year. Enjoy an irresistible mix of history and heritage, specialist shopping, lively arts, great restaurants and bars and a programme of year round events.
Spinnaker Tower Portsmouth
Welcome to the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth, a 170 metre tall visitor attraction overlooking historical Portsmouth harbour and the Solent.
With awe-inspiring views, the Tower is a must-see for families, couples and groups alike, as well as an unusual and unique venue for a corporate event.