Unique Gifts and Things To Do in PortsmouthPortsmouth is a densely populated urban city which lies centrally between two popular Hampshire cities – to the East; Chichester, and to the West; Southampton – and directly south of the stunning South Downs National Park. Whilst Portsmouth shares similarities with its neighbouring cities, it has a culture and heritage of its own which is just waiting to be explored!
A visit to the Historic Dockyard should be high on your list of things to in Portsmouth – the area is home to a multitude of maritime museums and exhibitions including entry on board the World’s most famous warship, Horatio Nelson’s HMS Victory, and the award-winning Mary Rose Museum where you can get unique views of Henry VIII’s most beloved ship. The Historic Dockyard area provides a fun and fascinating day out for all the family and definitely should not be missed.
If history is not your thing, then the contemporary re-developed waterfront at Gunwharf Quays provides a welcome break - with shopping outlets, eateries and bars over-looking the water, you are sure to find a perfect way to relax. If you’d like to take in Portsmouth’s unique views from a different perspective, then there are plenty of options to choose from. Head to the skies with a helicopter tour, for a chance to gain a birds-eye-view of the city’s famous Spinnaker Tower and capture some fabulous photos of the Solent. Or perhaps you’d rather hop on board a passenger ferry for a tour around Portsmouth Harbour, or a day trip to the Isle of Wight. If you’re buying an experience gift for someone particularly adventurous, why not give them the chance to tackle the waves with a Kitesurfing course...the possibilities are endless!
To the north of Portsmouth city centre lies the South Downs - a rich resource of natural beauty and a haven for people who love the great outdoors. With an almost unlimited supply of Nature Reserves, Cycling Routes and Historic Sights, there are plenty of outdoor activity experiences to try out - these should not be over-looked!
With all of this and much more on offer in Portsmouth, you are certain to find that perfect activity gift for a loved one, or a fun day out for any occasion.