Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of attractions listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. 


To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months. 


"We are pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, with a rating of 4.5” said Jacquie Shaw, Acting Managing Director. “We strive to offer our visitors a memorable experience, and take visitor feedback very seriously. This accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into consistently positive reviews." 


Recent reviews on the site include:

"Portsmouth Historical Dockyard offers great value for money as you and your family can see two historical Naval ships HMS Warrior and The Victory along with The Mary Rose and her many artefacts and lots of things to do for the whole family including a harbour tour and a wonderful museum about the history of the dockyard. A fantastic day out that will keep you busy all day long. If you do not have the time to do all the activities on your ticket you get to come back and do it another date. A wonderful experience would thoroughly recommend it."

"The staff were really nice at the Historic Dockyard and the ticket felt value for money because it included a great boat tour of the harbour. HMS Victory was brilliant and there was masses to see."


"My husband took me for a surprise day out to Portsmouth. The ticket once bought is valid for a year so the good thing is that we can return as we didn''t have time to do everything in one day. The Mary Rose museum was really good. The boat trip was excellent. we went on several old ships and they were amazing. We went and visited the old antique centre and there was loads to see. An educational and fun day out and we will definitely return."


“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional businesses for consistent excellence, as reviewed by travellers on the site,” said Christine Petersen, president of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives highly rated establishments around the world the recognition they deserve. From exceptional accommodations in Beijing to remarkable restaurants in Boston, we want to applaud these businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.” 




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*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, January 2012