Leisure and Pleasure

A day out in Portsmouth at your own leisure

Stay for a while and relax onboard historic ships, inside museums or kick-back in cafés and restaurants at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Take in the historic surroundings of a working dockyard as you view spectacular ships and marvel at our collections.

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Unique places to eat and drink

Discover Boathouse 4 Restaurant at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on your day out. Not only does it provide the perfect place for lunch or dinner but is also packed full of historic charm.

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Top 10 spots for spectacular photos

Grab a memento of your visit by following our handy guide that includes the top 10 photo opportunities at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Stand on the poop deck of HMS Victory and view HMS Queen Elizabeth or take to the water and get up close with HMS Alliance. 

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“I haven’t been here for years so it was a treat to go with the grandchildren for an entire day of interest. Plenty to do and great food outlets.”

- Chris S, Tripadvisor review