Meet some of the UK's most beloved authors in an annual literary festival for the whole family.
Portsmouth has a strong literary heritage, having been home to authors including Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and HG Wells. Portsmouth BookFest continues that tradition, attracting diverse audiences to exciting annual events featuring popular and accessible authors.
Set across several weeks, BookFest hosts a variety of events in venues across the city. From meet and greets with literary superstars to writing workshops, there's something for everyone. Authors who have previously appeared at Portsmouth BookFest include Jacqueline Wilson, Andy McNab, Michael Morpurgo, James Herbert and many more.
Each year's programme offers a fantastic and exciting range of talks, readings and special literary events so keep an eye on Portsmouth BookFest's website for news, information and upcoming line-ups.
A trip to Milestones in Basingstoke brings the past to life. The museum is home to over 20,000 objects that were either made or used in Hampshire, and is a record of the county's social, industrial and transport history.
Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire
VisitEngland would like to invite you to take part in a short survey about our website, it should take no more than a couple of minutes.