Take a step back in time in Southsea

Portsmouth, Hampshire

From the Tudor ramparts of Henry VIII's Southsea Castle, to The D-Day Story, there's plenty of Portsmouth’s heritage for you to explore in the seaside town of Southsea.

Situated on Southsea seafront is The D-Day Story, the UK's only museum dedicated solely to covering all aspects of the D-Day Landings in Normandy, France on 6 June 1944. The museum's centrepiece is the marvellous 83-metre long Overlord Embroidery, a tribute to the sacrifice and heroism of those who took part.

Behind the Museum is Southsea Castle, where Henry VIII watched the sinking of his favourite ship, the Mary Rose. After you've taken in the views from this historic fort, have a wander along the waterfront to find somewhere for lunch and spend the afternoon on the beach, watching the world go by with an ice cream in hand.

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