Take a step back in time in Southsea

Portsmouth, Hampshire

From the Tudor ramparts of Henry VIII's Castle to the D-Day and Royal Marines Museums, there's plenty of Portsmouth’s heritage for you to explore.

Situated on Southsea seafront is the D-Day Museum, 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. Take in the view of this historic fort then walk along the waterfront to the Royal Marines Museum, where you can trace the history of the Marines, view the museum’s collection of 8,000 medals, and marvel at the Victoria Cross Display that highlights the bravery of the 10 Royal Marines who have been awarded this medal.

With a range of accommodation and great places to eat, treat yourself to a waterside break away from it all.

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  • Portsmouth Tourist Information Centre
  • Email Address [email protected]
  • Contact Details 023 9282 6722

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