Visiting Portsmouth | The Mary Rose
Visiting Portsmouth

If you're visiting The Mary Rose, why not include these other Portsmouth attractions in your itinerary? 

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Places to Visit

Southsea Castle

Built in 1544, this historic fortification overlooking the Isle of Wight is said to be where Henry VIII watched the Mary Rose sinking. It now houses an exhibition designed by the team behind The Mary Rose.

These days, you'll see the famous 19th-century Solent Forts, plus various ships and yachts sailing the waters of the Solent.

You can also enjoy a meal and refreshment at the Courtyard Restaurant and Café.

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Emirates Spinnaker Tower

Get the best views in Portsmouth by visiting the Emirates Spinnaker Tower, where on a good day you can see up to 23 miles across the South Coast of England and out into the English Channel.

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The D-Day Story

New for 2018, The D-Day Story chronicles the events leading up to D-Day, from the planning and build-up to the Normandy landings themselves, using objects and the stories of people who were alive at the time.

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Gunwharf Quays

Grab a bargain from over 90 premium outlet stores. With so many big brands, you’re bound to find something you’ll like.

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New Theatre Royal

Free with your Mary Rose ticket: a behind-the-scenes heritage tour of the New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth!

See two national treasures for the price of one! With your ticket to The Mary Rose you can enjoy a free ‘Behind the Curtain’ heritage tour of this beautiful Grade II listed theatre from 1865, located nearby in Portsmouth’s city centre.

Simply present your Mary Rose ticket at the theatre box office (please telephone the box office in advance to reserve your place), or book online using the promotional code provided on your Mary Rose booking confirmation email, and you’ll be able to enjoy the theatre’s fascinating journey behind the scenes completely free of charge!

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Hotels in Portsmouth 

The Village Hotel, Portsmouth

The Village Hotel Portsmouth opened in late 2017 and is located in the Lakeside North Business Park. The hotel is north of Portsea Island, with excellent transport links to both the city of Portsmouth and the wider Hampshire area via the M27 and the A3. Parking is free of charge, and Cosham train station is just a short walk away with a regular service into the city centre. At the hotel you’ll find everything you need in one place, with a business space, a gym, Starbucks, restaurant and bar, all in one location.

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