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Outlet Mall
“Onboard Charters provides a full range of powerboat rides and experiences, from 45 or 60 minute RIB and powerboat rides to private RIB charters and cruises. All journeys depart from the amazing waterside development at Gunwharf Quays. Experience an affordable half day or full day RIB or powerboat experience or book your own private powerboat (RIB) charter for clients, family or friends. You could even speed out to the Mary Rose wreck site, which is marked by a buoy in the Solent. This special route will take you not only to the site but around Spitbank Fort and back. This is a great opportunity to bring the Mary Rose experience to life, especially when combined with a visit to the newly refitted museum in the Dockyard. The trip costs £17.50 per person and lasts approximately 30 minutes. Onboard Charters depart from Gunwharf Quays at the foot of the Spinnaker Tower.”
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History Museum
“Visit the Historic Dockyard. Have a boat trip. Visit Gosport submarine. Independent Cinema here too. ”
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Historic Site
“HMS Victory is a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, ordered in 1758, laid down in 1759 and launched in 1765. She is best known for her role as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. She additionally served as Keppel's flagship at Ushant, Howe's flagship at Cape Spartel and Jervis's flagship at Cape St Vincent. After 1824, she was relegated to the role of harbour ship. In 1922, she was moved to a dry dock at Portsmouth, England, and preserved as a museum ship. She has been the flagship of the First Sea Lord since October 2012 and is the world's oldest naval ship still in commission, with 241 years' service as of 2019.”
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Monument / Landmark
“Soaring nearly 560 feet above the Solent, the Spinnaker Tower is a highlight of any visit to Portsmouth. Located on the waterfront at Gunwharf Quays, this tourist attraction offers wonderful panoramic views of the city and its spectacular harbor, as well as the south coast and the Isle of Wight.”
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History Museum
“DISCOVER THE STORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY UNDER THE SEA AT THE ROYAL NAVY SUBMARINE MUSEUM Get up close to HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, the only remaining Second World War era submarine. Explore the decks and narrow corridors, look through the original periscope and hear the stories of those who served onboard. See the museum’s other submarines including Holland I and X24 as well as photographs, documents, ship plans and artefacts from another time. Discover Silent and Secret, a new exhibition which follows the Royal Navy's at sea nuclear deterrent telling the story of those who served under water for months at a time. See objects that retell hidden conflicts and first-hand accounts from crew onboard. Take in the history of the site and find out what it was like to face danger underwater. See how a crew of 65 were fed in a galley the size of a broom cupboard.”
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Movie Theater
“"Experience the quality and enjoyment of a visit to the 14-Screen Multiplex Cinema at Gunwharf Quays. All the latest mainstream movies are shown at this state-of-the-art chain cinema with family deals."”
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Nightclub
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“Great value for lunch Great nightclub Stunning views on the balcony on a summers day”
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Premise
“The Emirates Spinnaker Tower is a 170-metre (560 ft) landmark observation tower in Portsmouth, England, UK. It is the centrepiece of the redevelopment of Portsmouth Harbour, which was supported by a National Lottery grant. Its shape was chosen by Portsmouth residents from a selection. The tower, designed by local firm HGP Architects and engineering consultants Scott Wilson and built by Mowlem, reflects Portsmouth's maritime history through its being modelled and named after a spinnaker, a type of sail that balloons outward. The tower was opened on 18 October 2005. The tower is owned by Portsmouth City Council, but operationally it is managed by Continuum Leading Attractions, a cultural attractions group based in York. Continuum also runs five other visitor attractions across the country. Following a commercial sponsorship deal with Dubai-based Emirates airline, the tower was renamed in July 2015. The tower, at a height of 560 feet (170 m), is ​2 1⁄2 times as high as Nelson's Column, making it one of the tallest accessible structures in the United Kingdom outside London. The tower is visible around Portsmouth, changing the horizon of the area. It can be seen from the Isle of Wight, the Manhood Peninsula and even Highdown Gardens in Worthing. The tower represents sails billowing in the wind, a design accomplished using two large, white, sweeping metal arcs, which give the tower its spinnaker sail design. The steelwork was fabricated by Butterley Engineering. At the top is a triple observation deck, providing a 360° view of the city of Portsmouth, the Langstone and Portsmouth harbours, and a viewing distance of 23 miles (37 km). The highest of the three observation platforms, the Sky Deck, has only a wire mesh roof, so visitors are open to the elements. The windows extend above head height, so it is not possible to get a view unobstructed by glass. A glass floor is located on the first viewing deck at 100 metres above sea level. The tower has a design lifetime of 80 years.”
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Museum
“Portsmouth’s D-Day Museum is Britain’s only museum dedicated solely to covering all aspects of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944. D-Day was a turning point in the Second World War, and a moment when the course of world events depended on the Allied troops taking part.”
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Route
“Albert Road is an unique shopping road with lots of individual shops. Catering for everyone ”
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Theater
“very old theatre has great productions - well worth a look to see whats on - or take a tour”
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Establishment
“Take a trip up the tower - stand on the glass floor and look at the sea below, enjoy a cream tea in the cafe, relax in the sky garden. ”
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History Museum
“The Mary Rose - Henry VIII's warship, lost in 1545, recovered in 1982 and now on display in a dedicated museum in Portsmouth for everyone to visit all year round. The Mary Rose is a carrack-type warship of the English Tudor navy of King Henry VIII. After serving for 33 years in several wars against France, Scotland, and Brittany and after being substantially rebuilt in 1536, she saw her last action on 19 July 1545. While leading the attack on the galleys of a French invasion fleet, she sank in the Solent, the straits north of the Isle of Wight. The wreck of the Mary Rose was rediscovered in 1971. It was raised on 11 October 1982 by the Mary Rose Trust, in one of the most complex and expensive projects in the history of maritime archaeology. The surviving section of the ship and thousands of recovered artefacts are of immeasurable value as a Tudor-era time capsule. The excavation and raising of the Mary Rose was a milestone in the field of maritime archaeology, comparable in complexity and cost only to the raising of the Swedish 17th-century warship Vasa in 1961. The finds include weapons, sailing equipment, naval supplies and a wide array of objects used by the crew. Many of the artefacts are unique to the Mary Rose and have provided insights into topics ranging from naval warfare to the history of musical instruments. Since the mid-1980s, while undergoing conservation, the remains of the hull have been on display at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. An extensive collection of well-preserved artefacts is on display at the Mary Rose Museum, built to display the remains of the ship and its artefacts alongside each other. The Mary Rose was one of the largest ships in the English navy through more than three decades of intermittent war and was one of the earliest examples of a purpose-built sailing warship. She was armed with new types of heavy guns that could fire through the recently invented gun-ports. After being substantially rebuilt in 1536, she was also one of the earliest ships that could fire a broadside, although the line of battle tactics that employed it had not yet been developed. Several theories have sought to explain the demise of the Mary Rose, based on historical records, knowledge of 16th-century shipbuilding, and modern experiments. The precise cause of her sinking is still unclear, because of conflicting testimonies and a lack of conclusive physical evidence.”
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Premise
“Its more than a museum. Home to Henry VIII and now with bar and restaurant and event”
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History Museum
“Interesting naval museum, exhibits ranging from 18th century to the present day.”
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Café
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“I love this place. Hot chocolate is the best, cake is tasty. food is tasty. great atmosphere. Cafe by day Cocktails in the evening.LOVE!”
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