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A brief history of Portsmouth

The history of Portsmouth pre-dates the emergence of the city as a harbour of strategic importance to the defence of the country. Whilst much is written of the city from the time of the Plantagenets, the name Portsmouth first appears in 286AD.

Accommodation for visitors in Portsmouth

With its various modern and heritage tourist attractions, proximity to family seaside holiday destinations and the trade passing through it to and from the ferry ports, finding somewhere to stay in Portsmouth presents few, if any, problems.

Transport in and around Portsmouth

The historical importance of Portsmouth as a naval base has ensured that it has excellent road links to and from London. Unfortunately the same cannot be said if you're travelling to or from Portsmouth to elsewhere in the UK.

Business and Industry in Portsmouth

Portsmouth is known as one of the major industrial centres in the UK. In the times of Henry VIII it became the first place in the world to have a dry dock. It then became one of the Royal Ports and its tradition of repairing and building ships began.

Entertainment, Restaurants and Bars in Portsmouth

Most of the night-life in Portsmouth is to be found in the Southsea area. The area around The Point tends to attract summer visitors out for a drink in the evening but for the most atmosphere you should head for the Old Portsmouth district.

The Geography of Portsmouth

Portsmouth is located on the Solent, which leads into the English Channel after going around the Isle of Wight. Being a coastal city the land rarely rises above 3m, although to the north of the city is Portsdown Hill, an area of harder chalk.

Recreational and sports amenities in Portsmouth

Portsmouth is probably best known for being the home of Portsmouth Football Club and the Hampshire County Cricket Club. However, with its fine harbour and position on the Solent it is also a major centre for water sports in the UK.

Shopping in Portsmouth

Portsmouth does not have a vast array of shops or indeed shopping centres. However, it is the largest and nearest city to the densely populated towns of Gosport, Fareham, Havant and the population of the Isle of Wight.

Sightseeing in Portsmouth

The naval heritage alone of Portsmouth provides several sightseeing opportunities for the visitor. HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose are all located here as well as the Royal Marines museum and a Royal Navy sub-marine museum.

Social aspects of living in Portsmouth

With a population of just under 190,000 people Portsmouth is the 75th largest town or city in the United Kingdom. Portsmouth has one university, Portsmouth University. Inaugurated in 1992 the university was formerly the Portsmouth Polytechnic.

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Get out there and flirt!

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How to attract a man

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Chatroom dating

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Dating Tips for Men

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Ending a bad date

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