'The landscape at its finest possesses a quality that the landscapes of other nations, however more superficially dramatic, inevitably fail to possess. It is, I believe, a qualityâ€¦ best summed up by the term greatness.â€ These beautiful words about Great Britain were said by a British novelist, screenwriter and short story writer Kazuo Ishiguro.
In the Heart of the Harbor
Portsmouth is the second largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire, England. As strange as it may sound, but Portsmouth is not only famous for its beautiful sights like Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the Mary Rose Museum, Royal Armories â€“ Fort Nelson or Spinnaker Tower but also for having the greater population density that in London. Not bad, at all! To this day Portsmouth remains as one of the most important British harbors, working almost 24 hours a day. So if you are interested in seeing this historical English places go along and read what we have prepared for you. You will probably need some suggestions where to spend your nights during the stay in Portsmouth, so these are some great Portsmouth hotels for each and every taste. It is quite easy to find hotels in Portsmouth, so let's start our journey together.
Best Cheap Places to Stay in Portsmouth
Places like Portsmouth that are welcoming thousands of tourists every year do know how to solve the question of accommodation. Cheap hotels may be found almost on each and every corner of the city, so you will not have any problems of spending the night on the street. Here are some great cheap hotels in Portsmouth: Premier Inn Portsmouth Port Solent Hotel, Premier Inn Southsea Hotel, Holiday Inn Portsmouth or Ibis Budget Portsmouth. These hotels are usually booked in advance so be sure to call them at least few days before your arrival.
A Glimpse of LuxuriousnessÂ
But in case you are not going to be on a budget during your stay in Portsmouth and are thinking about spending some extra money on great luxurious stay check out these Hotels in Portsmouth: the Clarence Hotel, Marriott Portsmouth, Number Four Boutique Hotel or the Stattons Hotel. These Portsmouth hotels will truly offer you a royal treatment and will provide your stay with the best behaved staff, local and foreign cuisine, beautiful view to the historical parts of the city and the cozy bed in case of a rainy night.
The Naval History and More
If you are really going to spend more than a couple of days in Portsmouth be sure to visit all the marine related sites like the Royal marine Museum, Southsea Castle, National Museum of the Royla Navy, Trafalgar Experience or Dockyard Apprentice. Portsmouth is also famous for being the birthplace of some famous people in Britain like Charles Dickens, Peter Sellers, Roland Orzabal or Christopher Hitchens. So if you want to know something more about some of these celebrities go ahead and visit the Charles Dickens' birthplace, a fantastic small museum on the Commercial Road near the Hope Street.