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HMS Victory, Portsmouth

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Relive life on HMS Victory, the world's oldest commissioned warship. Take a tour through the decks, galley, and the admiral's living quarters. Learn about the sleeping and eating conditions of the crewmembers on a ship that saw action during the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary War, and the Napoleonic Wars. See eight of the original guns used during the Battle of Trafalgar and the site where Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson fell. Book your tour timeslot ahead of time to avoid waiting around. Make HMS Victory part of your personalized Portsmouth itinerary using our Portsmouth itinerary builder.
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  • We enjoyed exploring HMS Victory, wonderful to see it is been being restored so it can be enjoyed by future generations. Lovely to see so many school students visiting the vessel.  more »
  • Really interesting great for adults and children. Have been with family and friends everyone is impressed.  more »
  • The HMS Victory is a not to be missed historical vessel that has been set up with a self guided audio experience that can be undertaken at your own pace. It is certainly suitable and should be of inte...  more »
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  • As a lover of naval history I have wanted to come here and see in HMS Victory my entire life. It did NOT disappoint!! The ship is preserved beautifully! It is an absolute marvel to behold!! The audio guide is excellent!! Walking you thought each step of the battle of Trafalgar. Even my wife who unusually doesn't enjoy audio guides listen the the einter thing. The ready of museum is magnificent as well! Tons of fascinating things to learn and plenty for everyone young and old to enjoy! The "action station" exhibit was especially fun for kids. Thai museum is a most see for anyone even remotely interested in naval history!
  • If you visit the UK you have to see this! Beautiful ship and loads of other things to do for £35. You need 2 days to see everything and the ticket lasts for a year.
  • Great historic ship. very few text displays make the audio guide an essential part of the visit. i think they've made it less grusome than i remember from my childhood.
  • I hadn't been since I was a kid. Glad to see it's hardly changed in 50 years.
  • Very interesting visit, enhanced by having an audio guide with evocative narrative and sound effects describing the Battle of Trafalgar.

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From top-quality luxury brands to boutique hotels and cozy B&Bs, lodging in Portsmouth is available to suit most travelers' needs and tastes.  To have easy access to the city major routes and main attractions, consider booking your rooms near Portsmouth's historical naval dockyard. Hotels in this area offer stylish rooms, excellent food, ample parking, and a wide range of recreational facilities, including spas, pools, and fitness centers. A range of trendy shops and restaurants are within walking distance, as are the ferry terminals to France and the Channel Islands.
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