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Old Portsmouth, Portsmouth

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Old Portsmouth is a district of the city of Portsmouth. It is the area covered by the original town of Portsmouth as planned by Jean de Gisors. It is situated in the south west corner of Portsea Island.Areas and buildings within Old Portsmouth include: Portsmouth Cathedral, Royal Garrison Church/Domus Dei, The John Pounds Memorial Church (Unitarian), the Square Tower and Round Tower and Point Barracks, Portsmouth Point and the entrance to the Harbour.
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  • August 21, 2017
    Spent a couple of hours in Old Portsmouth walking around the walls and watching the ships come in, Its a lovely historic area of the city and a shame that only a small part of the history has been kep...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    We had a walk around Old Portsmouth, visited the cathedral and the seafront. There were some lovely cafes and artists studios but the towers looked neglected and smelled horrible.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    This has to be one of my favourite place in England. So peaceful. Full of history. Wonderful mixe of new and old architecture. Cobbled streets. Being able to watch both large and small boat sail in an...  more »
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  • The tea room has the best cream tea I have tasted ever (I have tasted about 10 different tea room in Cornwall and London). The scone is so soft inside and crunchy outside. The cream has rose fragrance - I like it a lot. I recommend you try the cream tea here.
  • Tea was good! But the scones where tasteless and the cream was basically just foam... I didn't want to give this place a 1 star as it's kinda nice location and premises.
  • For a quick coffee or something more serious... Fantastic friendly welcome. Home cooked cakes are brilliant
  • Lovely lunch. Cake was amazing. Clean and welcoming. Maybe a little too white though inside.
  • Best breakfast I have ever had in a cafe

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Where to stay in Portsmouth

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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