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Visit Portsmouth has launched a campaign to boost tourism in the city this half term, using funding from the Government’s Welcome Back Campaign.

From world-class museums to fun activities and plenty of great shopping, there’s loads to see and do in the city. Portsmouth is the perfect place for visitors and residents alike to make the most of the half-term break.

Attractions and venues are holding a range of activities and events, plus there’s loads to explore on the fabulous waterfront. Visit Portsmouth’s website has the latest information:

Cllr Suzy Horton, Deputy Leader at Portsmouth City Council, said: ” Portsmouth is a year-round destination and full of things to do and experience over the half-term break. Tourism is crucial to the city’s economy and this campaign, funded by the Welcome Back Fund, supported by the European Regional Development Fund, will help rebuild the domestic visitor market during this ongoing period of recovery.”

The tourism campaign is running as far as Brighton, Southampton and London to invite people to the Great Waterfront City for a great day out for the whole family.

  • Why not pay a visit to The D-Day Story, where you can learn all about the invasion that changed the face of WW2. And don’t forget, your ticket to The D-Day Story also gets you on board the enormous LCT 7074, the last Landing Craft Tank of its kind, situated along Southsea Seafront just outside the museum. ‘Whatever Floats Your Boat – No Questions Asked’ is a community created installation currently on display inside the former fuel compartment of historic Landing Craft.
  • The fascinating dive into British history continues over at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Climb on board HMS Victory – the flagship of Nelson’s fleet and the ship from which he directed the Battle of Trafalgar.
  • You can also see the Mary Rose Museum – consistently rated on TripAdvisor as not just the best in the city, but one of the top things to do in the country. See the remains of Henry VIII’s beloved ship, rescued after more than 430 years on the seabed.

The Ultimate Explorer Pass, available from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, will get you access to all three plus a load more other attractions, including the Harbour Tour. What’s more, the pass is valid for a whole year so you can come back to see it all again as many times as you like.

The magnificent Spinnaker Tower in Gunwharf Quays offers unrivalled views of city, coast and country. Offering 350-degree panoramas stretching out for 23 miles, the Spinnaker Tower is a popular place to take in the Great Waterfront City.

After you’ve seen the seafront from the top of the tower, why not enjoy a walk around the shops and a delicious bite to eat? it? No trip to the coast is complete without going promenading alongside the beach, so take a stroll and enjoy being out in the fresh sea air.

See what else is on this half term with our events listings, or discover more top attractions over on our things to do section.