Portsmouth has a large number of memorials and statues, which often show the city’s strong military heritage and heroic events. Some of the city’s most striking monuments and statues were designed by leading artists of their day.
Their importance to the city is also reflected in the fact that a large number of them are nationally listed (due to their special architectural or historic interest) or locally listed (due to the historic character and interest to the city).
The city also has many commemorative benches, which usually include a plaque dedicated to an individual.
You can visit Memorials & Monuments in Portsmouth to find out about the history and location of every memorial in Portsmouth. Below you will find the council’s Monuments and Memorials policy.