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.With our international travel planner, Portsmouth attractions like Old Portsmouth can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
The area contains many historic buildings including: 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. George Villiers Duke of Buckingham was assassinated in the Greyhound Pub in 1628. The area also has several historic pubs including the Bridge Tavern, Still and West, Spice Island Inn, and the Dolphin.
The area is also home to Portsmouth's small fishing fleet and fish market at Camber docks
It is now also the site of the Land Rover BAR headquarters. The very modern building is not to be considered in keeping with the historic surroundings. This was considered one of the factors in Portsmouth be ruled out of contention for the race to be the UK's next city of culture.
Old Portsmouth Reviews
This is a beautiful part of town with plenty to see and do and perfect for just walking around. The views are womderful in all directions along the coast towards the historic dockyard and Gunwharf Key... more »
This area is one of the most historical sites in England. Today's appearance is fairly modern considering its history, but there is much to see: the harbour, artists studios, beaches, views for a star... more »
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