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Highlights in Portsmouth
- Maritime traditional town
- Sailing enthusiasm
- Great treats and offers
- Historic characters heritage
- A sports hub
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Portsmouth
From a Georgian or Edwardian style renovated property in the town centre to modern accommodations at the regenerated harbour. Portsmouth is a popular tourist destination with an excellent choice o for eating and entertainment. A wide array of rentals are available, varied in size and price according to your needs. Close to the centre and the bustling shops, close to the harbour or in front of the sea. The decision is yours.Holiday rentals with the taste of the sea
Rentals renovated with style and all sort of luxury details. Decorations in white and blue to embrace the marine atmosphere. Bright and spacious lounges leading out to a balcony with sea views is now a dream come true. Ideal for some time off and relaxation and comfortable, contemporary furniture with special dedicated corners where to read a good book. Special weekends with your loved one or maybe a family getaway during half term. Most rentals can easily host 5 to 6 people. Get your ideal holiday rental now!
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The area and getting around
On England’s south coast, Portsmouth has become famous for its maritime heritage and the Historic Dockyard. This port city has a the Royal Navy Museum, a Tudor ship which is now a museum and the warship HMS Victory, where Nelson died, fighting in Trafalgar. Besides the maritime heritage, it offers world-class attractions, galleries, fantastic eateries and excellent shopping points together with the incomparable waterfront. You will find a million reasons to visit Portsmouth!Pick you destination
If you decide to stay in Portsmouth that will give you the opportunity of having a good base to visit the beautiful city of Chichester, just 18 miles east or Chichester Harbour. Half an hour north, the rolling hills of South Downs are awaiting with endless routes and Stonehenge is just 52 miles away. If you prefer the sea, get on a boat or a ferry and take day trips to the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hayling Island or Burrow Island. Back in Portsmouth, throughout the year you can also enjoy the many events, festivals and concerts in the area and attend live music shows. Feel the rhythm and go with the flow!
Travellers and activities
Sailors, yachtsmen and sea lovers have an important event to attend to every year. We are talking about the America’s Cup World Series racing. This is the F1 on water! The Ineos Team UK is based in Portsmouth and takes part in this important race. In 2017 the boat race was in Portsmouth. Whenever a boating event is held in this port, it attracts thousands of boat lovers. But do not worry, if you do not have your own boat you can rent one, you can feel like a real racer too while sailing away in the ocean. This port city offers great boat tours on yachts and splendid days out in the sea.Portsmouth for festival lovers
As we have said, Portsmouth is a port city with lots of events happening. One of the most famous one is Victorious Festival at the end of August. Three days of music for all the family with stunning line ups will make you enjoy every second of it. There is also a literature festival, Portsmouth Bookfest, to celebrate its literary heritage. The kite festival is an annual celebration with more than just kites. It is a great marketplace and meeting point, being a firm favourite amongst Asian tourists. See it for yourself!
Portsmouth is nicknamed Pompey and it is the UK’s only island city thanks to the narrow Portsea creek separating it from the mainland.
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Visit the Emirates Spinnaker Tower and get to the top of this prominent tower soaring 560 feet above the Solent. The tower is just on the waterfront, at Gunwharf Quays. From the observation deck you will get stunning views of the city, the harbour and the Isle of Wight. Walk the glass-floored Sky Walk and explore the interactive touchscreens. Now it’s time for a nice cuppa or a delicious coffee up above, at “Café in the Clouds”. Enjoy a superior coffee!2. Practice some sports in the city
The great outdoors of the city invite you to run around and put your sporty skills into practice. Green areas, fantastic sport facilities and plenty of watersports to choose from are some of the options you have here. Are you up for a 10k run? Take part in the Great South Run. If you prefer smaller events, a 5k one or any of the marathons and triathlons organised throughout the year are your best bet. Not everything is about practising sport. You can catch a game at Fratton Park, home to Portsmouth F.C. Enjoy a football match and feel the vibes every minute of the game.3. A step back in time
Portsmouth is alive with history. The Historic Dockyard and the famous ships, the connections between the city and Sherlock Holmes, the historical works of Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle while they lived there are just a few things you can learn about this fantastic city. You can step back in time and discover the stories about Southsea Castle, built by Henry VIII and from where he watched his beloved Mary Rose sank into the ocean. And for some information about the Allied Invasion during the WWII head to the D-Day Story, a museum with unique and personal stories about that epic moment.4. Take the city on foot
Are you into history but need someone to tell you more details about it? A guided tour is the best option! Take a guided walking tour around the city. Choose from Spice Island and discover the story of The Point. Follow the steps of the Admiral Nelson on the Nelson Trail Walk or discover Charles Dickens story and visit the museum dedicated to it. Other walks start in the Dockyard until Old Portsmouth or along the Millenium Promenade until the Spinnaker Tower. Choose the one that suits your interest and learn a bit more about Portsmouth.5. Shop until you drop
Shopping lovers will have the time of their lives browsing the 90 famous brands offering high discounts off the regular retail price. At Gunwharf Quays you will find your favourite designers and brands at incredible prices. And after a great day of shopping, let the wide array of restaurants and coffee shops to tempt you. Taste some delicious French cuisine at Brasserie Blanc or fresh seafood at Loch Fyne. Carluccio will welcome you with the best slice of pizza you have ever had. Mouth-watering bites and great offers. What else?
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COVID-19 has severely impacted the travel industry. Based on our 2020 data, Portsmouth has an annual average price of £118.32 per night.
Travellers who want to save as much as possible should visit Portsmouth in January, February, and March the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of £94.07, £95.69, and £102.24 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
In 2020, the month that had the highest annual average in Portsmouth was July, with an average price of £138.1 per night. This was followed by August, with an average of £130.55, and September, with £125.96.
It's worthwhile if you book your stay in plenty of time when visiting Portsmouth, as only 36% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.
January, November, and December are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that present the largest number of properties available, with respective average availability figures of 49%, 43% and 42%.
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 29.2% of properties were available on average in 2019). Followed by September (30.75%), and July (32%).
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