A day out at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Portsmouth Dockyard is a fantastic day out for the family when you come and stay with us at Holiday Inn Fareham! Whether you are a fan of boats, ships, history or just learning something new, this is the perfect day out for you.
Take in the views of Portsmouth from the Spinnaker Tower and enjoy some lunch and outlet shopping at Gunwharf Quays. Make a day of it by taking the Gosport ferry over and take in the views.
More about Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Enjoy combined learning and fun as you discover the Mary Rose, a sunken ship from a Tudor battle in 1545. Did you know it was also Henry VIII’s favourite ship? This amazing piece of history rose above the sea waters in Portsmouth in 1982.
Explore Hear My Story (HMS) and discover the famous warship or Neslon, then take a Harbour Tour to see a true naval base from the water. Get an Ultimate Explorer Ticket to leave no stone unturned as you travel through heritage of this incredible naval and maritime National Museum.
Other educational and fun activities include:
- Learning traditional boatbuilding methods
- Discovering the weapons of the Royal Navy at Explosion Museum of Power
- Find out the stories of the sailors in the Georgian Navy in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
- See Queen Victoria’s fleet
Need a hotel by Portsmouth Historic Dockyard?
Kids stay and eat free* at our hotel and we have a range of great staycation offers to for you to take advantage of. Our Spirit Health Club also has a swimming pool, perfect for a splash with the kids or keeping up your own fitness routine!
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The restaurant had a nice selection reasonably priced. I would recommend the garlic mushrooms, the salt and pepper squid, the lasagne and the butter chicken curry was absolutely fantastic. Service at the restaurant both at breakfast and in the evening was excellent and to be commended.