From its dynamic cityscape, iconic skyscraper and quaint beach, the waterfront powerhouse of Portsmouth boasts an extensive range of attractions which have something for every visitor. In a city which has risen from a maritime history into a dynamic coastal hub, there are endless accommodation options which offer a range of different qualities. To help you with your search, turn to Likibu, and browse the section of holiday rentals which can be booked on Trip Advisor or Airbnb. A selection of holiday rentals are waiting to be explored, so begin the search for your perfect accommodation today.
Visit Portsmouth, the towering coastal city!
Whether you are drawn to Portsmouth for its dynamic city centre, the coastal views from its famous skyscraper, or for rejuvenation on the shores of Southsea beach, the city is bursting with countless individual moments, just waiting for you outside your hotel room or apartment. Choosing the right accommodation in Portsmouth has never been easier with Likibu, as there is a room for every need in the city. From a luxury apartment overlooking the quaint neighbourhood of Southsea, or bed and breakfast in the heart of the centre, Portsmouth is covered on every budget.
When to go?
It is recommended that you should avoid the busy months of July and August, as though the weather is at its hottest, the cities attractions become crowded with families and school children. Alternative months to visit are late May, June and September when the weather is still pleasant, but the city is quieter.
How to get there?
For visitors travelling to Portsmouth from around the UK, the city is most accessible by train, with direct routes offered from significant cities London, Cardiff and Bristol. For tourists from further afield, fly into Southampton international airport, with seasonal routes to France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland available. You can reach Portsmouth in just 20 minutes by driving a car rental or taking a train.
How to get around in Portsmouth?
Portsmouth encourages visitors to leave their cars a few miles out of the centre, by parking and riding on the bus, which connects visitors to the many attractions around the city. The city can, however, be covered on foot, which allows you to explore the city and its port at your own pace, with no need to worry about parking outside your accommodation or holiday rental.
Where to stay in Portsmouth
Portsmouth City Centre
The vibrant city centre is unsurprisingly a hotspot for tourists, as they flock to the heart of the city for its shopping experience in the street markets, restaurants, museums and iconic nightlife. Choose a hotel room or apartment to rent in the city centre, and discover why Portsmouth is one of the most upcoming cities in the UK. Book a holiday rental in this commercial district, and immerse yourself in the trendiest experiences which this cultural coast has to offer.
Stay in the nautical district of this waterfront city, and experience the very best of this historical maritime hub, by booking a room with a view of the English Channel. Southsea has a range of holiday accommodations for all visitors, from a quaint bed and breakfast on the shore, to a luxury holiday rental among the numerous boutique hotels in the district.
For those visitors who really want to learn more about Portsmouth's deep navy history, Gosport is the place to stay. For its stunning views of the water and the chance to get involved in water sports, Gosport boasts many reasonably priced youth hostels and homestay's in Portsmouth. You will rest assured in your holiday rental is Gosport that you made the most of the water activities which are available to you in this individual district.
What activities to do?
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Take a trip back into the rich maritime history of the city and explore HMS Warrior 1860, the iconic Victorian battleship. From there, you can climb abroad some of the countries most famous warships, from HMS Victory to the only remaining ship from the first world war. Learn about Portsmouth's growing naval power, and return to your hotel room or apartment in the knowledge of the city you are sleeping in.
Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Take in the splendour of the south coast shores from 170 metres above sea level, from the viewing tower of the countries most famous tower. The glass walk and open-air sky deck attract thousands of visitors, so be sure to leave your holiday rental early in the day to secure your tickets and beat the rush for the best photographs.
Choose a luxury holiday accommodation in Portsmouth, and continue to indulge yourself in the most reputable labels at a fraction of the cost in this shoppers paradise. Gunwharf Quays holds some of the biggest designer discounts in the country, and embrace yourself in this excellent shopping and singing experience.
For over 100 years, this iconic theatre has welcomed West End quality performances into its beautifully decorated doors, which has unsurprisingly attracted thousands of visitors to the city. Choose a production and then find the perfect hotel room, bed and breakfast or holiday apartment for your visit to Portsmouth.
Blue Reef Aquarium
Choose a holiday rental in nearby Southsea, and take part in the ultimate ‘undersea safari' and remind yourself why Portsmouth is such an iconic coastal city, by exploring the cities aquarium. Take a glance under bordering sea through the aquariums window, and even catch a look at Blue Reef's sharks, frilled dragons and coral reefs.
Another attraction which neighbours holiday rentals in Southsea, Clarence Pier differs from traditional piers, as it spreads across the coast instead of going out into the sea. Clarence Pier is known for being the largest amusement park on the south coast, with a section of rides available which are suitable for every age.