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Review of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard: All Attraction Ticket
Ranked #2 of 117 things to do in Portsmouth
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Owner description: Featuring the NEW Mary Rose Museum and world famous ships HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860. Plus NEW for April 2014, HMS Alliance, the only remaining WW2 era British ocean going submarine.Also including the National Museum Royal Navy Portsmouth, Action Stations and Harbour Tours, there's plenty to see and do. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a great day out for all the family. Situated within a working Naval Base, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past, present and future - a must see for anyone visiting the south of England.
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“Windy but worth it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Staff welcoming and helpful, guides knowledgeable, ships interesting if challenging for those with dodgy mobility or overheight! Can't wait to go back when Mary Rose musuem re-opens.

Visited April 2013
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“A Great Day out but Overpriced”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

After queuing for over 45 minutes just to buy a ticket for the dockyard I was in no mood to enjoy the place. On a sunny bank holiday you would have thought they could have managed more than two tills open at the ticket desk. If we hadn't had driven for 2 hours to get there I wouldn't have bothered. Ticket prices here are high to say the least but a 50% off voucher eased the shock somewhat so have look around on the Internet before you go. Once insight the Victory and Warrior are without a doubt world-class attractions and the harbour tour was fun on a beautiful sunny day. Top-tips. Book online to avoid outrageous queues just to buy a ticket. Take a picnic, the food looked dire and expensive. Try and find a money off voucher to bring down the ticket price. Enjoy paying to see what your ancestors paid taxes to build...

Visited May 2013
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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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“A very well presented piece of British history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

You are likely to visit this ship as part of a day out visiting Portsmouth historic dockyards.

This ship is still commissioned by the British Navy, still has a crew and captain. The tour round the ship is one way which is really helpful as it ensures you do not miss any parts.

There are plenty of crew (navy cadets) which seemed very enthusiastic about the ship, offering plenty of information. I thought cannonballs were cannonballs. I was given a very interesting lesson on the difference between the types.

Only a small fraction of the boat is original timber with plenty of places exposed to show how the ship was constructed.

If you are tall you will be bending down a lot as the ceilings are very low in places.

Ensure you leave the whole day to explore the dockyard, unless you live fairly close so you can use your ticket within 12 months to see everything.

Visited April 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Lots to see and do”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

With Warrior Victory and the Naval Museum there is lots to see and visit. It seemed access was free if you didnt wish to go aboard the ships, The cost of a visit seemed to give access for a year and included a harbour trip lasting an hour and stopping at Gunwharf Quay and cost £7 from there.
Great value

Visited May 2013
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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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“Great day out.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

Used coupons to get into the dockyard, which included a harbour trip and admission to HMS Victory. spent a totoal of 8 hours there. very interesting and will certainly do it again.

Visited April 2013
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