Explore England's Naval History
Explore England's naval history through its iconic ships.
Portsmouth Historical Dockyard is home to The Mary Rose, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and HMS M33.
The Mary Rose (1511) was Henry VIII's flagship that sunk in the Battle of the Solent against the French in 1545. It was found on the seabed in 1971 and raised in 1982. The Mary Rose has gone through nearly 40 years of restoration and can be seen in a specially built building that includes the many artefacts that she contained.
HMS Victory (1765) was Lord Nelson's flagship in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 against the Spanish and French Navies in the Napoleonic wars. Today, HMS Victory is the flagship of the first Sea Lord and a museum to the Georgian Navy.
HMS Warrior (1860) was Britain's first iron-hulled, armored warship and the pride of Queen Victoria's Fleet.
HMS M. 33 (1915) is the sole remaining British veteran of the bloody Dardanelles Campaign of 1915-1916. The ship is one of just three British warships from WWI still in existence.
* Meet at the cruise ship terminal or central hotel in Southampton
* Travel to Portsmouth Historical Dockyard via M27
* Tour the Mary Rose and HMS Victory
* Free time to explore other ships and exhibitions in the dockyard and take lunch / do some shopping
* Return to Southampton.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel
Duration: 6 hours
A new or relatively new car with air-conditioning, comfortable seating and adequate seating capacity will be used for this tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
65 British Pound Sterling - * £50 - entrance fee (per person) to the Historical Dockyard and Mary Rose exhibition
* £10 - lunch
* £5 - guidebook
These costs are approximate, per person, and should only be used as a guideline.
I am not a driver guide.
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What a great day in Portsmouth with Andrew from the first meeting until the last farewell!! We were excited, we learned, we laughed, we shared & we walked many km of fascinating history in the Portsmouth & surrounding area. Andrew's enthusiasm, knowledge & passion for the area made it so meaningful to & appreciated by us. Great guide & certainly a keeper for a return trip!! Sandy & Steve