If you fancy heading to the seaside but don’t want to break the bank, then Portsmouth is a great option. Portsmouth breaks are packed with history and within an easy ferry ride of the gorgeous Isle of Wight, the town is also a fun place to shop and dine out.
What’s more, you’ll find that Travelodge has comfortable and affordable hotels in and around Portsmouth, all within easy reach of all of Hampshire’s best attractions.
Book hotels in Portsmouth
With some great budget hotels in Portsmouth, you’ve got quite a choice. The Travelodge Portsmouth Hilsea is a great option for a break with the family or if you’re heading to visit the University of Portsmouth, which is only a short drive away. It’s also within easy reach of Portsmouth’s D-Day Museum, Royal Navy Submarine Museum and the Hilsea Lido. If you want a beach break that’s also close to all the fun the city has to offer, then opt for the Travelodge Portsmouth hotel. It’s a convenient base for exploring the historic centre and dockyard, and conveniently close to the Isle of Wight ferry. Or you might want to treat the kids to a ride on the hovercraft – it’s amazing.
Things to do in Portsmouth
Busting with maritime history, there's plenty of things to do in Portsmouth’s historic centre. Visit the fantastic Royal Navy Museum and enjoy harbour views from the Spinnaker Tower – peek down through the glass floor too. If you’re a history buff, don’t miss a visit to the legendary Mary Rose Museum, dedicated to the famous 16th-century ship raised from the seabed in 1982 and now on display in a splendid purpose-built building. If the great British weather means that indoor entertainment is more appropriate for the day, then take the family to the Sea Life Centre to learn a little about life below the waves. Or head to Gunwharf Quays for shopping, cinemas and restaurants.