Walk Old Portsmouth and the ‘Nelson Trail’
Looking for something different, want to stretch your legs and explore or maybe just learn about why Portsmouth is so central to the history of England?
A walking tour of Old Portsmouth is a fantastic way to experience the sights and get an introduction into why this city is so important to English maritime history.
From its foundation in 1180 through to arrival of the latest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth Portsmouth has a rich history.
Explore the remains of the city walls, the site and story of the assassination of Duke of Buckingham in 1628. Visit the 14th century church which is now part of the city’s cathedral.
From the Round tower built by Henry V in 1418, watch the comings and goings of the merchant and naval fleet who have passed through the narrow stretch of water for over some 1000 years. We walk in the footsteps of Horatio Nelson tracing his final hours on English soil.
Imagine yourself outside the city walls in the middle of “Spice Island”, home to sailors, press gangs and brothels in the 18th century.
Today there are historic pubs with fantastic food and views, hear the tales of the survivors of Trafalgar.
The opportunity to dine in one of a variety of old English pubs dating back to the 1700’s can be incorporated in the tour. Finish the tour with a pint perhaps?
Contact me to discuss what you’d like to do. The tour normally includes a minimum of two hours walking dependent on the sights you want to see. It’s on mostly flat ground but this can be uneven at times due to cobbled streets.
Average tour length:
2 hours at an average walking pace.
All our tours are bespoke to your needs, so we are very flexible with timings.
If you want to stop for a meal on the way then add another hour or however long you would like?
From £100 per tour (not per person)