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  Entrance gate to the dockyards
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Much of the maritime history of the UK resides here in the historic dockyard of Portsmouth. It has been the home base for the royal navy for over 8 centuries and a key location in making Britain the leading naval power in the world at one time. There is much to see and do here as you can board Admiral Nelson's ship, the HMS Victory and even where he was fatally wonded. There are several good museums as well which give you a grasp of the sweep of this maritime history as well as the workings of shipbuilding and life at sea.

Ticket prices can be a bit confusing but you can buy combination tickets which include the museums, Spinnaker Tower, visiting the Victory and Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose and a harbor boat tour. These are (in pounds) 16.50 for adults, 14.00 for seniors, 12 for children (5-14) or 48.00 for a family of up to 5.

Website: http://www.historicdockyard.co.uk

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  • Written Nov 14, 2007
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