Being an island nation, the United Kingdom has a long and proud sea-faring tradition. This culture is felt more in some parts of the country than others, but if you want a real look into the mariner's lives, the city of Portsmouth is a good place to start. As a destination, the guides will show you that there is lots of different things you can see and do here. Portsmouth lies right on the English South coast, giving spectacular views of the English Channel.
The history here is rich and widely celebrated in museums like the Historic Dockyard, Southsea Castle and the Mary Rose Museum. The town is also notable as being the birthplace of Charles Dickens, the celebrated author of books including David Copperfield, Great Expectations, and a Christmas Carol. By exploring Portsmouth, you can gain a real understanding of how the nautical connection has influenced the culture of the town itself.