Photograph of Spinnaker Tower from across the water in Old Portsmouth

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Portsmouth of the Past offers free private and public group walking tours around historic Old Portsmouth - focusing on the lives, loves and losses of its people, not dreary dates or boring buildings.

Guides have an unrivalled knowledge of historic Portsmouth, from its Roman origins to the present day. Whether you are interested in military history, ghosts, World Wars and their impact on Portsmouth's people, or just want a flavour of the city heritage, Portsmouth of the Past has plenty to offer.

The tours are suitable for all ages. For children, workbooks and pencils are available to engage and interest. For international travelers, summary sheets, translated into a range of languages, are available.

The route is approximately two miles long and wheelchair friendly throughout. It's suitable for children, teenagers, adults and senior citizens.

Tours can be tailored, from a 30 minute 'flavour’ tour to 60 minutes or the full 90 minutes.

Tour groups are limited to 12 people to ensure all participants can hear and engage. Visitors may turn up on the day but preference will be given to anyone who has booked in advance.

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    • Wendy C
      It was a good experience and we learned a lot
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      Thursday, 27th July 2023
      It was a great experience ,very interesting learning the history of old Portsmouth . Steve is very knowledgeable and interesting. Would recommend to anybody. Read full review
    • Wendy C
      It was a good experience and we learned a lot
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 27th July 2023
      It was a great experience ,very interesting learning the history of old Portsmouth . Steve is very knowledgeable and interesting. Would recommend to anybody. Read full review

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    Portsmouth of the Past Walking Tours

    Type:Walking Tour

    In front of HMS Warrior by the Mudlarks Statue, Outside the entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3DT

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    Opening Times

    Summer Season (4 Apr 2024 - 1 Sept 2024)
    Winter Season (12 Sept 2024 - 3 Apr 2025)

    * Tours take place at: 11am, 1pm and 3pm Thursday to Saturday, plus 11am and 1pm on Sundays.
    Other days and times may be available by request.

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