Portsmouth is unique as the only city in the UK built on an island. As the birthplace of both the British Navy and Charles Dickens, Portsmouth has much to offer if you're interested in history. One of the notable attractions is the Historic Dockyard, with Nelson's flagship HMS Victory, the Mary Rose, HMS Warrior, harbour tours and more. Close to the harbour is Old Portsmouth with its many historic buildings.  Visit Gunwharf Quays for a dazzling array of shops, bars and restaurants and the striking Spinnaker Tower for a fantastic panoramic view of the city. The city centre has an excellent selection of department stores with many conveniently grouped in the Cascades Shopping Centre. Welcome to Portsmouth.