Portsmouth is a great city with lots of history. It's an old naval port. The sites not to miss include Old Portsmouth, the Mary Rose (Henry VIII flagship that he watched sink and was raised in 1982) and HMS Victory, which was the ship on which Lord Nelson defeated the French at the Battle of Trafalgar. The tour of the Victory is pretty interesting - but some tour guides are more interesting than others. It sure did shiver my piggy timbers!