The city of Portsmouth is one of the most unique to be found in the southern part of the country of England. The city is a coastal one that sits on Portsea Island and is one of the most popular areas of the county of Hampshire for visitors. A Portsmouth holiday is of particular attraction to those who love all things to do with water and the sea. You can choose to simply relax and watch the boats sail out of Portsmouth harbour from your comfortable Portsmouth holiday rental apartment; or you can get your teeth into some exhilarating activities until you are completely exhausted and wet through! A Portsmouth holiday is guaranteed to leave you with some wonderful memories of your time spent in this beautiful coastal area of England.
A Portsmouth holiday is one that is ideal for the very active visitor as there is a myriad of outdoor pursuits available to try. This includes activities such as swimming, surfing, diving, sailing, fishing, water skiing and windsurfing. If you prefer to keep your feet dry you can choose from activities including horse riding, tennis, golf, walking and cycling. Enthusiastic artists and photographers will also love a Portsmouth holiday as there are plenty of opportunities to capture some beautiful scenery from a Portsmouth holiday rental apartment.
If you have the energy or inclination to venture further afield than your comfortable Portsmouth holiday rental apartment then it is recommended that you take the half hour journey north to the wonderful city of Southampton. One of the biggest draws of the city is the Southampton Boat Show that takes place there in September every year. There are over 1,000 vessels on display of all shapes, sizes and colours. Other great attractions in Southampton are The Maritime Museum and a fully restored 14th century Medieval Merchant’s House.
Should you be thinking about booking a fantastic Portsmouth holiday rental apartment then you will be able to enjoy mild summers and cool winters. July and August are generally the warmest months of the year to have a Portsmouth holiday as the daytime temperature reaches as much as 22°C. The winter months of January and February see the daytime temperature drop to between 6°C and 10°C. The annual rainfall amount for the city is 35 inches.
Travellers on a Portsmouth holiday can arrive at Southampton Airport (SOU) which is approximately a half hour journey away from the city. Air operators that offer affordable, regular flights to the area include Eastern Airways and Flybe. Passengers can leave from various other UK airports such as Aberdeen (ABZ), Leeds (LBA), Newcastle(NCL) Liverpool (LPL) and Manchester (MAN).