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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

“A natural wonder where you can enjoy varied countryside, lovely pubs and free roaming ponies”
  • 137 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“Bars, Restaurants, Cinema, Outlet shopping right next to the Historic Dockyard.”
  • 123 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A local celebrity! This now has a large visitor centre but is quite exposed so bring a warm coat during winter months!”
  • 167 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
History Museum
“Horrible Histories: Pirates. Avast ye! Plunder no more - Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition ‘lands ahoy’ at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The best-selling Horrible Histories series, created by Terry Deary and illustrator Martin Brown, takes buccaneers of all ages on an epic adventure across the seven seas with hands-on displays and interactive exhibits. Follow a bossy pirate parrot and his ratty shipmate on a hilarious journey as you discover wicked weapons, terrible tactics and prisoner punishment used by Blackbeard himself. Lively illustrations, foul facts and gruesome games bring the stories of putrid pirates to life – so fans of the books and TV series will know what to expect! Ready, steady and fire your way to fun Let your little pirates loose as they captain their very own ship. This fun and light-hearted look at life onboard comes complete with eye patches, wooden legs and deadly armaments ready for you to take into battle with the enemy. Discover the patter of pirate talk and learn the lingo, decide your fate on the wheel of misfortune and get to grips with the rules of the pirate code – otherwise you might be taking a trip to Davey Jones’ Locker. Grab your grog and sing along in the Pirate Tavern, design your own pirate flag and battle it out with different weapons including cutlasses and cannons. Take command of your very own pirate ship as you pretend to be a daring pirate commander on the high seas. The best way to experience Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition This hilarious journey through the world of pirates has been brought to life by Terry Deary and illustrator Martin Brown – whose bestselling books celebrated ‘25 Horrible Years’ in 2018. Get hands-on with over thirty interactive experiences including touch-screen games and roleplaying opportunities to entertain even the most hardened old salt. Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition was developed by the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney in association with Scholastic UK. Entry to Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition requires a valid attraction ticket. Book online and save 20% on a Full Navy Ticket and visit all year round.”
  • 113 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“An almighty creation surrounded by a beautiful Close of period houses and manicured lawns”
  • 81 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Theme park with Peppa Pig and DInosaur areas which are very popular during peak times. The rest of the theme park can sometimes be quite empty and is well worth exploring. ”
  • 67 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Attend an event like the Goodwood Revival, or just try the breakfast club first Sunday of the month - bacon butties, coffee wide collection of classic and racing cars.”
  • 77 locals recommend
“Glorious Goodwood Horse Racing. World Famous, 10 minute drive from Midhurst, plus Goodwood Motor Circuit for the world renown Revival and Festival of Speed events, again only 10 minutes drive from Midhurst.”
  • 72 locals recommend
“Outstanding reputation for high quality theatre. Look up the Festival over the summer or join a show at Christmas ”
  • 77 locals recommend
History Museum
“Beaulieu is an award winning family visitor attraction at the heart of the New Forest National Park operated by Beaulieu Enterprises Ltd. There are over 800 years of heritage to be seen on the Beaulieu Estate, which has been in the ownership of the Montagu family for over four centuries.”
  • 39 locals recommend
“stating the obvious, did you know Jane Austin is buried here, might see her ghost”
  • 58 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Natural Feature
“Beautiful sandy beaches, unspoilt and not commercialised! Only one restaurant on the beach, a local persons favourite ! about 35 - 40 minute drive from Midhurst. ”
  • 71 locals recommend
“Highclere Castle was a filming location for the British comedy series Jeeves and Wooster, which starred comedians Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. It was also used as the main filming location for the Emmy Award-winning drama series Downton Abbey and the subsequent full-length feature film based on it.”
  • 40 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
“One of the great cathedrals on the south coast, with a history reaching back to the Norman period. A good spot to explore the beautiful city”
  • 69 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
“Miles of track, woodland paths and treetop trails for all the kids and family to explore. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
“There is a vast range of shops available in the West Quay area, from IKEA to John Lewis, from Decathlon to Argos. In the main mall, there are the usual extensive collection of brands. There is also a huge food court, where you can have your pick of cuisines from around the world. ”
  • 27 locals recommend