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Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is an island and county five miles off the southern coast of England. It is easily and quickly accessible by multiple sea routes from the mainland cities of Southampton and Portsmouth. The island has long been an excellent place for an upmarket but traditional seaside holiday, with beaches and towns that were very popular in Victorian times. It is now also becoming a must-visit destination for young people seeking watersports and outdoor activities generally. Cowes is a famous yachting centre and attracts the 'London set' together with members of the worldwide sailing fraternity during Cowes Week in August. The island has a similar atmosphere to Guernsey or Jersey yet is much closer to the mainland and is three times the size. It has a population of 138,000. Despite being only 6 miles across the sea from Portsmouth and 15 miles from Southampton it is a world apart in terms of scenery, culture and pace of life. Known as "England In Miniature" it offers an incredible variety with the landscape changing dramatically in the space of a few miles and each town and village offering something different. Beaches are fantastic and the water quality is good.

25km

50.67-1.31

Hampshire

Stretching from the New Forest's coastal beaches in the south west, to London's suburban fringe in the north east, Hampshire is the largest county in South East England. Known as Jane Austen's County after its most famous daughter, Hampshire has a wealth of attractions to offer the traveller. Visitors may see one of England's greatest cathedrals in Winchester, ascend to the top of the South's tallest landmark in Portsmouth or fish for trout in crystal clear chalk rivers.

30km

51.0577-1.3081

Winchester (England)

city in Hampshire, England

30km

51.0632-1.308

Chichester

Chichester is a cathedral city in West Sussex, on England's South East coast.

34km

50.83652-0.77918

Southampton

Southampton is a port city on England's South East coast. It was the departure point for many trans-Atlantic crossings, perhaps most famously including the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic.

35km

50.9098-1.4044

Haslemere

Haslemere is a town in Surrey.

47km

51.0872-0.7101

Newbury and Thatcham

civil parish and town in Berkshire, England

49km

51.4009-1.3235

Abingdon

market town and civil parish in Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, England, UK

64km

51.666-1.282

High Wycombe

High Wycombe is a hilly town in the county of Buckinghamshire in England.

69km

51.628661-0.748238

Christchurch (England)

coastal town in Dorset, England

76km

50.73-1.78

Bicester

Bicester is a market town located in the north-east of the English county of Oxfordshire, some miles north of the university town of Oxford. It has become a popular destination on account of its being the location of Bicester Village, a large factory and designer outlet shopping village.

77km

51.9-1.15

Chertsey

Chertsey is a town in Surrey.

77km

51.3902-0.5074

Worthing

Worthing is the largest town in West Sussex, around 100 km south of London and 18 km or so along the coast from Brighton. The town lies nestled between the English Channel and the South Downs National Park. Since the 19th century it has been nicknamed 'Sunny Worthing' thanks to its reputedly sunny and mild microclimate.

79km

50.81-0.374

Witney

Witney is a thriving market town in Oxfordshire, just off the A40 Cheltenham to Oxford road. Like many towns in the Cotswolds, Witney is known historically for its textiles specifically woolen blankets.

81km

51.785-1.486

Banbury

Banbury is a market town in the Cherwell district of Oxfordshire. It is known for the nursery rhyme - "Ride-a-cock-horse" and Banbury cakes. The local football team is Banbury United, they play at the Spencer stadium.

92km

52.0632-1.3396

Wimborne Minster

Wimbourne is a small town in Dorset, England. The Minster, which is a beautiful large church, has existed for over 1300 years and is recognised for its unusual chained library.

98km

50.804-1.978

Poole

Poole is in Dorset, on the south coast of England.

99km

50.71666667-1.98333333

Cherbourg

Cherbourg is a port town at the north end of the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy, France.

101km

49.633-1.6167

Brighton (England)

town on the south coast of Great Britain

106km

50.8241-0.134

Brighton

Brighton is a famous seaside resort and charming city in East Sussex in southeastern England, 76 km (47 mi) south of London. In 2000, the neighbouring communities of Brighton and Hove joined to form the unitary authority of the City of Brighton and Hove.

106km

50.8241-0.134

Bayeux

Bayeux is a small town in northern France within Lower Normandy. Bayeux is best known for the remarkable Bayeux Tapestry that chronicles in visual form the conquest of England by William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, in 1066.

116km

49.2794-0.7028

Warwick (England)

the county town of Warwickshire, England

116km

52.28-1.59

London

capital and largest city of the United Kingdom

118km

51.5086-0.1264

Lewes

Lewes is the county town of East Sussex.

123km

50.8756270.017855

Evesham

Evesham is a small market town in Worcestershire situated roughly equidistant from Worcester, Cheltenham & Stratford-upon-Avon and in the Vale of Evesham.

131km

52.09-1.95

Dorset

Dorset is a county on the south coast of England, in the West Country.

138km

50.8333-2.3333

Caen

Caen is the capital of the Calvados department in northern France. With a population of 115,000, it is the largest city in Lower Normandy.

140km

49.1831-0.3694

Birmingham (England)

major city in England

146km

52.48-1.89

Bath

city in Somerset, England, United Kingdom

146km

51.38-2.36

Tunbridge Wells

Royal Tunbridge Wells is a town in West Kent on the border with East Sussex, in the South East of England.

153km

51.136980.26771
Sights

Portsmouth City Museum

Portsmouth Museum is a local museum in Museum Road in the city of Portsmouth, southern England.

689m

50.791636-1.097743

Domus Dei

church in the United Kingdom

1.4km

50.788967-1.103943

Gunwharf Quays

Shopping District

1.6km

50.7949-1.1058

Southsea

town in Hampshire, England

2.5km

50.785-1.07

Portsmouth F.C.

Association football club

3.1km

50.79638889-1.06388889

Portsdown Hill

mountain in United Kingdom

5.0km

50.85822-1.11055

Fort Nelson, Hampshire

Grade I listed military museum in the United Kingdom

7.1km

50.861-1.1389

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Portsmouth

Portsmouth (pronounced "ports-muth" and nicknamed "Pompey") is a large city in the county of Hampshire, on the south coast of England. Portsmouth plays a major role in British history, especially naval history. Its rich heritage offers a variety of attractions, including the Historical Dockyard, which houses some of the most historical warships in the world – HMS Victory, Lord Nelson's flagship used at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, and the Mary Rose, a Tudor-era warship. Portsmouth has two cathedrals, including the Romanesque Portsmouth Cathedral, 12 museums, most of which are free, and two theatres. The city offers excellent shopping facilities in the Gunwharf Quays complex, home to a variety of designer stores including Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss and Barbour, as well as the striking 557 ft (170 m) landmark Spinnaker Tower, which offers excellent views of the Solent and City.

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