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HMS Victory, Portsmouth

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Relive life on HMS Victory, the world's oldest commissioned warship. Take a tour through the decks, galley, and the admiral's living quarters. Learn about the sleeping and eating conditions of the crewmembers on a ship that saw action during the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary War, and the Napoleonic Wars. See eight of the original guns used during the Battle of Trafalgar and the site where Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson fell. Book your tour timeslot ahead of time to avoid waiting around. Add HMS Victory to your Portsmouth travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Portsmouth online tour planner.
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  • It is 20 years since we last visited Victory, and must said there have been significant improvements to the experience. Firstly - this is an 18th century warship, low ceilings, stairs not... 
    It is 20 years since we last visited Victory, and must said there have been significant improvements to the experience. Firstly - this is an 18th century warship, low ceilings, stairs not...  more »
  • Really interesting visit. My husband says ‘excellent’. We all listened to the audio guide and it definitely added to the experience. The audio guide does not come with headphones, you tap it on the... 
    Really interesting visit. My husband says ‘excellent’. We all listened to the audio guide and it definitely added to the experience. The audio guide does not come with headphones, you tap it on the...  more »
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  • Amazing piece of history. Digital audio guides are given so you can scan each area and really understand the history of this ship. So see the plaque on the floor where Nelson was shot was a sight to see. So professional, clean and incredible. Only point to add, there is little headroom so be prepared to walk with your head tilted.
  • Well worth the trip, this old ship is fascinating, and the optional headphones and speakers are a must, rather than ask the many assistants on board what certain things do or how they work the headphones guide you around the entire vessel and answer most of your questions, Nelsons plaque would have been easy to miss if the headset hadn't pointed it out. All in all a very interesting and worthwhile trip, yes I will be returning.

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