Historic Ship sights in England
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Portsmouth's blockbuster attraction comprises three stunning historic ships and an impressive cluster of museums. They sit in the heart of one of Britain's most important modern-day naval ports in a site peppered with red-brick Georgian warehouses, vast wooden boatsheds, statues and painted ships' figureheads. The ticket price also includes a boat trip around the harbour. Together it all makes for a full day's outing; the last admission is 1½ hours before closing.
As resplendent as it is venerable, the dockyard's star sight is HMS Victory, Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar (1805) and the site of his infamous dying words 'Kiss me, Hardy', after victory over…