Three interesting facts about Portsmouth

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live, work and play in Portsmouth? 

The Teach Portsmouth team spend a lot of time out and about meeting people who are thinking about starting a new and exciting career teaching in Portsmouth. One of the things we love talking about – along with the amazing reasons to teach in the city - are all the things there are to do and see here. 

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Portsmouth is such an interesting place to live and work - so we thought we'd share 3 facts about the 'great waterfront city'.

1. Portsmouth is an 'island city'

Portsmouth is the UK's only island city. Portsea Creek separates the 'great waterfront city' from the mainland.

A visit to the 170-meter Emirates Spinnaker Tower is a fantastic place to see miles of coastline. Not only can you marvel at the amazing views, you can also see local sites of interest too.

After enjoying the amazing views of the city, why not walk across the glass floor if you are brave enough? You'll see the harbour below you! 

Emirates Spinnaker Tower Sky Walk

2. Portsmouth can be explored at your own pace

 Visit Portsmouth's official walking map is a great way to explore the city by foot and stop off at sites and attractions along the way - at your own pace.

Alternatively, follow one of the many walking routes around the city. Portsmouth City Council includes routes to follow on their website and information on guided walking tours.

Did you know? 

Portsmouth's Millennium Promenade links the historic waterfront by foot and is marked by a chain symbol set into the pavement.

If you fancy taking in the sea air by bike, you can follow one of the city's designated cycle routes. Portsmouth City Council's website includes details on the Langstone Harbour cycle ride, the seafront cycle ride and famous figure and famous women cycle rides.

3. Portsmouth's historic dockyard was used in the filming of Les Misérables

HMS Warrior and HM Dockyard

Portsmouth has a fascinating history and you can find out about Portsmouth's naval heritage at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

The dockyard is home to famous historic naval ships HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose that can be viewed at the Mary Rose Museum.

If you want to learn about Portsmouth's literary legend you can visit Charles Dickens' Birthplace.

Afterwards, visit Portsmouth Museum and discover more of the city's vibrant history. Learn about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's connections and other notable figures from the past.

Did you know?  

Rudyard Kipling Blue Plaque

There are seven English Heritage blue plaques in Portsmouth that have been awarded to notable figures. Click here for information.

Now you know how amazing the city is, why not start a career in teaching here? Take a look at Teach Portsmouth and see how we can support you. From work experience in a classroom to our route finder into teaching.

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