Portsmouth – population 207,000
Portsmouth is a city and a seaport lying on the south coast of England with a Royal Naval Dockyard and port that incorporates a ship repair and refit facility. Portsmouth and Southsea have a wealth of maritime historical sites that include the famous VICTORY (Nelson’s Flagship), WARRIOR and the MARY ROSE (recovered wreck of a Tudor warship).
The port has a busy cross channel ferry RORO terminal to France and has a small commercial port.
Local ferry traffic connects the port with the nearby Isle of Wight.
The ‘Gunwharf’ retail area has a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants.
The Village Inn Portsmouth
Lakeshore Drive, Portsmouth PO6 3FR
5 minute walk from simulation centre
Price: Best to look online as prices vary
Marriot Hotel Portsmouth
Southampton Road, Portsmouth PO6 4SH
15 minute walk from the simulator
Price: More expensive and older than the Village
There is a non-smoking policy throughout the UK, which makes it illegal to smoke inside any building. Smokers are required to stand outside the simulator or hotel accommodation in a designated smoking area.