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.
Eastern Road, Farlington, PORTSMOUTH, PO6 1UN
Tele: 44 23 9221911
Close to STA but on edge of city
Price: £90 / night (WiFi extra)
Inn Lodge Portsmouth
Burrfields Rd, Portsmouth, PO3 5HH
Walking distance to STA but limited eateries in area
Price: £65 /night (Free WiFi)
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 Training Academy or hotel accommodation in a designated smoking area.