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Pirates in Portsmouth Walk

Hidden Hampshire

Aptly named after a pirate, the nautical city of Portsmouth would have been a very different place for a stroll a few years ago - heaving with rowdy sailors and soliders, where 18th century superstar Horatio Nelson would have been a familiar face.

From the sinking of Henry VIII's flagship the Mary Rose,  naval bigwig, Horatio Nelson's famed departure for the Battle of Trafalgar on HMS Victory to a group of nude bathers kicking off a full-on battle on Southsea seafront - Portsmouth's been far from a quiet place throughout history!

Distance: 3 miles
Time: around 2 hours
Start: Follow the brown signs to Portsmouth Cathedral, off the High Street.

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