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Hover Rover Portsmouth

Ships & Shops

Once at Southsea hop on the Hoverbus to The Hard and it’s a couple minutes walk to the Gates of the Historic dockyard. You can pay on entry to access-all-areas including the Mary Rose Museum or simply wander through the docklands and stop for bite to eat in one of the cafes. 

When you’ve polished your maritime knowledge up (approx 2 hours), head back to the Hard and a little further to Gunwharf Quays – the biggest designer shopping outlet on the coast, with plenty of shops, entertainment and dining options to occupy all.  Then jump back on the Hoverbus from the Hard (04/34 past the hour) for the round trip back to the Hovertravel Terminal.

 

 

Travel Route

Hover from Ryde -> Hoverbus from Southsea Terminal _> the Hard, for Historic Dockyard, -> walk  to Gunwharf Quays -> HoverBus from The Hard 04/34 past the hour -> Southsea Terminal

 

Museum, Art & Authors

For cultural and creative spirits, this jaunt takes you on the Hoverbus to first stop City Museum on Museum Road. With a wealth of collections illustrating all aspects of Portsmouth. Take the Hoverbus onto The Hard for Gunwharf Quays where you can visit the bijou Aspex Gallery, with seasonal changing exhibitions and workshops on offer.  Then hop back on the hoverbus to Commercial Road.  This is the original hub for high street shopping. 

 

Walk to the very end of Commercial Road (12 mins) then across the  Hope Street Roundabout to Old Commercial Road where you’ll find the Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum depicting the life of the Author (30 – 45 mins).  Head back to Commercial Road for a bite to eat or shopping treat before heading back on the hoverbus to the terminal.

 

 

Travel Route

Hovercraft from Ryde 15/45 past hour -> Hoverbus 00/30 past hour -> City Museum -> Aspex Gallery@Gunwharf Quays - The Hard, Hoverbus to Commercial Road -> Walk to Charles dickens Birthplace Museum - > Walk back to Commercial Road, Hoverbus -> Southsea Terminal


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