An interesting and historic port town 65 mi/105 km southwest of London, Portsmouth, England, is home base for the Royal Navy. Charles Dickens was born there, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling and H.G. Wells put in some time at Portsmouth as well. Be sure to visit HMS Warrior
(the first armor-plated warship) and HMS Victory
(the beautifully restored wooden ship commanded by Lord Nelson during the Napoleonic Wars). For naval history buffs, the Royal Navy Museum is a must-se... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide.
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