Located in the southern region of the United Kingdom, Portsmouth is a lively city with a population of roughly 198,000 people. Most of Portsmouth rests on Portsea Island, with many vast panoramic views of the harbour filled with ships.
During your holiday, be sure to visit Old Portsmouth, which was previously known as "Spice Island" during its days as a stop-over for sailors. You can take the ferry back and forth between the island and the mainland. Old Portsmouth has a number of charming pubs and restaurants for you to choose from, so be sure that you don't miss out on all that this lovely city has to offer. Auto Europe can provide you with a discount car hire to tour Portsmouth and the surrounding area. Auto Europe offers Portsmouth rental car pick up locations and a large car hire fleet for you to choose from.
While you are in Portsmouth pay a visit to the D-Day Museum. The museum has informative exhibits about the three-day assault in June of 1944 that helped to secure the Allied victory in World War II. The museum also houses the Overlord Embroidery, an 83-metre long tapestry comprised of numerous panels. The different panels depict various aspects of the experiences of those who lived during the war.
Take a drive north along the M275 Road to the A27 Highway, then head east along the coast for a tour of the beautiful countryside. There are plenty of picturesque, rural towns along the way, so stop and have a look around whenever the mood strikes you.
Stop in Havant, where the old town centre dates back to Roman times. After taking in the historic ambience of Havant, head out to Chichester. Chichester has a fantastic festival theatre and plenty of opportunities for hiking and other outdoor activities.
A number of small islands are located along this coastal route, offering the opportunity to take a ferry across the Langstone or Portsmouth Harbours to some of the more pristine, untouched English countrysides. Having a discount car hire from Auto Europe will enable you to tour the lovely area surrounding Portsmouth. Auto Europe has the guaranteed lowest rates on car hires in Portsmouth, so you can rest easy knowing that you paid the best possible price.
There is so much to see and do during your time in Portsmouth. Having your own car will enable you to come and go as you please, helping you make the most of your holiday. You can book a car rental in Portsmouth with Auto Europe over our safe, reliable and secure online booking system. For more information, read our Car Rental FAQ page, read our Terms and Conditions, or Contact Us.