2019 is the 75th anniversary of the D-
Our day begins, with panoramic views across the city and harbour, up at Fort Nelson on Portsdown Hill at 10.30am for time to buy morning coffee (or midday for an early lunch). It's a great place to start. From up here you look over the whole City and gain an insight into its strategic importance as a naval base. Nestling beneath the hill, the sleepy village of Southwick became the centre of Operation Overlord.
Up at the big house Allied Commanders gave the signal to launch the landings.
In the village the Golden Lion became the unofficial Officers Mess. We visit the perfectly preserved and still working Victorian Brew House which supplied the beer for Monty and General Eisenhower -
Opt to add a group lunch in Monty's D-
The £5 million works at the D-
The centrepiece is the 300-
There's a cafe on site. We'll head home at 4.45pm or 6.00pm if you started with us at midday.
Stay two nights at the Royal Maritime Club just a few minutes walk from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Enjoy the D-
Adults: £27 Seniors: £25
Available daily except Tuesdays from early June to mid October
Add a 45 minute Ships in
Harbour Cruise £7pp.
Add a two-
with coffee at Monty’s D-
pub for £16pp.
Price Valid to 31 March 2020