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ibis budget Portsmouth
ibis budget Portsmouth

Fratton Way, Southsea PO4 8SL

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (61 reviews)

Situated in Southsea, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Fratton Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gunwharf Quays and Spinnake …

£32
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Duke of Buckingham
Duke of Buckingham

119 The High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HW

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (178 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this inn is within a 15-minute walk of Gunwharf Quays, Clarence Pier, and Spinnaker Tower. Portsmouth …

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Holiday Inn Portsmouth
Holiday Inn Portsmouth

Pembroke Road, Portsmouth PO1 2TA

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (240 reviews)

Situated in Portsmouth, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Portsmouth Cathedral and Gunwharf Quays. Spinnaker Tower is …

£80
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Best Western Royal Beach Hotel
Best Western Royal Beach Hotel

St. Helens Parade, Southsea PO4 0RN

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (243 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this eco-friendly hotel is 0 mi (0 km) from Leisure Island and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gunwharf Quays an …

£54
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Abbey Lodge Guest House
Abbey Lodge Guest House

30 Waverley Road, Southsea PO5 2PW

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (189 reviews)

Located in the heart of Southsea, this guesthouse is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Wedgewood Rooms and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gunwhar …

£45
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Somerset House Boutique Hotel
Somerset House Boutique Hotel

10 Florence Road, Southsea PO5 2NE

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (22 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this boutique hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Leisure Island and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gunwharf Quays an …

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Spring Garden Guest House
Spring Garden Guest House

Spring Garden Lane, Gosport PO12 1LP

2.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within 2 mi (3 km) of Gosport Gallery, Gunwharf Quays, and Spinnaker Tower. …

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The Newtown House Hotel
The Newtown House Hotel

Manor Road, Hayling Island PO11 0QR

3 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Located in South Hayling, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Station Theatre, CBK Hayling Island, and Funland Hayling …

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Royal Esplanade Hotel
Royal Esplanade Hotel

16 The Esplanade, Ryde PO33 2ED

3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (100 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ryde Harbour and Ryde Beach. Seaview Wildlife Encounter and …

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The Crown Hotel
The Crown Hotel

10 St. Thomas Square, Ryde PO33 2PJ

3.0 out of 5.0
2.9 out of 5 (84 reviews)

Located in the heart of Ryde, this inn is within a 15-minute walk of Ryde Harbour and Ryde Beach. Waltzing Waters and Quarr …

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Pocket Guide: Portsmouth Charles Dickens Birthplace Hotels

Visit the house where life began for one of the world's most esteemed authors, Charles Dickens, who played an instrumental role in raising awareness of poverty-stricken 19th century England. It's conveniently located close to a great selection of hotels ranging from luxury establishments to value-for-money bed and breakfasts.

About the Charles Dickens Birthplace

Near the heart of bustling Portsmouth, the Charles Dickens' Birthplace museum comprises an attractive terraced Regency house where the author and social critic was born on February 7th 1812. Inside you can observe many interesting artefacts illustrating his incredible literary life and his role as a key social campaigner, and attend readings of the first Sunday of every month from April to September.

A Few Interesting Facts About Charles Dickens

Despite being widely referred to as a Victorian author, Dickens' first published novel, The Pickwick Papers, was actually published in 1836, just before Queen Victorian's coronation. He was renowned for his exceptional ability that enabled him to create and build characters, modelled on real-life people, with remarkable accuracy. He was also had a great interest in paranormal activity and hypnotism, and published A Christmas Carol (1843) in the same year that Victorians began to send Christmas cards.

Go On a Guided Tour

Under the expert eye of an experienced tour guide, you can learn more about the home of Dickens' family, discover where they worked, and see 'A Study in Sherlock' exhibition at the nearby Portsmouth Museum. This tour, which also gives you the opportunity to see the historic Victory Gate and Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard, takes place on several dates throughout the year and can easily be booked in advance.

Where to Stay near Charles Dickens' Birthplace

For stylish, affordable accommodation, you could try the Portsmouth City Centre Premier Inn, which is very close to Guildhall Square and its full-sized Charles Dickens statue that was unveiled in 2014. Also close by is the affordable Ibis Portsmouth Centre hotel near the University of Portsmouth campus, and the immaculate Portsmouth Marriott Hotel near Port Solent. Wherever you stay near the Charles Dickens' Birthplace museum, you will benefit from excellent hospitality and comfortable, spacious rooms.

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