The Everley Guest House is just around the corner from the popular Albert Road area which has a great selection of restaurants, bars and award winning real ale pubs for your evening meal. The Kings Theatre and The Eastney Tavern are just a 10 minute walk away.
We have an excellent bus service with a bus stop within a minutes walk from our B&B in Festing road. A PLUSBUS Day Pass can be purchased for £3.00/Adult. The No.1 bus will take you along the seafront to Southsea shopping centre (Palmerston road precinct), and then onto Gunwharf Quays and the Historic Dockyard.
You will know when you reach Gunwharf Quays by the iconic Spinnaker Tower which rises high over the mouth of the harbour. On a clear day, from the top of the tower you can see for 23 miles! Parking is available in an air conditioned car park under Gunwharf Quays.
Nearby at The Hard Interchange (bus terminus) you can take out of town buses, taxis & National Express/Grey Hound Coaches. At the rear of the terminus is The Hard (for Gosport Ferry) and Portsmouth Harbour train station (for trains to London & catamaran to the Isle of Wight).
On the south side of Gunwharf Quays towards Old Portsmouth is the car ferry to Isle of Wight.
The Continental Ferry Port (for Cross Channel ferries) is on the northwest side of Portsmouth approx. 3 miles from our guest house. The nearest train station to our guest house is Fratton which is approx. 1 mile away. At Clarence Pier you can take the hovercraft to Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Portsmouth plays host to many family events on Southsea Common and Castle Field just a short walk away from our guest house. Main events include: The Americas Cup, Victorious Festival, Heavy Horses, Food Festival, Multicultural Festival, Portsmouth Heritage Day, International Kite Festival and Great South Run.
Near Southsea Castle and the D Day Museum there is a bandstand with a dance floor. In July and August live bands play here Sunday afternoons. You can practice your moves on the dance floor or just enjoy a picnic with a glass of wine and soak up the sun whilst watching each performance. This council funded event is free of charge to visitors and very popular.
Activities for Children
Towards the beach at the end of Festing road is Canoe Lake area where Children can enjoy the pedalos, water-zorbing and crabbing. There is a café and toilets by the lake, and a small Natural History Museum and Butterfly House adjacent.
The large grassy area around the lake is very popular with families for picnics, barbeques, Kite flying and ball games. There is a play park for toddlers with swings, slides and a large sandpit.
For older children there’s an adventure playground with Splash Park, climbing frames, tunnels and an aerial runway zip wire. Opposite is the entrance to Southsea Model Village and close by there is a putting green, bowling greens and tennis courts.
Beach & Swimming
The sea is great for a refreshing dip and Southsea Beach is approx. 400 metres from our door. The best area for swimming is between the South Parade Pier and Southsea Castle, when it’s sandy at low tide.
The Pyramid Centre nearby has swimming pools with fun slides and a wave machine and is a short walk west along the promenade opposite Southsea Skatepark.
Eastney Swimming Baths has a 20m pool and there is a Children’s splash park at the back of the Blue Reef Aquarium.
Naval History Attractions
A trip to Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard to see Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose alongside our current naval fleet is our city’s most popular attraction and will easily fill 2 days.
A short ferry ride across Portsmouth Harbour from The Hard takes you to the town of Gosport which has a Submarine Museum and Explosion!
Spinnaker Tower, Shopping, Restaurants, Bars, Cinema
Portsmouth Ferries (Gosport Ferry) and (Wightlink)