Based in the south-west of England, Portsmouth is considered home to the Royal Navy and one of the world’s most famous ports. It’s a city with a rich history and this is evident to any visitor. This port and coastal city boasts glorious beaches and the stunning Southsea Common, both very popular among the runners of Portsmouth.
Holiday Inn Portsmouth is based just a short walk from the Royal Naval Club and Royal Albert Yacht Club. It is also about a 10 minute walk from the infamous Emirates Spinnaker Tower that opened in 2005, being the centrepiece of the Portsmouth Harbour redevelopment. However, in-front of the hotel sits the Southsea Common, the beautiful parkland is the perfect destination running.
The route available from Holiday Inn Portsmouth (9.5km) allows runners to soak up the coastal atmosphere, running with the sea breeze down towards the Clarence Pier and then past the beautiful Portsmouth Naval Memorial before going by Southsea Castle the artillery fort constructed by Henry VIII in 1544.
Then the route takes runners to Portsmouth’s Beach, a very popular destination in summer that brings hordes of tourists to bask in the British sun. Running down this beach, the athletes will encounter the South Parade Pier whilst pasting numerous adorable beach cafés and also the Southsea Model Village until they reach the turn in the road, where this should signal the halfway point. Here runners have the opportunity to have a second glance at all the wonders they passed on the way, picking up minor details they missed, this is that chance visitor get to notice the true charm of Portsmouth.
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