While I realize the end of February may not be the ideal time to visit Portsmouth, business brings me to London for a week of meetings and I decided a few days (Wed, Thurs, and Fri of next week (19, 20, 21 Feb)); would be nice to recover from any jetlag. I always wanted to visit Portsmouth, see the HMS Victory, the Mary Rose, and other Naval stuff, so that is the plan (plus a stop at Stonehenge on the way down)
Question is, does anyone have any favorites or advice on the following:
Planning on staying right at the harbor area, looked at both the Holiday Inn Express at the Quay as well as The Keppel's Head...sort of chain vs older shabby chic. any other ideas?
Other sights in Portsmouth, Southhampton, or Southsea that might be worthwhile given cooler weather?
Thought about a stop in Winchester on the way back to Heathrow to drop off the car, any thoughts on that or other stops?