For much of British history, Portsmouth, located in Hampshire
, has been the home of the Royal Navy. The city felt the effects of WWII bombings and the city has become a museum in itself with remnants of the destruction still in place. Henry VIII
's ship Mary Rose
lay underwater for nearly 450 years and now you can view both the ship and its time capsule contents. Lord Nelson's 1765 HMS Victory
is also a popular attraction in addition to the The Royal Navy Museum and an hour long cruise that takes you on a tour of
the modern Great Britain naval fleets.