Open for Entries Enter Now Open for Entry 25 October 2015 Southsea, Portsmouth 10 miles
Open for Entries Enter Now Open for Entry 25 October 2015 Southsea, Portsmouth 10 miles

About Portsmouth

Perfect for a Weekend Break

Portsmouth has a fantastic maritime history, so why not make the most of your visit and make a break of it?

Portsmouth boasts a treasure trove of attractions connected with its historic past, including the D-Day Museum and the Portsmouth historic Dockyard, which is jam-packed with Britain’s rich naval heritage including the HMS Warrior, HMS Victory (Nelson’s renowned flagship) and the Mary Rose.

Or why not take a trip up the city’s iconic Spinnaker Tower, which, at 170 metres, is higher than the London Eye or Blackpool Tower and gives brilliant views of the Solent?

Portsmouth also offers modern shopping and vibrant nightlife, all packed within a conveniently small area.

This lovely city also features a superb waterfront area, Gun Wharf Quay, which has great shops, bars and restaurants and is well worth a visit.

Where to Stay - Nirvana Europe

As the official travel and accommodation providers to the Bupa Great Run series of events, Nirvana Europe Ltd is delighted to be working alongside Nova International and Portsmouth City Council to encourage you to spend some time in the fabulous city of Portsmouth for your Bupa Great South Run weekend.

We will be happy to provide you with accommodation within easy walking distance of the event, and also a range of accommodation slightly further out which can be coupled with a race day transfer to the event site and back.

This beautiful city, with not just its maritime history, but also a wonderful waterfront area and great shops, bars and restaurants in the spectacular Gun Wharf Quay, is well worth a visit.

As a very practical, but novelty option, we can offer accommodation in Ryde on the Isle of Wight, only 10 minutes away by hovercraft and with the hovercraft terminal literally in the heart of the start/finish area.

For those people travelling to Portsmouth on the day of the event, we are pleased to provide, in conjunction with the City Council, a race transfer service from the edge of the city in to the event site and back, to take all the hassle of navigating the traffic, out of your race day.

For those of you flying into Southampton, we will also operate a meet and greet and transfer service from Southampton Airport.

Accommodation is available in the following areas:

Southsea front within a 2 minute walk of the event site.

Historic Harbour and Town Centre 15 minute walk of the event site.

Outer Ring can be coupled with Race Transfer Service in and out of the event site.

Isle of Wight a 2 minute walk to the hovercraft and a 10 minute crossing time direct in to the event site.

Holiday Park - Isle of Wight fantastic for families and groups with all transfers arranged.

Nirvana Europe has a range of travel & accommodation packages available so that you do not have to worry about travel and transport hassles on race day - for details of these or their park and ride service call 0191 293 6592 or visit