Day Fourteen – Portsmouth Historic Dockyard & Arundel Castle
After a couple of days of rain, this morning we welcomed the sunshine as we got onto the coaches to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Arundel Castle. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is home to the famous 18th century warship, HMS Victory. She is best known for her role as Lord Horatio Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. The British won this battle against the combined French and Spanish fleets and managed to secure Britain’s supremacy of the world seas for 100 years!
After an explore around HMS Victory and a boat trip around the harbour, we got back onto the coaches to see the beautiful Arundel Castle. Founded in 1068, Arundel Castle has been home to the Duke of Norfolk for 850 years. The current duke is number 18 and has opened up this spectacular castle to the public. We went around the gardens, the keep, Fitzalan Chapel and the castle rooms.
This evening we had staff vs student volleyball. The staff won 2 out of the 3 games we played. Well done to the girls who beat us!
Tomorrow we are off to the Globe Theatre and St Paul’s Cathedral. It’ll be a great day!