The city has a slogan 'One Norwich, one visit, 101 reasons to return'.Visitors can enjoy a cosmopolitan, buzzing and beautiful city with more than 1,500 buildings of interest, an exciting arts scene, wonderful outdoor activities, top shopping and delicious local food and drink.For eating out, try Brasserie Blanc, Restaurant 27, Pie and Vinyl and the Garage Lounge. The Guildhall, for example, features performances by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (the largest classical music offering on the South Coast) along with appearances by many artists, including Paloma Faith on February 5. Every summer there are free weekend concerts on the seafront.Annual festivals include the International Kite Festival, the Bookfest and the Victorian Festival of Christmas in the Historic Dockyard.Moorcroft Pottery this year celebrates 100 years of its factory being based on the same site, so it's a good time for you to visit the Moorcroft Heritage Visitor Centre, home to a shop, museum and the original 1913 Grade II listed bottle kiln that 'proudly soars into the Staffordshire skyline'.The Staffordshire Hoard – the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon treasure ever found – is on show at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery until September, alongside the world's largest collection of Staffordshire ceramics and a Mark XVI Spitfire.
It offers wonderful views over Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent.
For the first time, visitors will see the ship with its preserving sprays switched off and will witness the final phase of the hull's conservation through windows into a 'hotbox' as up to 100 tons of water is removed from the ship's timbers.
Other major naval attractions include HMS Warrior and the National Museum of the Royal Navy.
Billed as 'Portsmouth the Great Waterfront City', it is the home of the Royal Navy and the Historic Dockyard and is world-famous for its historic ships, especially Nelson's flagship HMS Victory, which is undergoing refurbishment.
But this year all attention is on the Mary Rose as a new museum is about to open.