"Bilbao to Portsmouth"
Reviewed 03 July 2014 by Anonymous
Dog area spread over into other areas. Smell overpowering. Lack of outdoor sitting areas. I would seek to travel on a no dog ship.
'Anonymous' travelled Bilbao Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère
"Most recent trip"
Reviewed 18 December 2013 by Graham
Excellent travelling experience. Liked the L shaped bunk layout in our allocated cabin.
'Graham' travelled Bilbao Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère
Reviewed 14 November 2013 by Alan
The ship, staff and facilities were just as I expected, this was my second trip and both have gone well. It's a good way to travel although a little expensive. I would do it again.
'Alan ' travelled Bilbao Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère
"Trip to and from Bilbao and Portsmouth"
Reviewed 12 May 2013 by Doreen
This is the second time my husband and I have done this trip and both times we have thoroughly enjoyed it. Very relaxing and prepared us for our long journey after disembarking at both ports. Even the entertainment is so easy going. Also full marks to the staff and ferry crew for doing such a good job.
'Doreen' travelled Bilbao Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère
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The precise origins of Bilbao have not been determined. However, a settlement had already been established and had significantly developed on both banks of the "ría del Nervión" before it officially became a villa. It was Don Diego López de Haro V, lord of Vizcaya, who gave the city its title in the year 1300, due to its great importance as a commercial and maritime centre at the time. The singular location of the city allowed it to continue growing. The maritime business developed rapidly, whilst the original population spread out on both sides of the river. The commercial exchanges fuelled the cultural enrichment of the city.
Today Bilbao is a dynamic city, full of amenities and focused on environmental and urban regeneration. With its lands freed from the old industrial settlements, the city is now undergoing a new physical transformation.
Britain's foremost naval station, Portsmouth occupies the bulbous peninsula of Portsea Island, on the eastern flank of a huge, easily defended harbour. The ancient Romans raised a fortress on the northernmost edge of this inlet, and a small port developed during the Norman era, but this strategic location wasn't fully exploited until Tudor times, when Henry VII established the world's first dry dock here and made Portsmouth a royal dockyard. It has flourished ever since and nowadays Portsmouth is a large industrialized city, its harbour clogged with naval frigates, ferries bound for the continent or the Isle of Wight, and swarms of dredgers and tugs.
Old Portsmouth, based around the original harbour, preserves some Georgian and a little Tudor character. East of here is Southsea , a residential suburb of terraces with a resort strewn along its shingle beach, where a mass of B&Bs face stoic naval monuments.