My first year in Portsmouth - 13 things I learned about the UK's Island city when I moved to Hampshire

Having grown up in rural Devon and Cornwall, moving to Portsmouth for the first time was an exciting change of pace – these were my first impressions of life on Portsea Island.

While it has much in common with Plymouth – the nearest city to me during my childhood on Dartmoor – such as its prominent connection to the Royal Navy, there is nowhere else quite like Portsmouth. I moved to the UK’s Island City from Manchester just over a year and a half ago when I started working at The News. From learning the local lingo to finding out some surprising and sometimes, frankly, bizarre facts about its history, there was plenty of novelty for me to enjoy when I moved here – having only had one brief visit to the city before making it my home.

Here are 13 things I discovered during my first year as a resident of Portsmouth, Hampshire:

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