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.

Thirty years after she was raised from the Solent, the £35million heritage project has built a major new museum to complete the conservation, reuniting the hull of the Tudor warship sunk in 1545 with many of its 19,000 artefacts recovered from the seabed.

Norwich offers a rare blend of historic interest and modern sophistication that will exceed the expectations of most visitors.

With its close proximity to London, it is the ideal destination for a short break.

The design-led British Ceramics Biennial returns on September 28, when there will be six weeks of exhibitions and events across the city.

It will feature UK and international artists through a series of 'pavilions' at the original Spode factory site.

One of Portsmouth's newest – and most striking – attractions is the Spinnaker Tower which, at 560ft, is taller than the London Eye, Blackpool Tower and Big Ben.

It offers wonderful views over Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent.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.Celebrate and join in the internationally renowned Norfolk & Norwich Festival in May (a 200-year-old arts festival, the oldest in the UK).