Portsmouth, the first naval port in the British Islands, 75 miles, from London by the South Western Line or 95 by way of the Brighton and South Coast Line.
A short distance from a small hamlet on the coast, which has some admirers as a retired watering place.
This is the port for Arundel, being admissible for vessels of considerable burthen. It has recently attracted the attention of the Brighton Railway Company, who have established a system of steam communication between here and the Channel Islands. No doubt this will be a means of increasing its trading importance, whilst as a watering place, its seclusive qualifications will still command a considerable share of patronage.
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Ryde is a beautiful bathing place, sloping to the sea, 25 minutes (by steam) from Portsmouth, across Spithead.
A beautiful retreat hid away among trees and corn-fields in summer, close to a chine or gash in the cliff, filled in with shrubs and trees, with a good beach for bathing and walking on below.