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Portsdown Hill

north of Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth, England
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Ranked #11 of 50 Attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Traveler Description: Portsdown Hill is located 5miles from city centre of Portsmouth near the Cosham area of Portsmouth. It has a great view of the whole of Portsmouth... more »
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Havant, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

If you're at a loose end and don't want to be spending mega amounts, then this is the place to go. It has stunning views over Portsmouth and the kids will have lots of fun rolling down the grassy hill and running around. Mick's burger van is the best around by far with his Monster burgers & hot and cold... More

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

i love portsdown hill, on evenings when you are bored and cant think of anything to do, there is nothing better than sitting up the hill with my husband with a burger and a bag of chips, the food trailer is lovely there, and the staff are very friendly

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great way to spend an afternoon informative, fun and free GreAt hands on climb on experience Peed off I need to places review of 100 characters minimum not happy with trip adviser GRRRR

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Alton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Excellent view over Portsmouth, traffic terrible. Lovely to take a picnic or watch the sun go down if the weather is good.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The title may seem a little over the top, and perhaps its because I have lived and grown up in and around Portsmouth but the view from the top of Portsdown Hill is beauitful, a complete view of the City of Portsmouth the Solent and the Isle of Wight, or turn on your heel and look the other way for... More

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Portsmouth
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Amazing views of Portsmouth (Portsea Island) the harbour & the Isle of Wight. Great little burger van at the view-point too.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Shows off all the cannon history through the ages as well as presenting life in a fort built to protect Portsmouth against Napoleon and the invading French!!

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bedhampton.england
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

nice place to go for walks and views over Portsmouth area, plenty of parking nice cut grass to sit down on, usually have a ice cream van and mobil burger wagon which is mostly very busy, also pub just over the road for the thirsty traveller. Well worth a trip and relax with the view

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Apart from Fort Nelson, one of the Royal Armouries museums, which is free and excellent, there are some fabulous views from several viewing points along Portsdown Hill, with views across the Solent, Portsmouth, Gosport and towards East Sussex. There are also some public footpaths to the rear of the hill where one can walk down to Southwick Village although the... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great views across Pompey and the Isle of Wight to the south and the countryside to the north. I love to walk my dog around fort Widley and use the hill for some good running fitness training.

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