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Portsdown Hill

Address: north of Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth, England
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Ranked #11 of 45 Attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

As I'm local me and friends drive up ports down hill to have a chill out, see views of Portsmouth, great at night time, micks burger van is open 24 hours and good prices, they even take card now but I think you have to spend so much, it's also good to take dogs for walks, for people who are... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great views of Portsmouth. Also good for blackberry picking in the summer when you go exploring for a bit. Worth a stop if travelling through to stretch your legs for a bit. Unfortunately there are not any toilets to spend a penny. So you might have to find a bush!

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Tamworth, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great advantage point to look down and see the whole of the city and surrounds. Again full of history the stories that you can hear if you visit the area is quite amazing. Plus it is a great place to ride a horse and explore for those that love to do that sort of thing. Mandy C

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I have travelling down to Portsmouth from the Midlands via the A34 since before the M3 was built. The cross country route coming out via the B2177 at Porstdown Hill is a) the only sane way to get to Portsmouth when the M3 and M27 are busy and b) has the most magnificent views over Portsmouth and the Solent. A... More 

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We never tire of this view and it's breathtaking. It's also getting bigger. We go for a burger and just stare out. It's always busy

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

lived in portsmouth a long time, never get bored of sitting on the hill and watching out over the city, its even better in the evening as the night draws in and you can see the entire city lit up, fantastic view of portsmouth, gosport and the isle of weight. can see most of the warships docked in the port... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

It is nice to see old Artillery on display and the history of it. This is well worth a visit if you are there when they Fire the 25pdr Gun. Also it was nice to see the Bofors 40/70 on the park.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
94 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

You won't get better views of the city than from here and they are truly stunning you can look right over to the entire area. The green hill and benches are a bonus to just worth driving past to see.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The view from Portsdown Hill is unbeatable. It is a lovely place to spend a couple of hours. Especially if you have children as they can play safely. Also grab a bite to eat from Micks burger bar or and ice cream. I think toilets should be installed as that is the only negative.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Portsdown Hill runs from Bedhampton to Fareham across the top of Widely, Drayton, Paulsgrove and Portchester. The views along this route are outstanding with many stops so you can enjoy them. It also hosts 3 Forts. Fort Widely has Horse Riding, Fort Nelson the Armoury's, Fort Brokenhurst Mod. Many people head up here just to while some time away. It's... More 

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