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Portsdown Hill

north of Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth, England
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Ranked #9 of 49 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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Just love it here because it gives great views over the city, Also good for walking around and you receive a feel of long history.There is almost a sadness somehow. The only thing is you do not realize when you are being bitten! notorious for mossies and horseflies, but it is very embracing,good for you.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Best burgers and hot dogs ever, very popular with tourist and locals and the prices are very reasonable a definate must if you want a snack or just a cup of coffee with a beautiful view.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Great place with great views! If you are a big eater and you like Monster burgers, big bags of tasty cheesy chips,ice cream then it's the right place for you to come and enjoy all of it!

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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43 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Portsdown Hill A place to sit and watch the view, eat an ice cream or have one of Mick's famous burgers a place to meet a place to rest a place to walk the dog a place to let kids run free A place to fly a kite A place, with such a wonderful view - and a pub the... More

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Being a keen cyclist often climb out of Portsmouth to get to the countryside. Always stop to have a look back. you can see the Isle of Wight and solent. Plenty of viewing places along the road and a goo pub The Churchillian

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

AND the price is right....FREE. Don't go up with a clean car with all the birds and think it will stay clean. Nice big hot dogs from the van, too! Well worth the visit.

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