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Portsdown Hill

north of Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth, England
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Ranked #10 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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Views of a stunning sea and island, shipping and a vibrant city. The other side is miles and miles of beautiful hampshire countryside. Take your pick.. enjoy a walk.. then do a bag of chips and a cup of tea at Monster Micks.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
48 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

If we were lucky we'd come up here to watch Dad's ship come home then rush down to the dockyard to greet him so it's very special to me. We still go up a lot. Amazing views out to sea or inland. There are lots of places to park, a visit to Fort Nelson is free and their café is... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
44 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Portsdown Hill is a great place to wander, with areas of park land, woodland and common land providing a wide range of wildlife. The forts are historically interesting, if a little neglected-looking, and the views across Portsmouth and the Solent from one side of the hill, and of the South Downs from the other side, are memorable. The only thing... More

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is a must the views over Portsmouth and around are magnificent and there is a lovely area for a walk along the top. Just park the car and go - or sit and enjoy a cup of tea and something to eat from the vendors.

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Caboolture, Queensland, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have always played at Portsdown Hill even as a kid, loved to roll down this hill, took my kids many years later great to see them rolling down the hill, great scenery,can see all over Portsmouth on a clear day,great for kite flying.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
57 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I live at the foot of Portsdown Hill and it is a great place to walk my dog. The hill has two faces, views from the north a pleasant green hill dotted with farms and winding country lanes leading down to wooded heath land and streams. Viewed from the south the hill is scarred by quarrying with chalk cliffs. The... More

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Havant, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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
19 helpful votes 19 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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