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Portsdown Hill

north of Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth, England
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Ranked #10 of 45 attractions in Portsmouth
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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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

As a local I drive regularly up to the top of the ill. There are several view points to park the car, sit and take in the view. O a good day you can see past Hayling Island, across to Gosport or even the Isle of Wight. Choice of burger vans, ice cream vans and a pub but I regularly... More

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Portsdown Hill provides the most spectacular view over Portsmouth and beyound to one side and of the South Downs to the other side. We often go here as we are never underwhelmed by the views. There are a couple of excellent burger vans, with Micks' Burger Van in the main car park proving the most popular due to his mammoth... More

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We had a lovely afternoon. started with the views from Portsdown Hill as we drove to Fort Nelson. The Royal Armouries is very impressive - and free! the tunnels are brilliantly creepy and some of the guns (including the 'super gun') were scarily big! Finished off by getting an ice cream at the layby and watching the bikers! great stuff!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We went to Portsdown Hill on Sunday, had a picnic and a walk along the pathway. There was a lot of traffic and it was difficult to park but it was well worth it. There is a magnificient panorama over Portsmouth. It was a clear afternoon and it was nice to sit and enjoy the views of the busy city... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
75 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Spent the afternoon here. Visited the Armouries, the Nelson column, as well as the hillside - to learn about the geology and experience the views across the city. Such a fascinating area and can't wait to return and do it all again - there just aren't enough hours in a day.

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

A great place to just sit in the car and enjoy the view, or walk the dog, or just snooze in the car. You can also find a couple of public parking places with food vans selling burgers, chips, hot and cold drinks etc. Often you'll also find an ice-cream van too. The view is stunning, even on a grey... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Stop by..have a "Micks Monster burger"* or an ice cream..fly a kite... or site & enjoy. judging by the number of people we see up there ...its perfect... and ITS FREE! * Never had a Micks...however the number of people who queue up for one says it all!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

A beautiful spot near the coast. On top of a huge hill with gorgeous panoramic views overlooking the whole city of Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight and surrounding areas. There is a big car park with a burger van that sells the nicest, biggest burgers I have ever seen. A great place to let dogs run or just sit and... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Very good, you can see all of Portsmouth from there and it costs nothing! Daytime or nighttime it is worth a visit.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

In many ways it is Portsdown Hill that makes the city unique, and is in many, many respects its least treasured asset - an it's free! It provides open space, walks, history and entertainment. The views are magnificent in all directions (beware of burger vans, flats and solar farm that are and will gradually erode this). A look at the... More

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