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Portsdown Hill

north of Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth, England
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Ranked #10 of 42 Attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Historic Sites, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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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 NEW

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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102 reviews 102 reviews
80 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great views over Portsmouth and the isle of wight.plenty of free carparks to stay in and if you dare try micks monster burgers.mm

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Portsdown Hill gives an excellent location to see the whole of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight- but no need just to sit in your car to admire the view there is plenty of grass for a picnic or go fly your kite

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Fantastic views right across the harbour, across the Solent & to the Isle of Wight. Park up in the car parks. Though it can get crowded in good weather. Great burger van that does HUGE portions, if you can manage it. Can walk up & down some of the slopes but NOT for the physically compromised, though sitting in the... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The thing that is unique about Portsdown hill is that you can drive along it for a few miles or park up at various car parks and enjoy the view of the harbour encompassing Chichester, Hayling Island, and Portsmouth and as far as Fawley Power Station in the distance to viewing the other side of the hill to view some... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great day out for a picnic, plenty of room for kids to run around, lots of space to picnic and a great view on a sunny day! And if picnic is not your thing then Micks burgers is amazing!

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Portsdown Hill is unique. It forms a backdrop to the whole of Portsmouth and the views from along the top are stunning, both in daylight and at night. On a clear day the views extend as far as the Isle of Wight and beyond. At the Eastern end there is a public car park with burger van/ice cream van where... More 

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