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Address: Portsmouth, NH
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The heart of downtown, where several walking tours begin, Market Square is...

The heart of downtown, where several walking tours begin, Market Square is a center of activity with art galleries, bookstores, antique shops, ethnic restaurants and many original 17th-century buildings.

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Very nice town lots of entertainment a lot of food enjoyable people I loved it it was fun

We started out going to the malls in Newington New Hampshire shopping lots of food places to eat out we were recommended by the port inn Great dinner restaurants which my family... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Michael C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We started out going to the malls in Newington New Hampshire shopping lots of food places to eat out we were recommended by the port inn Great dinner restaurants which my family and friends totally agreed on myself I like seafood steak Which the restaurants we ate at made my night on top of that the entertainment the Port Inn... More 

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New Castle, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll have a hard time missing Market Square and the landmark North Church at the center of downtown Portsmouth and the location of several very nice restaurants with outdoor seating in the summer and fall. Downtown Portsmouth, with dozens of restaurants and shops, is well worth a visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Market Square in Portsmouth is one of my favorite places anywhere. The shops, food, atmosphere are situated in a charming city whose age only adds to its character.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is where the "shops" are. Restaurants abound just steps from here. If you want a bit of quintessential New England you should make your way to this part of Portsmouth. NOTE: Parking in Portsmouth is a problem. Be prepared to walk! There is a lot of history here as it is one of the oldest cities in New England.... More 

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Milford, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sit and relax at the out door tables or hit the shops . plenty to do , its close to the water . in the summer take a carrige ride around its fun.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent time wondering around some of the galleries and shops. Will love to go back to spend more time just looking. Great places and some unique things that you may not see. Go and have fun!

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Hartly, Delaware, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was really really cold out but this was an awesome place to walk around and hang out even early in the morning.

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

It's definitely a place to spend some hours wandering in and out of the curious shops in the downtown area. There's something for everyone and lots of places to stop to have a cup of coffee or snack to break up the wandering.

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Reading, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Visited the town of Portsmouth during the holiday season and had a wonderful time. We strolled the streets enjoying the lights and festive spirit. Visited many of the shops and enjoyed the varied crafts and merchandise.

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Sanford, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Went here for some Christmas shopping. It has a ton of shops selling cool New Hampshire and New England things. There are also a lot of great bars and restaurants in the area. It's a great place to walk around shop!

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