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Address: 10 Middle St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: 603.436.8433
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Lots of interesting shops.

There are lots of interesting places to shop in Portsmouth, especially if you want to get away from your "big box" stores and check out some nice local smaller stores.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Andrew L
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North Conway, New Hampshire
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North Conway, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

There are lots of interesting places to shop in Portsmouth, especially if you want to get away from your "big box" stores and check out some nice local smaller stores.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I live in Portsmouth and there is so much history and so many places to visit in this the third oldest city in the country that it can be hard to choose where to start. With its knowledgable staff, film on Portsmouth's maritime history and lots of info on places to visit the Discover Center is the perfect place to... More 

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North Port, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

3 floors of any and all info about Portsmouth - free 15 min movie on the history of Portsmouth ...and there's is always a exibition of some sort - art...history...etc Best starting point for tourists and visitors !!

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Scarborough, Maine
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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

What a beautiful town/city. Lots of history. Love the shops. There was nothing about exploring downtown that we didn't enjob.

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Houston, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We love Portsmouth, just love it. Moderate in size, Portsmouth is a very walkable small city, fairly compact, with a nice assortment of little shops, and tons restaurants of every imaginable type. The city borders on the river and entrance to Portsmouth harbor. Now, this is not the quaint little harbor you might envision at say Boothbay Maine, Portsmouth is... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a perfect place to stay if you want to travel up the Maine coast or south along the NH coast .....and you could stay days in Portsmouth itself.....Try the Irish pub Ri Ra on Pleasant St for dinner .....so good!!!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife and I took a day trip here from Manchester where we were attending a wedding. We really enjoyed all the little shops and restaurants on Market Street and the surrounding area. Very quaint and what we expected in a town by the ocean to be like. The USS Albacore submarine was also cool to walk through as well.... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stopped in Portsmouth on are way to Acadia and liked it so much we stopped on are way home vs other option. Great downtown area, shops (where I spent lots of money) great restaurants, all within walking distance from downtown area. WE stayed at the Hilton, which was wondersul.

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Kenilworth, England
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We called in for some tourist information, and to see the 12 minutes historical video about Portsmouth, that provided a very good introduction to the town and its history. There was also a museum exhibition on "Bold & Brash: The Art of John Haley Bellamy" that we found interesting

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

If you're new to Portsmouth -- or even if you're familiar with the city and want to discover new shops, restaurants, museums, or events -- start at Discover Portsmouth. Helpful staff and lots of flyers and brochures will get you started. Displays related to Portsmouth's history will make your visit extra rich and interesting. Stay for their film and interactive... More 

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