Portsdown Hill
Portsdown Hill
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Annie Powell
Portsmouth, UK25 contributions
Jul 2021
Portsdown Hill is a great place for seeing the views of the City of Portsmouth, picnics, and dog walking. There are two free car parks on the hill and one of them, the larger one, has a resident burger van which is open 24/7. There is also a visiting icecream van in the better weather.

The burger van does nice cheesy chips and I’ve been here a few times now for takeaway tea which has always been hot and reasonably priced.
Written July 27, 2021
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Lucy T
Isle of Wight, UK220 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Brilliant views from here. There’s a 24 hour burger van in the car park; the smell did nothing for me but it always seems popular at such a busy location. I wasn’t keen on the types of people lingering around in the area so didn’t feel particularly comfortable.
Written May 22, 2022
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Ankit2385
Bengaluru, India577 contributions
Apr 2022
Its a lovely place to visit on a Sunny day, as it provides an amazing view of the city. There is Micks Burger van and we can do our own picnic. There is enough space for car parking and also reachable via Bus 20 from the city. Make sure to take your jacket, as it gets windy.
Written April 21, 2022
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Helen J
West Sussex, UK479 contributions
Aug 2022
Hill overlooking Portsmouth which generally has good views of the harbour and surrounding land. Clearly this was the main consideration when the various Forts were built. Fort Nelson (The Royal Armouries) is worth a visit. Several parking areas are provided along the hill which allow you to take advantage of the view and these are particularly popular at lunchtime and when events (e.g. firework displays) are taking place in and around Portsmouth.
Written August 12, 2022
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tezpil
Portsmouth, UK4,424 contributions
Jan 2020
Their are car parks both north and south of the main road along the hill, to the south a larger and usually busier car park complete with 24 hour 365 day burger van and sometimes ice cream van. To the north a smaller car park. Pub nearby for facilities. great views
Written January 9, 2020
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Traceybrownsword1971
Portsmouth, UK640 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Have visited Portsdown Hill numerous times as we live locally. Its a great place for an outstanding view if Portsmouth and the surrounding areas.
Grab yourself a burger, drink ir ice-cream from permanent food vans. The monster buger is a local challenge!
Also from here you can take many walks and explore locality. Even in a bad weather day, its nice to have a run about and then warm back in in the car 😊
Written February 12, 2020
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Andrew L
Leigh, UK3,490 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Who knew that if you cycle north out of Portsmouth there is a BIG hill ! Well worth the effort though. Spectacular views over the city and out to sea. Gorgeous evening to do it. Also worth checking out the burger van !
Written September 3, 2020
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Sunny Baba
Locks Heath, UK6 contributions
Mar 2020
Beautiful spot and valley. Paradise spot to pullover for long distance runners and cyclists. Awesome place for any family outing to spend couple of hours. Burger van offers good food choices however you can bring your own stuff and enjoy picnic in valley. Please take your litter home so that others can enjoy beauty of nature.
Written December 23, 2020
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Shaun L
Clanfield, UK1,626 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
It’s a nice walk up on the hill taking in the views. Plenty of space to park if you avoid a sunny weekend. I parked on the north side just past the Churchillian pub. Walked some of the footpaths looking both north into the South Downs and south with the views across Portsmouth and the Solent. There is a lot of history up here notably the forts but the hill was heavily used during World War Two. Check out the Portsdown Tunnels web page for more info.
Written September 28, 2020
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4 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Great Dogging site really enjoyed our visit. although the car did need a good clean the next day. Will visit again.
Written August 22, 2019
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