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Always impressive

The view from Portsdown Hill is so impressive. I first saw it 35 years ago when I first moved to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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Lovely views of Portsmouth

Plenty of parking at the top, wonderful chalk cliff, visible from Portsmouth. On a good day you can... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2019
Havant, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from Portsdown Hill is so impressive. I first saw it 35 years ago when I first moved to the Portsmouth area. I never tire of the view over Portsmouth harbour. There are several viewpoints. The main one has The legendary Mick’s Burger Van...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

Plenty of parking at the top, wonderful chalk cliff, visible from Portsmouth. On a good day you can see Fawley power station and the Isle of Wight, the are actually quite nice. On the hill itself there is a burger van that isn't actually very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 29, 2019

Moving, sad and very enlighting at every stage. How man has developed guns other the years, and what that has meant to us all. Everywhere I looked I saw something compelling, to read and understand how mankind has developed these weapons and the awesome power...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank davey2114
Reviewed November 13, 2018

The view from the top of Portsdown Hill is beautiful. There's a pub at the top and a long established burger van that is tremendously popular.Drive or cycle along the top of the hill from the Widley end to Portchester and take in the solent,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank IE_and_H
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Excellent place to visit to view Portsmouth and the immediate coastline. Very nostalgic for anyone who knew this area as a child. Very good local food bar with good value for money fast food. Pity the authority do not consider providing toilet facilities.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Soooo disappointed, both had the roast beef, came with two of the thinest most tastless bits ever, veg wasn't to bad gravely could have saved the day, but it was water. To be fair we were asked by a very young girl if everything was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Debbie J
Reviewed October 19, 2018

From the top of this hill there are fantastic views across the Solent. There is a whole series of forts along the hillside, some of which are open to the public. In addition, there is a large, 120feet high, monument to Admiral Lord Nelson

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael C
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

You can make out the isle of wight from this vantage point, not sure what we were seeing though. Still fantastic veiws.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Well worth a stop to see the views of the Solent and Portsea Island, Stop off for a burger at Mick's Monster Burgers, bring your full appetite

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David K
Reviewed September 23, 2018

a great stroll along the hill with fantastic views over portsmouth and gosport harbours with the isle of wight in the distance. Lots of history to take in.

Date of experience: December 2017
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All parking is free