We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: north of Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth, England
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 273 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 154
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Bring your bins!!

Bring your bins! (not your green recycling bin... Or a waste paper bin or the Black one.. I meant the abbreviation of Binoculars!!) you can see for miles up here! My astral... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 14, 2017
Nigel P
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Portsmouth

Add Photo Write a Review

273 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 270: English reviews
Level Contributor
118 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Bring your bins! (not your green recycling bin... Or a waste paper bin or the Black one.. I meant the abbreviation of Binoculars!!) you can see for miles up here! My astral telescope was a letdown until I tried it here with the daylight ocular! On a clear day it looks like you could reach your arm out and touch... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Nigel P
Fareham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
508 reviews
250 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

Worth visiting just for the views which are amazing. On a clear day you can see across the aisle of Wight and north across Hampshire. Plenty of places to park but only a couple of places for refreshments, none of which are particularly pleasant.

Helpful?
Thank Phil P
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Free parking at Portsdown Hill which provides incredible panoramic view across Portsmouth below. The Naval Base is nearby, part of it distinguished by being built to look like a battleship.

Helpful?
Thank Dave P
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Portsdown Hill offers something for everyone. It is ideal for dog-walking or just walking for pleasure. The views in all directions, on a good day, are tremendous, in particular the City, Solent and the Isle of Wight. There are also several old military Forts along the top which may be visited and are extremely interesting. Parking is reasonably plentiful with... More 

Helpful?
Thank Silvercruises
Gosport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

great views of the areas from Hayling island to Southampton on a clear day, lots of open space for picnics, plenty of burger vans for food and drinks, picnic areas on grass, wort stopping to see the views

Helpful?
Thank yammyann1
Redhill, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
376 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Not such a regular visitor to Portsmouth now, but whenever I can, I stop at the top of the hill, to stretch my legs as it's a great place to stroll for a while. Fantastic views across the Solent & City. Brings back good memories. Just love it when it's windy!

Helpful?
Thank dace520
England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
109 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

A bit of a trek from the Southsea area, but a wonderful place all the same to get great views of the city by day and night. Worth a visit. (Also, riding down the hill on a bike is great fun).

Helpful?
Thank cupofteague
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Beautiful views from up there all across the solent to isle of wight .nice places for walking and the churchillian restaurant seves some lovely food

Helpful?
Thank jacee56
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Lovely place nice views walking around dog friendly loads of different things you can do up there meet different people

Helpful?
Thank Tammy M
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
155 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

A beautiful place to visit and such great views across the Solent and of Portsmouth,Hayling Island & beyond. On a clear day you can see for miles the view is breathtaking Great for dog walking and plenty of fast food vendors and ice cream cans too

Helpful?
Thank Miss J

Travelers who viewed Portsdown Hill also viewed

 

Been to Portsdown Hill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Portsdown Hill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?