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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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Pretty New England

The centre of Portsmouth revolves around this area of the city. We took a walking tour to understand of bit of the history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Teresa N
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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The centre of Portsmouth revolves around this area of the city. We took a walking tour to understand of bit of the history.

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Drums, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful shops and great restaurants. A great walking around experience. It's easy to get around and a short drive to Kitery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Portsmouth is a tourist town that locals also enjoy. Go to Allie's jewelry store - locals know they are from the Dover area and could not be more honest. The Common Grounds - very tasty pastries and really good coffee. There are at least 100 different stores - from high end kitchen equipment to a cheese and wine store or... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Portsmouth is always a great relaxed place to go to shop, stroll, and dine. Make sure to hit the side streets as well for some fun boutiques and seacoast gifts!! Strawberry Banke and Prescott Park are just around the corner. Family friendly, pet friendly, and walkable! Enjoy this quaint little seacoast town!

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Bellmore, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were on our way home from Maine and decided to get out a walk a bit and ended up here. What a nice stroll, take a couple of hours and wander in and out of some of the unique shops. We had a perfect afternoon

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This area has many shops, restaurants and places to explore. Take some time, it is well worth it. The walking can be a tad difficult, however, there are many places to rest and watch the world go by.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Market Square is a vibrant and eclectic shopping area that has retained some old New England charm. There are a variety of shops and restaurants to explore. Many are dog friendly leaving bowls of water ans treat containers out for your faithful companions!Nice, family friendly, walkable aree to explore!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In an era where cities are on the decline and malls have taken over this area of Portsmouth NH is a nice exception. Bustling with many unique shops, a wide variety of places to eat and a good touch of history this area has something for everyone. Walk a little and you come to the river front and its scenic... More 

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Endicott, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place! Lots of different stores and local artists that sell things. You can even catch an artist or two playing an instrument. The atmosphere is like no other. People are friendly. When you step into a crosswalk cars are suppose to stop and let you walk and pretty much do it's the law here. I can't say enough... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Portsmouth is lovely in general; Market Square is a great, manageable area for shopping, people-watching, and restaurants. I understand there are frequent events, including concerts. There was a crafts fair when I was in town, where photographers were particularly well represented.

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