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Spoiled with the BAR eyesore

I used to prefer visiting the area when it had the old charm and character of a fishing port. With... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
monstermunchkin
,
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Great place to visit for pubs, cafes and sights of the harbour activities

Well worth the walk to get to this bustling and interesting historical place. Great to sit out and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
allanriley9
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Mandurah, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I used to prefer visiting the area when it had the old charm and character of a fishing port. With the new sailing centre I feel it's spoilt the atmosphere of the area.

Thank monstermunchkin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the walk to get to this bustling and interesting historical place. Great to sit out and enjoy a few drinks and watch the world go by. You have a non-stop moving panorama of the ships moving in and out of the harbour.Just a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful old part of Portsmouth. Well worth a visit just for the stunning sea walk if nothing more. A few pubs, cafes, plenty of parking and a lovely morning or afternoon out.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in an apartment in Spice Island House overlooking the entrance to the harbour. Continuous stream of commercial and warships passing the window. Adjacent to two iconic historical Inns and only 20 minute walk to the historic naval harbour

Thank Frank089
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up in Portsmouth and when I go back and visit this is my favourite place to visit without a doubt. Having a drink sat outside the Still and West or The Spice Island in the sunshine enjoying the view is the perfect way...More

Thank Martin L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old Portsmouth is a must for tourists if you visit Portsmouth, with its cobbled streets and fantastic views of Portsmouth harbour it’s not to be missed, there is a choice of old fashioned waterside pubs to have a spot of lunch and if you look...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As an ex-resident of Old Portsmouth, I have to say, it's a lovely place to spend the day. You can have a lovely walk along the naval battlements going from the Hotwalls, via the Square Tower to the Round Tower and then around the old...More

Thank Paul N
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We did a walk along the Millennium Chain from Southsea to the historic port. This pointed out plenty of historic places along the way which we would have seen (or possibly not!) and probably wouldn't have appreciated their historical significance. Well worth a good walk...More

1  Thank sfmann106
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Walk down by the harbour entrance and see all the old building with a great view of the sea. We went to the dockyard afterwards but were disappointed due to the outrageous prices- wished we stayed in the lovely old Portsmouth area instead- if you...More

Thank bobby s
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Walking through here as a tourist is really nice. It is cosy and I love when somebody outs the effort into old houses and make it look nice a new but still respect the old days into the restauration of all these old houses. If...More

1  Thank Pkoch
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