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A nice vacation day

We visit Portsmouth every year from our motel (Cutty Sark ) in York Beach, Maine. The shops and... read more

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Beautiful square

There are many lovely shops and cafes around this small square, great for a walk around town. An... read more

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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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Portsmouth, NH
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit Portsmouth every year from our motel (Cutty Sark ) in York Beach, Maine. The shops and restaurants on Market Square are fun to visit and provide a wide range of products. We spent about 4 hours shopping and eating. Several restaurants are on...More

Thank mikstud
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are many lovely shops and cafes around this small square, great for a walk around town. An old church sits right on the square.

Thank nuwandabob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful shops, restaurants, and pubs. An old nostalgic scenic town with lots of old and charismatic charm. Lots to see and all with walking distance from the water to the brick pavers. Parking is all paid during day and early evening hours. First time here...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Place to be on a weekend evening. Great shops, big selection of restaurants, lively crowd. Parking is difficult.

Thank app1nag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's nice little square. Lovely to walk around in a nice sunny day. Weekends are better as there are more peopel around. There s few cute shops around as well. The church is nice too.

Thank MissSaretta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice quaint area of town full of shops and restaurants. Take a walk around this lovely New England harbor town.

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked around the market square, is a small little area full of restaurants and shops. Can walk the whole area in about 15 minutes. Nice old historic buildings, great history.

Thank crhallis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

would be great to spend time here with a husband or boyfriend or friends we didn't have time to do this

Thank Alicia T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Market square offers a diversity of shops and restaurants. Family-friendly and definitely a walking town.

Thank Kimweh12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So many cute stores to go into. Really nice area. Musicians on street corners. Good restaurant choices all around. Great vacation spot.

Thank saphireblack
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.20 km away
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.02 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Petra S
where do you park to visit Market square?
9 May 2017|
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Response from JB6569 | Reviewed this property |
High Hanover Parking Garage 34 Hanover St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
What time do stores open?
23 December 2016|
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Response from svYonder | Reviewed this property |
Coffee places open at 7 am during week, 7:30 on Sunday. Stores usually open by 10 am, or earlier. So have a cup and a goodie, sit and enjoy the square, and watch the people. More to life than shopping.
we would like to stay at a bed and breakfast in portsmouth.
1 November 2016|
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Response from v0yageur22 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at an Air BnB apartment--less money for room than a hotel, and plenty of privacy. Wherever you end up staying, Portsmouth is a plesant place to visit.