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Market Square

Portsmouth, NH
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A perfect place!

We attended the Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade. Great fun. The town is so friendly and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lesley G
Cromwell, Connecticut
White Christmas

The snow might not have been flying but thew atmosphere was delightful . Charming town of a bygone... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Acton, Maine
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“people watching” (44 reviews)
“great shopping” (20 reviews)
“new england” (66 reviews)
Portsmouth, NH
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended the Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade. Great fun. The town is so friendly and supportive of their activities. Great shops, restaurants, bars.

Thank Lesley G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The snow might not have been flying but thew atmosphere was delightful . Charming town of a bygone era. Everything was clean and beautifully lit. Enjoyed strolling through Market Square.

Thank bucketlistend
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simply beautiful area of Portsmouth. It is everything you think of when you think of New England. Quaint shops and gorgeous white steeple churches. Great waterfronts and awesome restaurants. Don't miss Market Square.

Thank jerdc
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

One of the best small coastal cities in New England. It has everything! Outstanding food, great shopping and a beautiful waterfront! A must stop when in New England!

Thank magagoo
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Market square Portsmouth is very unique it combines old with new whatever you are looking for there is something for everyone

Thank irelandh0liday
Reviewed 10 November 2017

In and near the square you will find many unique one-of- a- kind shops. There is plethora of nice restaurants in the are for everyone's tastes, A fun place to be on Market Square Day (usually held in June} where many streets are closed to...More

Thank govbanker
Reviewed 6 November 2017

we really enjoyed exploring this area of portsmouth. nice parking garage, easy walking to shops, sights, restaurants, etc. a lovely town!

Thank Gabrandall
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Portsmouth has a ton of great little shops and restaurants in this area. Most stores are expensive but they have really unique, great items. At night, there are a good amount of bars and restaurants to go to and most have some kind of live...More

Thank amabetts
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We needed to walk around and look at the views over the water and this had free parking so was quite handy for our use.

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Loved this little gem, park and walk area - lots of little shops and great food selections. Very picturesque and New England-ish. Winding roads and lovey cobblestone walkways - great place to spend afternoon with friends, family, kids and pets.

Thank Maggie K
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Dana S
9 December 2017|
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Response from govbanker | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure as we have never been to Portsmouth on Christmas Day. We spend Christmas with family and friends.
Paul S
19 November 2017|
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Response from magagoo | Reviewed this property |
Stores and restaurants stay open. The weather in New Hampshire can be tricky. However my wife and I love going to Portsmouth in the winter because the tourist are gone and the food is great. Just bundle up.
20 July 2017|
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Response from Claire D | Reviewed this property |
There's a wonderful sea water beach ar New Castle Common. There's a large playground, well manicured lawn with trees then a beach & water but also rocks to climb and explore.