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“Dissapointed”

Charles Dickens' Birthplace
Ranked #38 of 125 things to do in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

My wife wanted to visit this house and we were both disappointed in the amount of original items belonging to the Dickens family.

1  Thank Zaniskull
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Charles Dickens' Birthplace is a small terraced house in a back street area of Portsmouth. It is not an impressive house and there is not much inside but still worth a visit to see where the great man was born and to learn more about his life and works.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

For me this was a most fascinating look into one of our most acclaimed authors , you can almost sense the presence of the man and feel his love for his writing. I will definitely make a return visit

1  Thank littlegems31
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

If you are an avid fan then you should visit.....or maybe not ? you see the house has been restored and looks splendid however the area it is in has not, well it kinda has but the residents seem to object to anything nice so they keep messing it up, Buckland is a place where people that live there seem to like keeping an electrical appliance in there front gardens such as washing machines etc ! unfortunatly for this beutiful old residence the areas of Landport ( just as nice as Buckland)and Buckland have en-crouched either side of it, I might suggest that you close your eyes whilst on the way there and back to save yourself from the views.
Wear a Shell suit, a hoodie and a back to front baseball cap and pretend you have a speech impediment to fit in the the natives.

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Reviewed 15 January 2014

we went with great enthusiasm to see it as I have studied his books for English literature. what a disappointment. There was only a plaque mentioning the place -no parking and the museum was closed.

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