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“Sad and grubby”
Review of Clarence Pier

Clarence Pier
Ranked #29 of 122 things to do in Portsmouth
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Sad and grubby”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

There seem to be far fewer rides here these days and more arcades, though a crazy golf course has been added. Even on a hot, sunny day with plenty of people about there was not much going on in the fun fair. Blot on the landscape, really.

Visited July 2014
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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Brilliant ”
Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

Already been a couple of times this year. Wristband sessions are great value plus you can add on the aerial adventure of a £1 I think it is.

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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Boil on the bum of Portsmouth!”
Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

The saving grace of this Carry on Film set relic is the Coffee Cup cafe. We wanted to buy our 3 year old a bucket and spade from the tat shop next to the ice cream shop. Nobody behind the til, and neither staff member of the units next to it either told us where to pay or offered to take payment (as other places have done). I put it back much to the my sons annoyance. The funfair looked liked a showmans' yard ie full of long retired rides (I wouldn't take my chances on them). The other shops seemed to be manned by Vicky Pollard lookalikes all taking part in a price fixing scam. Add to the fact a Wimpey (didn't know they were still trading) is on site it just adds to the sad decrepid nature.
Walk past it and have a laugh at recalling naff holidays of the Carry on years, but spend your cash elsewhere.

Visited June 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Chernobyl Children Visit Clarence Pier in Southsea - June 2014”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Today we took our Group of Children from Chernobyl to the attractions we had a fantastic afternoon, and all the staff were brilliant. We dodged a couple of rain showers but we all had great fun.

Visited June 2014
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great fair and amusements”
Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

Loved the amusements as we are a family that love to play the games! Loved the fair good value with the tokens aswel :)

Visited June 2014
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