Is portsmouth rough?Watch
Whats it like? I dont want her to put me off going.
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you'll have more trouble with the locals. and that's pretty much only if you go looking for it.
a guy on my course had his brothers visit and they were attacked, but i dont know too much into the background of that case.
ive never reallly felt it was too rough tbh, not htat ive noticed anyway and im usually the first to avoid trouble
Seriously, it's as rough as any other town. Nothing to worry about. Come here!
I think it used to be rougher in the 80s and early 90s but it's not now.
But you lot have first hand knowledge of it so thanks for your answers.
and there are no gangs that i've ever seen, nor has anyone i've met (and most of my friends are born and bred Portsmouth kids...so they'd know.)
i'd advise your mum and sisters to visit Portsmouth.
Been here 5 months now and haven't seen any trouble with the navy personnel, a few scuffles between drunken students and some problems with locals on the weekend but nothing you don't see all around the UK.
One thing I will say is if you go out giving it the billy big spuds then you will definetly find someone out there willing to put you in your place lol. They locals don't go looking for trouble but on the same note won't back down if someone is giving them grief.
It is as rough as anywhere else as other people have already said.
Yeah they have all the troubles that any city does and some areas are rougher than others (Cosham and Paulsgrove used to be pretty bad but I have not visted either places lately) but it really isn't that bad. Usually the only way to get into trouble is to go out and find it!
The fact that every pub/resturant here has doormen and police presence is extremely high. I feel safe when I go out at night. I have had a few people eyeball me and want to start, but being a boxer its nothing I can't handle and walk away from.
Every city has its rough parts, welcome to the city!
I barely come across any sailors though, and they never cause that much trouble. Student nights are pretty much just students; it's just the scary toothless locals that you need to be worried about on the weekends ;-)
There are bad areas, much like any of city anywhere.
I've never seen a sailor. I'm in my third year, lived in Rees in the first year. Portsea in my second and now in Southsea on the edge of somerstown.
There have been a few problems but nothing that isn't unusual in a city.
However there is a large proportion of chavs. And I know 3 people who get attacked in Somer's town late at night.