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The Square Tower

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Address: Broad Street, Portsmouth PO1 2JE, England
Phone Number: 07519 505785
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Description: This historic building built in 1494 during the reign of Henry VII is one...
This historic building built in 1494 during the reign of Henry VII is one of the few remining Tudor buildings in Portsmouth.The Square Tower is fully licenced for weddings and civil ceremonies and is also available to hire for funeral and memorial services, naming ceremonies and other types of events.If you would like to visit the Square Tower or hire this atmospheric venue, please visit our website where you will find an events calendar listing our comprehensive programme of events and all of the contact details you need to get in touch with us.
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This Tudor fortification has bee upgraded successfully over the last few years and provides a unique setting for parties and wedding receptions. As you can imagine it is a vast... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Southsea, Hants
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Southsea, Hants
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This Tudor fortification has bee upgraded successfully over the last few years and provides a unique setting for parties and wedding receptions. As you can imagine it is a vast space and comfortably seats 70+ or more. with space left for dancing. It has a great historic feel and there still unobtrusive work going on to explore and open up... More 

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portsmouth
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Attended the Lord Mayors charity night in the Square Tower. A great night as the entertainers were first class, the fish and chips meal was tasty and the staff were great. When the tower is set out for a evening it makes a great venue for celebrating in a historic style.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I was invited to my friends civil partnership ceremony. It was all in medieval costume. It was a fantastic day. the food was presented as for a feast in medieval times. No cutlery used served in wooden bowls. Each table was under the charge of a knight. While we were eating people were put in the stocks for various crimes.... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We held a family wedding here at this historic venue. The weather was rubbish but it didn't matter, there were plenty of excellent photo opportunities inside.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went to the tower for a retirement party at the end of February and what a good little venue it is. Catering was good, lots of tasty nibbles and nice staff. Would recommend it as a venue.

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London, United Kingdom
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254 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Visited the square tower via the heritage trail along Portsmouth waterfront. Interesting and free to have a leisurely walk around.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Went to see New Apollo Productions Halloween Horrors Plays here perfect venue,atmospheric A quality showcase which gave me goosebumps.Staff were friendly and welcoming.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

the square tower is just that .....a square tower....there are stalls inside selling local art.....and the view from the top is worth the visit

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is well worth a look as there are many events that take place in the square tower and walking along the walls and the round tower is great to see the ferries going by!

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Romsey
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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

On the third Sunday of the month there is am art and craft exhibition , it is fairly small but all the work is created by hand by local people. There is also a pop up cafe selling lovely homemade cakes and scones, free entry. If you are out for a brisk walk pop in for a look and a... More 

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