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The Square Tower

Broad Street, Portsmouth PO1 2JE, England
07519 505785
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Ranked #8 of 50 attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: The Square Tower at Old Portsmouth, was built during the reign of HenryVII in 1494. It was originally part of the sea defences of the expanding naval... more »
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I am getting married here in 2015, and have visited several times for planning, showing relatives the location, etc, as well as having been to several of the craft fairs/vintage pop up tea days. The enthusiasm of Steve and his team/family is second to none, they have always made us feel welcome, valued and special. They are working hard to... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Was invited to a fantastic medieval banquet here. They do them from time to time with all the frills and you can hire them for your wedding/stag night/club or society party etc. The organisers provided costumes if you couldn't find one of your own, and all the entertainment, which included: crossbow, archery, medieval ball games and dancing. The bar was... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Our daughter had her wedding here on Monday 4th August. Nothing was too much trouble for Steve and Julia to make the day perfect. The day was very individual rather than a 'package'-type wedding at a hotel. Take advantage of the monthly craft fairs to have a look around and talk to Steve and Julia about your ideas. Thanks for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We held our wedding ceremony here on Friday 1st August and it was absolutely perfect! Steve was so helpful right from the off and we are so grateful! The building itself is completely gorgeous and because the weather was dry, our guests were able to make use of the roof terrace for prosecco with a view! I can not say... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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104 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

When events are on, such as the craft fair, then there's a pop up vintage tea room, old style crockery and old style cakes. See the website for details: http://www.squaretower.co.uk/index.html . lovely setting full of character.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was invited to a wedding here, food was great a hog roast , service and layout for 80-100 people over two floors, acoustics good, staff very friendly , temp inside just right, not good maybe for elderly people as stairs steep and floor level uneven due to being a old property

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Dan and I got married here last week and what can I say it was perfect. Right from the venue, to the location to both Steve and Julia who are absolute diamonds. They really did help to make our day as perfect as it could be. As mentioned in previous reviews from the outside it looks just like a square... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Doesn't look much from the outside but inside is lovely. They do craft fairs there and cream teas . It's an unusual place and well worth a visit . We love it so much my daughters' getting married there .

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Portsmouth, UK
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I last wrote a review about the Square Tower exactly a year ago in June 2013 after our daughter's wedding there - it was her first wedding anniversary yesterday - and have been catching up on subsequent reviews and what others have thought about the place. So many have expressed their pleasure about the service received from the delightful Steve... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We attended a play here, and it is an interesting venue. Situated looking out across the sea it has an interesting history. Possibly something you would not go out of the way to see but if you are I the area it's worth alook

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