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Spinnaker Tower

Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TT, England
+44 (0)23 9285 7520
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Ranked #8 of 50 Attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
Fee: Yes
Traveler Description: Type: Observation Decks/ Towers Cost: Fee Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth PO1 3TT England +44 (0)23 9285 7520 Fax: +44 (0)23 9285 7539 http://spinnakert... more »
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I meet many local people who have failed to visit the tower - often on the basis of the contoversy which attended its lengthy and expensive construction. Why they should ignore such an experience is a mystery. The views from the three viewing decks are stupendous and ever-changing - covering the Solent and South Downs from Chichester and Selsey Bill... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Had to wait about 20 minutes in the queue for our tickets and it is a bit pricey but the views from the top are excellent as is the glass floor. Worth a visit if it is a nice day.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Stopped by the tower whilst in Portsmouth and as the queue was minimal we went in. There are three floors but the second was closed for a wedding but this didn't spoil the enjoyment. You can see parts of the historic dockyard including Victory and Warrior together with IOW and even Selsey Bill. For what it is I would agree... More

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Great view, interesting facts from the lift monitor but expensive 30 mins for a young family. Ride the boats in the miniport ferry instead.

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Norfolk, England
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I visited the Spinnaker Tower on a recent visit to Portsmouth with my 15-year-old son. We had to make our own entertainment for that day and I'd originally intended to take him down to the Quay and go to one or two of the museums there. However, they are pretty expensive to get into and best value for those is... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Kids loved going up there even though a bit expensive at over £6 each got some great pictures. Liked standing on the glass floor and youngest bounced on it!!

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curlykate1976
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My 13 year old son and I really enjoyed our visit to Spinnaker Tower, we bought the tickets at the hotel, although they were the same price we had fast track, however we did not need this and wasn't v busy. Staff were friendly and efficient. Unfortunately it was raining and misty, but we still had a good view and... More

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TheSpinnakerTower, General Manager at Spinnaker Tower, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Spinnaker Tower and took advantage of the unlimited return visits on your ticket too! I look forward to welcoming you back again soon, perhaps to enjoy an afternoon tea? Best wishes, Sarah Webb, general manager More

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Amazing views while having our lunch in the Waterfront cafe. There's always something of interest to watch out in the harbour. This is a wonderful place to bring our visitors. Tom looked after us with great service and a friendly chat, as always. Thank you!

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TheSpinnakerTower, General Manager at Spinnaker Tower, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. I’m so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Waterfront Café. I will pass your comments onto Tom and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sarah Webb, general manager More

Onchan, null, Isle Of Man
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

what the fuss is about , very modern and a standout landmark yes but nothing special and felt the whole dockland makeover was too modern and could be anywhere and felt Liverpools Albert Dock had achieved a better mix of the old and new and had kept it sense of history as a seafaring city far better than this plastic... More

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TheSpinnakerTower, General Manager at Spinnaker Tower, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback. Naturally, we are greatly disappointed to read that you did not appreciate the Spinnaker Tower’s architecture and found the rejuvenation of Portsmouth Harbour too modern. I hope you consider returning in future. Best wishes, Sarah Webb, general manager More

London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Ok, let's start at the beginning. Yes, you can get a discount for booking online and in advance, but it's barely worth it, I think we saved £1, but you still have to print out your booking to show at the reception area. Come on guys, update your system to one that produces a reference number that is delivered by... More

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TheSpinnakerTower, General Manager at Spinnaker Tower, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. I will take this opportunity to address each of your points in turn. When booking online, you save 15% on our walk-up prices. We also offer a number of other discounts through regional schemes and have our own special tickets such as our summer family ticket which allows you to... More

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