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Address: Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TT, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)23 9285 7520
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fee: Yes

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What a view

We thought that this was rather expensive to just go up a tower but what a view we got when we got to the top. We were disappointed that the viewing and cafe did not go all round... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
TonyandChris1929977
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Colchester
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Colchester
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95 reviews 95 reviews
47 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We thought that this was rather expensive to just go up a tower but what a view we got when we got to the top. We were disappointed that the viewing and cafe did not go all round the tower to give us 360 degrees but it was helpful to have the detailed information telling us what we should look... 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. The Spinnaker Tower offers 350 degree views from the floor to ceiling windows across three sides of the view decks. The Café in the Clouds seats up to 44 people at any time. It is very popular and as you say, a great place to sit, relax and watch the... More 

West Bay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

absolutely amazing experience, well worth every penny, me and my husband visit the spinnaker tower and love it and the scenery every time. we visited on the 23.03.15 and we really cant wait to come back and visit again

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

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I am thrilled to read that you enjoyed your visit to the Spinnaker Tower and look forward to welcoming you again soon. If you do visit often, it might be worth considering becoming part of our Members Club which provides you with an annual ticket for the price of 3 visits. Best... More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

visited the tower during a weekend break / shopping trip. was resonably priced, and if its a nice clear day it offers some fancastic views. we werent brave enough to check out the glass floor.

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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 read that you enjoyed your visit and our fantastic views. You’ll have to come back soon to give the glass floor a go! Best wishes, Sarah Webb, General Manager More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It's a very attractive looking building from outside, the eye catching height looking down to the sea makes you want to go inside it. Only one big thing literally grabbed my attention with adrenaline was going inside the building and looking down the glass floor. Scary but yet had an amazing laugh.

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. I’m so pleased to see that after being awestruck from the outside, you got a wow factor once you were inside too! It’s great to see that you enjoyed your visit and I look forward to welcoming you again soon. Sarah Webb, General Manager More 

Andover, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The experience was awe inspiring to be able to see so much from on high,just to see the activity in the dockyard was quite something,as one would expect in a military comfine,not many boats in dock,but had a chance yo see the Theo Roosevelt aircraft carrier from the USA.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. The Spinnaker Tower’s location provides the perfect bird’s eye view of the historic harbour and often visitors while away a great deal of time watching the ships as they travel along the Solent. I’m pleased to see that you enjoyed your experience and I hope to welcome you back again... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I am not that keen on heights but just keep looking ahead. first time I went it was so thrilling that I am glad I bought a return ticket at half price or thereabouts. Please note that as you enter the viewing platform there are a rack of audio guides. I recommend getting one as you can learn so much.... 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 so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your visits to Spinnaker Tower. Good tip about the audio guides – they are a fantastic addition to a visit. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sarah Webb, General Manager More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Have a go on the glass floor, it's a long way down and you can see all the way. It's perfectly situated right in Gunwharf Quay with the massive choice of restaurants and brilliant designer outlet shops with bargains galore.

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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 that you enjoyed your visit to the Spinnaker Tower and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sarah Webb, General Manager More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This was okay but not worth the price they charge for admission. I was lucky to be up there on a sunny day but can't say much else.

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

Thank you for your comments. I am disappointed to hear that you did not feel the visit was worth the admission cost. Included in your admission is the wonderful views but also free access to audio guides, free use of our i-VIEW screens, the glass floor, three view decks and unlimited return visits throughout the day. You mention in your... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Booked in advance so managed to get a reasonable price of approx £7 each but didn't think we would have stayed much more than 30 mins although the weather meant good views. Someone took our photo immediately we arrived but no real explanation of why.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback. I am disappointed to read that you only found your visit ‘ok’ as we strive to ensure every one of our guests leaves having had a truly memorable experience. You would have been invited to have a souvenir photo taken shortly after entering Spinnaker Tower – this is completely optional... More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Yeah it's a known attraction and does look good so will always be busy. I was the only person I saw using the audio guide provided within the price-it ain't cheap so I made sure I got all I could benefit from within the cost! While being informative the were times I felt the guide was a bit long winded.... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. It’s fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Spinnaker Tower and the views on offer. The audio guides are great sources of information about the views and the area. If there were a couple of slightly longer snippets, it is only because there is so much to explore! I’m pleased you... More 

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