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Spinnaker Tower

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Address: Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TT, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)23 9285 7520
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We went up,the Emirates Tower with our 5 year old grandson ( an Arsenal supporter) so the Emirates connection was very relevant. The views of the forts and dockyards were great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Originally booked to see the live act (Thursday evening) and thought this was up the tower - it wasn't. Wasn't clear on their website. Was set in the tower at the bottom. Was hoping to get beautiful sunset views. They've missed a trick there! Didn't see the band as it was dead in there, sorry! Anyway, rebooked for the next... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We went up,the Emirates Tower with our 5 year old grandson ( an Arsenal supporter) so the Emirates connection was very relevant. The views of the forts and dockyards were great, and the glass floor was an added extra. Obviously the catering facilities, albeit limited were OK. Good addition to visit to Portsmouth Gunwharf.

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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My grandchildren thought I was past making the trip to the top of Spinnaker Tower but I was not going to be left behind! So up I went and was I glad? With spectacular 360 degree views and fantastic photo opportunities, it was well worth the visit. Coming from the wonderful harbour of Cork in Ireland, I was more than... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Well worth the admission fee for a fantastic view of Portsmouth and miles around. Sunsets are spectacular, The café on the second view deck is untried but bars on the first view deck and ground are quite good if a tad expensive. Not too sure that more than one visit will be needed

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

It is expensive, but OK if you use Tesco Vouchers like we did. The first level is the best level with the best all round view. It's a shame the cafe is so small on the second viewing floor.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this after a trip to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Cool tower inspired by a spinnaker sail. We and the kids (6, 4 and 1) took the lift up to the viewing room - views are amazing. There's a feature glass floor you can stand on and see all the way to ground level below your feet.We all liked... More 

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Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Our 5 year old son had set his heart on going here and we picked a great day to visit. No queues, resident's discount and beautiful weather all made it a real spectacle. I also liked the fact that with a hand stamp we could have returned at any time during that day. Well worth a visit and what a... More 

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Interesting place and definitely worth a visit. It was full of kids when I went though as it was the summer holidays.

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

A must for any tourist in Portsmouth. A fabulous view of the whole area on a sunny day including the old town, the amazing harbour museums, naval base and the Isle of Wight and Solent. A must do.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing views ;) loved it up there, 3 levels to go up, cafe is worth a visit, even on a wet day it's still great My son Miles having a lie down on the glass floor ;)

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