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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Stunning views

Good view could be weather dependent.Design of building stunning set in Gunwharf .Lots of shops cafes restaurants some of it pricey .Out side Gunwharf you have historic dockyard... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Elaine R
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Good view could be weather dependent.Design of building stunning set in Gunwharf .Lots of shops cafes restaurants some of it pricey .Out side Gunwharf you have historic dockyard look on line for ticket prices maybe some savings.Kids will love this.Please can I apologise as someone that lives in Portsmouth for the eyesore that is a bus station with disgusting smelly... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The Spinnaker Tower gives a great view over the sea and local landmarks. It is amazing to see the land from a birds eye perspective. It is also fascinating to see at night. The best time to view is on a fine day, as the view will be restricted on a misty or rainy day. The visitor can also take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Apart from the Historic Docks this is Portsmouth main attraction. On a clear day you can see the Isle of Wight. Great panorama scenery of the bay area. Great for families. It is moderately higher priced than what it should be but no shard on price. Don't go on a cloudy or gray day as it is based on scenery... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

It was great to see Portsmouth from the the glass platform. Visited on a bit of a cloudy afternoon, but it was great views over to the isle of wight. Definitely worth a visit if you have the time!

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I went to up the Spinnaker Tower with my wife and my 86 year old Father in law. We walked over the glass floor, took loads of photos and then had afternoon tea. It was a wonderful experience and one that I shall probably repeat.

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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 am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience at Spinnaker Tower’s Café in the Clouds. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sarah Webb, General Manager More 

Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Nice trip, Brilliant views. Unfortunately it was cloudy the day I was there, so I could not full-appreciate the contrast between the tower and the surroundings and blue sky. You can go there and have a nice meal, dinner or just a cup of coffee (at the Gunwharf Quays) along with amazing views.

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Spinnaker Tower and hope to welcome you back on a sunnier day to appreciate the views again. Best wishes, Sarah Webb, General Manager More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We had a brilliant time, we went on all 3 floors, weather a bit overcast but good views all around. Loved the glass floor and we all dared to cross. Cake and a cuppa at cafe in the clouds not to be missed. Very friendly staff who are a mind of knowledge. We returned later in the day to see... 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 happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Spinnaker Tower and took advantage of the free return visits throughout the day to enjoy the sunset. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sarah Webb, General Manager More 

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Having been up the Burj Kalifa Dubai only a few days before, I was not expecting much. I was very wrong, so much to see from the Tower, lots more than the Burj. It was lovely to sit and have a cuppa tea and enjoy it all. Recommend it to anyone

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

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. It’s wonderful to hear that you think we exceed the experience of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the World and that you would recommend us. I hope to welcome you back to the Spinnaker Tower again soon. Sarah Webb, General Manager More 

Alton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I don't usually go to places like this but my 14yr old son wanted to go and I have to say, I'm glad we did. On one level, there is a glass plate in the floor so you can sit on it and look all the way down. I couldn't do it as it made my stomach turn just looking... 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 see that you enjoyed your visit to the Spinnaker Tower and the views on offer. It is funny how often we see children running across the glass floor whilst parents won’t dare to step across! Please rest assured that it is incredibly safe. Both of our cafes... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Visited several times with family, great views with interactive pads at the top with information about various areas of Portsmouth. Quite expensive fee to get in, but a nice cafe at the top.

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

Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Spinnaker Tower and found the i-VIEW touch screens useful during your trip. The admission fee is set in line with attractions in the local area and fellow Towers across the UK to make Spinnaker Tower a good value day out and the best... More 

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