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“Awesome views!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Spinnaker Tower

Spinnaker Tower
Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TT, England
+44 (0)23 9285 7520
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Ranked #6 of 122 things to do in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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“Awesome views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We managed to go when there were little crowds so go uninterrupted views of the harbour and beyond. I braved the skywalk which was well worth the heat palpitations!

Visited October 2013
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TheSpinnakerTower, General Manager at Spinnaker Tower, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Spinnaker Tower and hope to welcome you again soon.

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“Only ok for the cost”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Not sure why there is so much of a charge to go up an elevator. They also don't do family tickets. After being jammed into a lift, the views were good, but not sure how they justify the cost for that view. After 10 mins I think we had done everything, so don't expect too much. Then to finish it off, my pet hate, they force you to walk through the shop. Thankfully we ignored the photo experience, otherwise it would just be like a theme park even more. If you have vouchers to get up, then go, otherwise may be consider another attraction.

Visited October 2013
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TheSpinnakerTower, General Manager at Spinnaker Tower, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. I’m sorry to hear you did not have a fantastic experience as that is what we strive for with each and every visitor. Your entry ticket gets you not just the use of our lift, but the chance to walk on air across the glass floor sky walk, try out our new and interactive i-VIEW screens , listen to the free audio guides on offer, experience the open-air sky deck AND enjoy our panoramic views. The ticket is also valid all day so you can return as many times as you like. Visitors are issued with a Passport to Portsmouth on arrival which can be used for over £60 worth of discounts at neighbouring shops, visitor attractions and transport providers. We work hard to make sure our ticket is good value for money and I am sorry to hear you did not find this during your visit. Thank you again for your comments.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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“Would recommend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Lovely views, good information about the views written on boards on the viewing deck. Excellent glass floor (if you are brave enough) to stand on and look all the way down under your feet. Nice little cafe at the top selling snacks only ( cake,crisps,drinks ) not too expensive. The entrance fee is a little high but you do get to go back again later for a supement and get the evening view if you're making a day of it in Portsmouth. Overall I would recommend it.

Visited June 2013
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TheSpinnakerTower, General Manager at Spinnaker Tower, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thank you for your comments. I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Spinnaker Tower and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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“What can you say about that view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

What can you say about such a wonderful view. Don't go on a cloudy day or you'll mis such a great opportunity. There was a bit of a queue, but it wasn't too long. It's a bit pricey for the time it takes but the view is spectacular. I'd have liked to tried the glass elevator but it still doesn't seem to work (has it ever?), but there's something to be said about the WOW factor when you step out of the lift on a bright sunny day. Worth the effort.

Visited October 2013
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TheSpinnakerTower, General Manager at Spinnaker Tower, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the views on offer. Unfortunately, the glass lift has now been removed but as you say, there is a wow factor when you use our internal lift. We are also now able to do our extremely popular abseiling events, an activity that would not have been possible if the external lift was in place. Thank you again for your comments – I hope to welcome you again soon.

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“Fantastic views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This is very expensive as a single visit. I'd recommend getting the combined spinnaker and dockyards ticket, we'd unfortunately already bought our dockyard tickets online, so go here first!
The views are great, but it doesn't take that long so you can easily fit it in.
Tips = other than buy the combined ticket! Wear easy to remove shoes - shoes off to stand on the glass floor bit (you don't have to stand on it!), top floor is open to rain!

Visited October 2013
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TheSpinnakerTower, General Manager at Spinnaker Tower, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thank you for your comments. I’m happy to see you enjoyed the views on offer at the tower. We do offer a combined Spinnaker Tower and Historic Dockyard ticket which is great value for money and well recommended to fill a whole day of Portsmouth sightseeing! I hope to welcome you to the Spinnaker Tower again soon.

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