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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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Easy to book, fab views , pick a clear day to go up ! experience the glass floor and go right to the top for fabulous views for miles over the English countryside and out to sea

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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bridgend
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64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Easy to book, fab views , pick a clear day to go up ! experience the glass floor and go right to the top for fabulous views for miles over the English countryside and out to sea

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Thank mmj17
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Do not miss the tower if you're visiting Portsmouth. The view is magnificent, the café is really nice - when you can find a free table

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Thank Dia G
TheSpinnakerTower, General Manager at Spinnaker Tower, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. It’s fantastic to read that you consider the Tower an unmissable part of Portsmouth. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sarah Webb, General Manager More 

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was impressed from the very first with the spinnaker experience. We were searched in a very thorough way very professional. I thought it would be more expensive but I think the price was reasonable. Up in the lift and onto the viewing deck which was awesome. So much to see. Went further up and had coffee - now the... More 

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

Thank you for your fantastic review. I am delighted to read how impressed you were with your Emirates Spinnaker Tower experience and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sarah Webb, General Manager More 

Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The weather was awful on the drive down to the Spinnaker tower so expectations were low. Then just as we arrived the weather cleared. Best place to park is Gunwharf Quay car park but this was full and there was lots of traffic on our way in. However, there was street parking available - not too far to walk. As... 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 am pleased to see you enjoyed the views on offer and found the Café in the Clouds so relaxing. The glass floor is completely safe to walk on. The reason you may have felt movement is because the whole Tower will flex up to 150mm in strong winds and... More 

Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The tower was originally called the Millennium Tower and its completion was intended to coincide with the turn of the century. Unfortunately, Portsmouth City Council missed the deadline by a couple of years and were about four times over budget! Additionally, the external lift has never worked! However, the Spinnaker Tower has been a great and popular success, transforming the... More 

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Thank PaulFisher_12
TheSpinnakerTower, General Manager at Spinnaker Tower, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. I am pleased to read that you enjoy the views from Emirates Spinnaker Tower and found the glass floor so thrilling. Whilst the beginnings of the Tower may have been challenging, I am happy to see that you consider the Tower so worth a visit and I look forward to... More 

Eastleigh
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went in there just to see what it's like as i'm fairly local and never been up it but was very disapointed there was nothing to look at inside it' was very expensive to get in and the views are only good if it's a nice clear day. If it was a nice clear sunny day I would go... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback. I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy the views on offer during your visit. We do operate a weather guarantee for when the view is significantly impacted by the weather which means you may have been able to claim a free return visit. We also offer free return... More 

Horley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Throughly enjoy our visit. A knowledgeable guide. Even though the weather wasn't great, we still had very good views. We ate in the cafe, which was most enjoyable.

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Thank Frances1813
TheSpinnakerTower, General Manager at Spinnaker Tower, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review. I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit and found our team so helpful. It’s also great to read that you enjoyed your café experience. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sarah Webb, General Manager More 

Somerset, England
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178 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited this tower last Saturday and went by lift direct to the main viewing floor. Nice clear day and great views over Portsmouth/Southsea and the docks. Was able to take some wonderful pictures from this advantage point. We then went up one level to The Café in the Clouds for a drink and a snack. The final viewing height... More 

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Thank John H
TheSpinnakerTower, General Manager at Spinnaker Tower, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Emirates Spinnaker Tower and found the views so great. I hope to welcome you again soon. Sarah Webb, General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyable experience, we were lucky to have visited on a relatively clear day, so we enjoyed the panoramic views at the various locations inside the Spinnaker!

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Thank John M
TheSpinnakerTower, General Manager at Spinnaker Tower, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback. I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit to Emirates Spinnaker Tower and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sarah Webb, General Manager More 

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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been there today. We booked online (also cheaper) and we loved every second of it. The elevators are quick, only around 25 seconds to the 1st floor, the staff is very helpful and friendly, everything was smooth. Breathtaking view!

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Thank Cicisxn S
TheSpinnakerTower, General Manager at Spinnaker Tower, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Emirates Spinnaker Tower and found the staff so helpful. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Sarah Webb, General Manager More 

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