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Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

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A curvaceous, billowing structure modeled after a sail to reflect Portsmouth’s history as a maritime town, Spinnaker Tower looms elegantly over the city’s harbor. Finished in 2005, the tower stands 170 m (560 ft) tall, and can be seen even from beyond the city limits. Take the elevator to one of the tower’s three observation decks and enjoy the view across Portsmouth and its surroundings. Using our custom trip planner, Portsmouth attractions like Spinnaker Tower can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We were fortunate to visit Portsmouth on a sunny day and the views from Spinnaker Tower were breathtaking! It was super fun to walk on the glass floor, too. Definitely worth a visit!  more »
  • The views of Portsmouth and the Solent are stunning and well worth the visit. My only critical comment is that, like so many viewpoint places, once you have taken in the view, you tend to wander aroun...  more »
  • If you are visiting Portsmouth, the Spinnaker Tower and the adjacent Historic Portsmouth Dockyard are two must-see attractions. The views from the tower are spectacular! It's particularly fun to walk ...  more »
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  • Visiting Portsmouth? You should anyway. This is one of the best experiences there, with great staff to really help you get the most out of your tenner. Views are superb in almost every direction and you can see the big ferries coming back from France from the channel, among naval ships and more. Glass floors, cafe inside to relax and enjoy the view, great gift shop too. Definitely recommend.
  • Excellent place to visit to get amazing views. The staff are extremely helpful and willing to offer any information you may require about the area and other attractions that are near by. During the summer months if your brave enough and able to book a place as they sell out so fast , you can abseil down the side of the tower giving another spectacular view of the area.
  • Fantastic views, a great experience but what made it so special was the lovely staff so very helpful and informative. From the ticket box to the lovely lady who took us up into the lift. But special thanks to the young man on the photo desk who told us about the chainlink walk and even went off and came back with a map for me.
  • Views not to be missed. The entry fee is a bit pricey for what you get during the visit but it's it's still worth seeing. The first floor is an almost 360 view from the top. The second floor up is a restaurant and cafe. The third floor is worth the stay if it's not overcrowded as there's an astroturf set up with beach lounges to spend a bit of time.
  • Great views. Beautiful design. Thrilling glass floor. Check website for details.

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From top-quality luxury brands to boutique hotels and cozy B&Bs, lodging in Portsmouth is available to suit most travelers' needs and tastes.  To have easy access to the city major routes and main attractions, consider booking your rooms near Portsmouth's historical naval dockyard. Hotels in this area offer stylish rooms, excellent food, ample parking, and a wide range of recreational facilities, including spas, pools, and fitness centers. A range of trendy shops and restaurants are within walking distance, as are the ferry terminals to France and the Channel Islands.
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