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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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  • August 21, 2017
    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 »
  • August 21, 2017
    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 »
  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • Just over a tenner each to go up 100 metres. One of the best value towers I've been up with plenty to see and lots of helpful staff. Well worth the money
  • Spent a good hour here taking in the views. Even had a nice cuppa and at a reasonable price. Had the option to come back later in the day which I though was a great idea. Only negative was that you had to have your photo taken before going in the lift. They super impose your picture on different views on the tower. The picture was a bit naff to be honest so not sure what the point was if there was no effort put in to taking it. Other than that a great attraction
  • Amazing views! The cafe is very typical, but nice to take a break. I've been up the tower several times, but I wouldn't recommend you come up to the tower on a day that is not clear, as viewing will be severely limited.
  • Always loved the place to relax and unwind after passing through Bay of Biscay. Nice view.
  • A bit pricey but a must do, best on a nice day for the views. Great expirience. Have done about 6 or 7 times

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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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