Tickets for Spinnaker Tower.
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- Entrance to Spinnaker Tower
- Spinnaker Story live presentation (in English)
The Spinnaker Tower offers amazing views of Portsmouth from its landmark observation tower. With 3 viewing decks and full floor-to-ceiling glass for unobstructed views 170 meters above Portsmouth Harbour. Here’s quite an interesting fact, it was actually the local residents that were given the choice of shape for the structure. They had to choose from one of three shapes, and the structure is the winning shape! I wonder what the two rejected shapes looked like!
Interesting Facts About Spinnaker Tower
- Spinnaker Tower has 7 aircraft warning lights to inform aircraft of its location and its dimensions
- The design was put to public vote for the local residents so they could be part of the decision making process on the chosen design.
- Due to the Spinnaker Towers its height and shape, the tower was designed to flex by up to 150mm in strong winds!
- There is a lift to get to the top as well, but you can opt to climb the stairs, for which there are 560!
- You can abseil the Spinnaker Tower on special days!
Useful information about Spinnaker Tower
Spinnaker Tower Address: Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth, PO1 3TT
How to get to Spinnaker Tower
By Car: From M27 its junction 12 on to M275 into Portsmouth and follow signs to Historic Waterfront, then Spinnaker Tower. For those using SatNav use postcode: PO1 3TZ.
By Train: Portsmouth Harbour Railway Station is next to Gunwharf Quays.
By Ferry: The Spinnaker Tower is located next to Cross-Harbour.
Spinnaker Tower Opening Hours
Monday: 10:30 – 17:00 | Tuesday: 10:30 – 17:00 | Wednesday: 10:30 – 17:00 | Thursday: 10:30 – 17:00 | Friday: 10:30 – 17:00 | Saturday: 10:30 – 17:00
About Spinnaker Tower
Spinnaker Tower was designed by HGP Architects and its named after the spinnaker sail (a boat sail that is designed specifically for sailing off the wind on course between a reach to downwind), which is where its shape comes from and the design was picked by local residents. The tower stands at 170 meters and offers three viewing platforms to enjoy the incredible landscape of the surrounding area, with the top one being called the ‘Sky Walk’ as its glass floor allows you to look straight down at the ground below (if you are brave enough!). It took 3 years to built the tower, starting in 2001 and ending in 2004, at a cost of £35m, it is believed.
Spinnaker Tower Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How tall is the Spinnaker Tower?
A: The Spinnaker Tower stands at 170 meters and offers incredible views of the surrounding area.
Q: How many viewing platforms are there at the Spinnaker Tower?
A: The Spinnaker Tower has 3 different viewing platforms, with the top one being made of glass and called the ‘Sky Walk’ so if you are brave enough, you can look straight down at the ground below!
Q: Is the Spinnaker Tower wheelchair accessible?
A: Absolutely, the Spinnaker Tower is fully wheelchair accessible with ramps and lifts available.
Q: How much does it cost to visit the Spinnaker Tower?
A: We sell Spinnaker Tower tickets from £14.75
Q: Are there any restaurants at the Spinnaker Tower?
A: Yes, the Spinnaker Tower has a restaurant and a cafe where you can enjoy the incredible views it offers.