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Spinnaker Tower

Ascend to the viewing platform of Portsmouth's most iconic modern landmark for excellent views over the city and coast.

Fittingly for a city so connected to the sea, Spinnaker Tower was designed and built in the 21st century with boats as its inspiration. It is named after the triangular sail at the front of a yacht. The resemblance is uncanny: a white needle protruding into the sky with an elegant line curving around it as if it is being blown by the wind. Rise more than 550 feet (170 meters) above Portsmouth for unbeatable views of the historic city before coming back to ground level for shopping and exploring.

Take a speedy lift to one of the three viewing decks, where you can see for miles around. Look south to spot the Isle of Wight and north for the hills of Hampshire. On the first deck, use the touch screen information points to find out more information about what you can see in every direction. Listen to one of the complimentary audio guides to understand the sights you’re seeing. Step out onto the dizzying Sky Deck and walk on floors of glass across a huge drop below.

On the second deck, stop for a snack at the Café in the Clouds, where you can have coffee and a pastry in front of miles of breathtaking landscapes. Wrap up warm for the third deck, which offers open-air views, with telescopes to help you see even farther. Your ticket to the tower guarantees you good views; if cloud cover prevents you from seeing far enough, you can come back for free on another day.

Return to solid ground and take advantage of the tower's prime location. Shop for hours in the buzzing Gunwharf Quays and visit its contemporary art gallery. Nearby is Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard, where the HMS Victory and the Mary Rose are docked next to award-winning museums.

Find Spinnaker Tower next to Portsmouth Harbour train station. Its stunning design and formidable height make it impossible to miss.


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Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays £81
Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays

Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays

The Plaza Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, England
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Portsmouth, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gunwharf Quays, Spinnaker Tower and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. HMS Victory and University of Portsmouth are also within 15 minutes. Portsmouth Harbour Station is only a 4-minute walk and Portsmouth & Southsea Station is 14 minutes.

    ibis Portsmouth Centre £38
    ibis Portsmouth Centre

    ibis Portsmouth Centre

    Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, England
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Portsmouth City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of University of Portsmouth and Gunwharf Quays. Spinnaker Tower and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard are also within 1 mile (2 km). Portsmouth & Southsea Station is 7 minutes by foot and Portsmouth Harbour Station is 16 minutes.

      Ship Leopard Boutique Hotel £80
      Ship Leopard Boutique Hotel

      Ship Leopard Boutique Hotel

      15 - 16 The Hard, Portsmouth, England
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Gunwharf Quays and HMS Victory. Spinnaker Tower and University of Portsmouth are also within 1 mile (2 km). Portsmouth Harbour Station is only a 2-minute walk and Portsmouth & Southsea Station is 18 minutes.

        ibis budget Portsmouth £30
        ibis budget Portsmouth

        ibis budget Portsmouth

        Fratton Way, Southsea, England
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Southsea, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fratton Park and Kings Theatre. University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Guildhall are also within 2 mi (3 km). Portsmouth Fratton Station is 9 minutes by foot and Portsmouth & Southsea Station is 25 minutes.

          Holiday Inn Portsmouth £64
          Holiday Inn Portsmouth

          Holiday Inn Portsmouth

          Pembroke Road, Portsmouth, England
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Portsmouth, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Southsea Hoverport, Gunwharf Quays and University of Portsmouth. Spinnaker Tower and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard are also within 1 mile (2 km). Portsmouth Harbour Station is 18 minutes by foot and Portsmouth & Southsea Station is 18 minutes.

            The Royal Maritime Club £90
            The Royal Maritime Club

            The Royal Maritime Club

            Queens Street, Portsmouth, England
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Gunwharf Quays and Spinnaker Tower. HMS Victory and University of Portsmouth are also within 1 mile (2 km). Portsmouth Harbour Station is 5 minutes by foot and Portsmouth & Southsea Station is 13 minutes.

              Keppel's Head Hotel £106
              Keppel's Head Hotel

              Keppel's Head Hotel

              24-26 The Hard, Portsmouth, England
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Gunwharf Quays and HMS Victory. Spinnaker Tower and University of Portsmouth are also within 1 mile (2 km). Portsmouth Harbour Station is only a 3-minute walk and Portsmouth & Southsea Station is 17 minutes.

                Duke of Buckingham £38
                Duke of Buckingham

                Duke of Buckingham

                119 The High Street, Portsmouth, England
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated by the sea, this inn is within a 15-minute walk of Gunwharf Quays, Clarence Pier and Spinnaker Tower. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Blue Reef Aquarium are also within 1 mi (2 km). Portsmouth Harbour Station is 12 minutes by foot and Portsmouth & Southsea Station is 15 minutes.