Spinnaker Tower - Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ashberry
N 50° 47.734 W 001° 06.506
30U E 633308 N 5628797
Quick Description: The Spinnaker Tower is a 170m (558 ft) high tower situated in Portsmouth with a triple viewing platform providing a 360 ° view of Portsmouth, Langstone and Portsmouth ports and a viewing distance of 37 kilometres (23 mi).
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/13/2021 12:05:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM14YQ7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
"Spinnaker Tower is a 170-meter-high tower in Portsmouth with a triple viewing platform providing 360 ° views of Portsmouth, Langstone and Portsmouth ports and an observation distance of 37 kilometres (23 miles). The highest of the three viewing platforms, Sky Deck, has only a wire mesh roof, so visitors are open to the elements. The windows exceed the height of the head, so it is not possible to get an unobstructed view. The glass floor is located on the first viewing platform at a height of 100 meters above sea level. The lifespan of the tower is 80 years.

At 558 feet (170 m), the tower is 2 + 1/2 times higher than Nelson's Column, making it one of the tallest accessible structures in the UK outside of London. The tower is visible around Portsmouth and changes the horizon of the area. It is seen from the Isle of Wight, the Manhood Peninsula, even the Highdown Gardens in Worthing and the Nine Barrow Down in Purbeck Hills, Dorset.

Spinnaker Tower is a 170 m high tower in Portsmouth, UK. The tower is the centerpiece of the redevelopment of Portsmouth Harbor, which was supported by a large National Lottery grant. Designed by Scott Wilson, the tower celebrates Portsmouth's maritime tradition, a central design theme. After several years of delays and huge budget expenditures, it was inaugurated on 18 October 2005 and is expected to attract many new tourists to the area.

The tower features sails fluttering in the wind, a design made using two large, white, large metal arches, which give the tower the design of a spinnaker sail. The steel structure was made by Butterley Engineering. "
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Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday 10:30 - 18:00*
* Last admission 17:30

Admission Prices:
Adult: £13.00
Child (4-15 years): £9.85
Senior (60+ years)/Student: £12

Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Up to 1 hour

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

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