On a visit to Gunwharf Quays shopping outlet on Portsmouth we decided to explore and take in the panoramic view of the Emirates Spinnaker Tower.

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You can use Tesco Clubcard vouchers but as we had not planned the visit.  We used the mobile app Vouchercloud to get into the attraction at a discounted rate where 2 children get in free with 2 paying adults.

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Within the Emirates Spinnaker Tower there are 3 viewing decks.  As you enter the elevator on the ground floor it whisks you quickly up to deck 1, which is 328 feet in the air.

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The girls loved running across the Sky Walk which is a glass floor 100 metres above sea level.

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You can view the sea and ground  below or if you prefer to look out rather than looking down on a clear day you can see the Isle of Wight and watch the ferries leaving the harbour.

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During our visit the America’s Cup sailing event was on so it was great to view this from the vantage point offered from the Spinnaker tower.

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We went on a rainy day and the visibility was still good, we were able to view the Isle of Wight for a time but you were still able to take in the view around Portsmouth.

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There are signs pointing out the landmarks in the distance.  There is a view guarantee, if you cannot see the 3 Solent Forts on the day of your visit, return for free within 3 months.

There are great photo opportunities and there was a wedding and graduates having their photos taken.

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To go even higher on view decks 2 and 3 are accessed via the stairs.  View deck 2 is 105m up in the air and is home to café in the clouds. There are also toilets for visitors.

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View deck 3 is even higher at 110m high and is the smallest deck but you can view the surroundings from the ultimate height.

There is a gift shop to but your souvenirs or have a family photo with the Spinnaker Tower superimposed in the background.

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If you are looking to challenge your fear of heights or for a different experience to enjoy as a family, it is worth a visit.

 

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