Spinnaker Tower

Portsmouth
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

One of Portsmouth's most instantly recognisable sights, the Spinnaker Tower is a stunning 170m high structure, with a sail-like design, that stands by the quayside. Walk across the glass Sky Walk, with virtually nothing between you and the waves, and head up to the open-air Sky Deck where you can feel the energising sea breeze and appreciate some magnificent views of the Historic Dockyard below. Or, admire the view with a cup of coffee and a slice of cake inside the Café in the Clouds on Deck 2, 105m above the harbour. The Waterfront Café by the water's edge is also a great place for lunch.

Nearby attractions

The Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth is a fantastic collection of museums and historic ships, situated within a working Naval Base, that showcases some of the best of Britain's restored naval ships from the past.

The City Museum explores Portsmouth's rich and diverse history through a wide variety of excellent collections.

Portsmouth's Blue Reef Aquarium overlooks the Solent and immerses visitors in the beauty of the natural world that exists in our seas.

Southsea Castle was part of a series of fortifications constructed by Henry VIII around England's coasts to protect the country from invaders.

Places to visit nearby

Portsmouth is an historic port on the south coast of England, that has been home to the British Royal Navy for more than 800 years.

Cherbourg, in Normandy, is a port town with a seafaring history that is second to none.