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Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth
and Views of Portsmouth Harbour
         
Spinnaker Tower Platforms
         
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Spinnaker Tower               Spinnaker Tower 2               Spinnaker Tower Viewing Platforms
         
  The Spinnaker Tower at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth was opened in 2005. It stands about 170 metres above Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent. The shape is based on a type of sail called a spinnaker (Wikipedia). There three viewing platforms at the top of the tower. The top platform, the Crow's Nest, is open to the air with a wire mesh roof . The glass floor on the bottom platform is the largest in Europe.  
         
               Spinnaker Tower 3
         
  The base of the tower. The second picture is taken through the glass floor on the viewing platform.  
         
Portsmouth Harbour          Warrior from Spinnaker          HMS Victory
         
  Views from the tower  
  1. Portsmouth Harbour - 2. Historic Dockyard with HMS Warrior in the foreground, and HMS Victory and modern vessels further back - 3. Closer view of HMS Victory, Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar  
         
Portsmouth Harbour Entrance          The Point, Portsmouth          Portsmouth Cathedral
         
  1. The entrance to Portsmouth Harbour with the Isle of Wight on the horizon, Gosport on the right, the Camber inlet on the left, and the peninsula in the middle known as the Point.
2. Close-up of the Point - more description and pictures of houses on the Point here.
3. Portsmouth cathedral, north side - much more about the  cathedral here.
 
         
         
  Spinnaker Tower from the Point  
         
  More about the tower
at Wikipedia

Spinnaker Tower website

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