Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth


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For many, a great first date makes you feel on top of the world. But if you’d like to speed up the process a little, eHarmony’s Jay recommends a trip up Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower.

Offering you a meeting place 360ft above ground level and with panoramas of the sea and city, it’s hard to beat for a romantic rendezvous. “I said to my date, ‘you wanted to see my city, well here it is’. And as we could see the whole of Portsmouth, I was able to tell her about places I grew up in and interesting facts about the area,” says Jay. “She loved it.” So much so, they’re still together now.

With views stretching 23 miles in any direction, we’re not surprised. Plus, if the weather’s bad and you can’t see the 3 Solent forts, they’ll give you a free return.

The tower is split into three levels so you can work up your courage as you go, with the 360ft ‘Sky Deck’ open to the elements for a breathtaking, if a little windy, finale to your visit. And if you’re feeling brave there’s even a glass floor you can walk across together and stare down at Portsmouth below (although, it might not be a good idea if you’re afraid of heights).

You don’t need to hurry down if you’re enjoying the scenery – try a ‘high tea’ at the Café in the Clouds, located on the second viewing deck at 344 ft (that’s three times the height of the Tower of London).

Daredevils can even abseil from the Spinnaker Tower, but we recommend you save that for the second date.

Save 15% and book in advance on the Spinnaker website – www.spinnakertower.co.uk or call 023 9285 7520.

Spinnaker Tower
Gunwharf Road

Click here for the full downloadable guide (pdf).

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