"Portsmouth" Top 5 Page for this destination Portsmouth by kevin36
Portsmouth Travel Guide: 292 reviews and 698 photos
170M High from water level to the tip of the pinnacle.
Just recently opened after a 5 year delay,but it was worth waiting for with spectacular views across the harbor to the Isle of Wight.
The eternal lift travels at 4mtrs per second,taking you to the view decks in just 30seconds.
There is also an outside lift which was not in operation at the time we went there,as of the 27th May 2007 was still not in operation.(its not for me) being scared of heights,but if you want the thrill it will cost you £2:00 extra, if they ever get it going again.
At night it is a spectacular sight,being ultra violet blue is very modern looking.
the time we were there we were privileged to see it in multi colors,being the Trafalgar Celebrations.
It really is well worth a trip
Panoramic lift 2.00 per person.
These were the prices re above click on the Link.
Two video clips for you, Gosport & Spinnaker tower video
concrete used to build the Tower would fill five and a half Olympic size swimming pools.
The tower is founded on 84 piles,the longest of which runs 50mtrs into the ground,the equivalent of Nelsons column
The total weight of the tower exceeds 30.000tons
The external glass lift glides to the top in 90 seconds.
there are three viewing platforms: Level 1:100M
Level 2 :105M
Level 3 :110M(The Crows Nest)
I have included more photos in the Travelogue Section
- Pros:Fantastic transport links,Train,Bus,Hover Craft,Fast Cat and Ferrys
- Cons:None to speak of
- In a nutshell:Portsmouth seems to be looked after very well with transport links and events.
We came across the Wildlife park while driving through the New Forest. Delightful Wildlife park,plenty to see and... more travel advice
Go down to Gosport Harbour and see the wonderful lights across at Portsmouth Harbour. more travel advice
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