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Spinnaker Tower Named as Finalist in Beautiful South Awards

Author: elliestokes Published: 25th October 2012 11:26

Spinnaker Tower has been named by The Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2012-2013 as one of the finalists for the Best Large Attraction award.

Making the most of its unique setting in Portsmouth's historic harbour, the iconic Spinnaker Tower has enthralled more than two million visitors with 350° panoramic views reaching up to 23 miles over the Solent since it opened in 2005. The 170 metre viewing tower boasts breathtaking views for 23 miles across the south coast and thrills visitors with its glass floor and open air crow's nest. The bustling Portsmouth Harbour location offers Britain's best views, with a constantly evolving seascape which enthrals visitors of all ages.

Sarah Webb, general manager for Spinnaker Tower commented: "I'm delighted that Spinnaker Tower has been chosen as a finalist for this prestigious award. 97% of our visitors say that they would recommend a trip to their friends, which shows just how fantastic this attraction is and is testament to the hard work and dedication of our talented team."

The Beautiful South Awards for Excellence are run by Tourism South East & Services 4 Tourism. TSE is a leading membership-based tourism organisation and provider of tourism services operating across South East England, including Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East and West Sussex, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire and Surrey and beyond. Entrants to the awards represent tourism's highest achievers from across the South East include Spinnaker Tower, Two Hoots Campsite in Hampshire, Beaulieu Enterprises Ltd also in Hampshire, Watts Gallery in Surrey and Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire (see http://www.beautifulsouthawards.co.uk/ for full list). The all important envelopes will be opened on 28 November at an evening of celebration hosted by Tourism South East (TSE) at Denbies Wine Estate, Surrey, with Heart FM's Toby Anstis presenting the awards.

The Spinnaker Tower is open daily from 10.00am to 6.00pm (excluding Christmas Day). See www.spinnakertower.co.uk or call 02392 857520 to book in advance or to find out more.

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