Here at Quingo Scooters we’re always encouraging users to get out and about to visit interesting or unusual places on their mobility scooters, especially places that you didn’t think were accessible enough. Over our series of blog posts we’ve been sharing with you some extremely accessible attractions to explore on your mobility scooter for a fantastic day out!
In this post we’re exploring great heights in Portsmouth!
Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Standing 170 metres above Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent, the Emirates Spinnaker Tower is an established British icon. Taller than the London Eye, Blackpool Tower and Big ben, the landmark observation tower opened in 2005. Part of the redevelopment of Portsmouth Harbour, the Emirates Spinnaker Tower’s shape was chosen by Portsmouth residents and reflects the city’s maritime history.
What is there to do?
Since opening, over 2.5 million people have made a trip to the Tower to appreciate the magnificent views. There are three decks on the tower – Deck 1, Deck 2 and the Sky Deck which is the highest deck.
You can start your experience by watching the Tower’s new animated film show where you can learn everything you need to know about Portsmouth’s past. After that you can surround yourself with breath-taking 350 degree city, country and seascapes stretching over 23 miles – definitely a sight you won’t forget in a hurry! There’s also a view guarantee offered by the Tower – if you can’t see the three Solent Forts on the day of your visit, you can return for free within 3 months. With i-view touchscreens and audio guides throughout, every member of the group will be engrossed.
On deck 2 you’ll discover the café, where you can enjoy afternoon tea whilst you take in the spectacular views. Also available are a selection of sandwiches, sweet treats, scones with clotted cream and jam, and a selection of teas and coffee. You can see the entire menu here.
If you want to make a night of it, the Emirates Spinnaker Tower also hosts their own Comedy Club. On selected nights throughout the year, you’ll be able to see famous acts from the best TV comedy shows such as Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, 8 out of 10 Cats and more.
Emirates Spinnaker Tower tried to enable as many visitors as possible to experience the stunning views it has to offer. Decks 1 and 2 are fully accessible via an internal lift and audio guides, group guided tours, informative guide books and other facilities are available.
There are some blue badge spaces in the car park which is nearby, with an accessible lift to take you up to ground floor level. There are also accessible toilet facilities in the Tower.
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If you’ve been to visit any great accessible places on your Quingo or would like us to write about a particular place you have visited, we’d be delighted to hear from you! You can email your stories, recommendations and pictures by filling out the contact form on our website and we’ll feature them on our blog.
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