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The Square Tower

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Address: Broad Street, Portsmouth PO1 2JE, England
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+44 7519 505785
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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This historic building built in 1494 during the reign of Henry VII is one...

This historic building built in 1494 during the reign of Henry VII is one of the few remining Tudor buildings in Portsmouth.The Square Tower is fully licenced for weddings and civil ceremonies and is also available to hire for funeral and memorial services, naming ceremonies and other types of events.If you would like to visit the Square Tower or hire this atmospheric venue, please visit our website where you will find an events calendar listing our comprehensive programme of events and all of the contact details you need to get in touch with us.

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Reminder of Past Lives

Took a walk after being in Dockyard,As long as you follow the millenium walk tiles laid into the pavements and have a good local map you will find this attraction with ease,it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 September 2015
Mark R
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Swanley, England, United Kingdom

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Swanley, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Took a walk after being in Dockyard,As long as you follow the millenium walk tiles laid into the pavements and have a good local map you will find this attraction with ease,it wasn't open at the time,but standing near the tower surrounded by fairly substantial remains of age old fortifications it was very easy to picture what it was like... More 

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Portsmouth
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

In the Old Portsmouth area of Portsmouth is a excellent venue for wedding or party great views of the Solent.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

We attended a wedding and reception here last Sunday. The setting is perfect for an intimate wedding. The staff, particularly Steve, were very helpful and attentive and nothing was too much trouble. The whole day went smoothly. The view from the top of the tower was lovely over the Solent to the Isle of Wight and across to Gosport. The... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Guest at a wedding - great location - very good staff - would not hesitate to recommend. Only downside is they are very strict about taking alcohol outside, the married couple were not even allowed to take ginger beer outside in champagne glasses for the photos because 'it looked like alcohol'?!

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Thank Shush84
UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We were here for a friends wedding and i couldn't recommend the venue enough. It was a perfect backdrop to a beautiful wedding. The staff were very attentive, whilst not being intrusive on the day.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Afternoon tea in the Square Tower is one of the best I have ever had. A good variety of finger cut sandwiches, excellent home made cakes including meringues, brownies, macaroons and various tasting sponges cake, as well as two varieties of scone, clotted cream and jam.We were never short of tea or coffee, a very enjoyable afternoon. Felt very spoilt... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Well worth a visit, but youngsters may well be a bit bored here, there is of course the sea wall to explore and that's going to take a good hour to complete, remember no wheelchair access up those towers, afraid it was more important to fire a gun from , if it's a windy day wear a coat or expect... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

We got married in The Square Tower and to us it couldn't have been any better. The staff are very intentive and do everything they can to make your day so special .

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Stubbington, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

This tourist attraction can be difficult to find open as it is often busy with private hire events, play productions, private business hires and weddings and funeral hires. It is steeped in history but short on detail - being principle a venue hire building.

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Portsmouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Went to see a play here and the setting was very appropriate for the subject of the play. Also here for a wedding which was nicely done with plenty of parking nearby.

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