Cabot Tower
Cabot Tower
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A tower built at the highest point of Signal Hill, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of John Cabot's discovery of Newfoundland and Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
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supertzar666
Dunnville, Canada1,645 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Awesome tower at the top of Signal Hill. There is a gift shop with decent prices and friendly service. The views are amazing.
Written April 19, 2024
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retiredJB
Pensacola, FL1,493 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
If you are not steady on your feet or afraid of narrow steep stairs,
just enjoy the gift shop in the Tower. The views from ground level are pretty beautiful.
Written August 27, 2023
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Amelia L
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Tremendous views of St Johns and the harbour, start at Battery road and work around the point from there. I'd describe it as easy to moderate. Quite a bit of up and down, you need to be reasonably fit. Make sure to finish at the visitor centre, just below Cabot tower, with a well deserved cup of hot chocolate at the end.
Written July 7, 2023
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StanleyandMarie
Ontario, Canada1,139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The tower wasn't open when we were there (other than the gift shop), but make sure you take the time to explore around Signal Hill. The Queen Battery Barracks and Vista Park behind the Visitor Centre in this area are well worth the walk from here.
Written February 25, 2023
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Dave H
Bettendorf, IA63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
50 years ago when I visited St. John's last, Signal Hill was the highlight of the trip and what I remember the most (along with the warmth and friendliness of the Newfies). It was wonderful being back and seeing the view again. The view is incredible with the city of St. John's in one direction and the ocean in the other direction. If you don't have your own transportation, choose the Hop on/Hop off bus over taxis.
Written September 12, 2022
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Wreckdiv
Annapolis, MD24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The views of the harbor and Cape Spear off in the distance make this trek up and down very worthwhile.
Written August 8, 2022
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Kathy B
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Great panoramic views. Well documented bits of history. Nice little gift shop.
Easy walking and access.
Written July 30, 2022
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Richard E
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
I am very afraid of heights but really enjoyed the observation deck. Especially when the guide came out and raised a flag and explained it's significance. The views from the area are simply amazing.
Written July 13, 2022
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raetrip
Vancouver, Canada276 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Easy drive from St. John's, up a winding road. It was very windy the day we went and because it was only late May, the tower was closed. We could see Fort Amherst far below, which you can also drive to. It was marvelous to think of the history that occurred in that place. Beautiful views as others have noted, but be sure to check opening dates so you won't be disappointed.
Written June 30, 2022
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Susan K
Chilliwack, Canada26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This place sure has gained in popularity since I was a child. I love how folks from 'up along' come and admire the beauty of this place!
Written June 27, 2022
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