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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Dave H
Bettendorf, IA65 contributions
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
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 Congo20 contributions
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
11 contributions
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, Canada183 contributions
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, Canada27 contributions
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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puckstopper31
Edmonton, Canada696 contributions
Apr. 2022
Could go entirely up the tower as was closed. But from the gift shop inside you can see how restored and great shape the building is in.
Written April 28, 2022
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Brenda H
London, Canada4 contributions
Aug. 2021
Lots of history and a great place to see everything. The views are spectacular, and there are people around who can point out different things if you're new to the area.
Written August 14, 2021
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k2xsara
Chicago, IL96 contributions
Sep. 2019
We visited night and day - both views spectacular. We only had time for the Ladies Trail, but I wished I had more time to walk some others. This is THE must see in St. John’s.
Written November 7, 2019
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phil52_10
Maidstone, UK891 contributions
Sep. 2019
Itis a short walk from the carpark with information boards along the way. You get great views of St John's and the surrounding coastline from the perimeter walk and from the Tower roof. The tower itself contains a small gift shop and an exhibition of various radio equipment used by Marconi. There is a very narrow staircase to the exhibition and also leads to the roof for 360 degree views of the surrounding area. At midday the 12 o'clock gun is fired, which normally draws a crowd. Apparently you can purchase tickets to allow you to fire the gun under supervision. For the history and the views, well worth a visit.
Written October 25, 2019
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