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Old Town Clock

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Address: Top of St George Street | Citadel Hill, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Early spring not the best time to visit

Pretty clock tower. Unable to access interior, just view from outside. Broken glass from alcohol bottle outside.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kristina H
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Waterloo, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This clock is of historical significance to the city, dating from 1803, and created to help everyone keep better time! There are great views from here and if you are going to do a tour of the town start here or at the citadel and everything else is downhill!

Thank Togmeister_Mark
Toronto, Canada
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649 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

More of a landmark than something to see or do, it stands above most of the city as it is located on citadel hill.

Thank FirstCircle
Dartmouth, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Citadel Hill, a historic spot for all visitors, the Town Clock overlooks the city downtown, a great view from the hill, while there visit historic Citadel Hill.

Thank CarolynV52
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty clock tower. Unable to access interior, just view from outside. Broken glass from alcohol bottle outside.

Thank Kristina H
Vancouver, Canada
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57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

It is the main icon of the city. Unfortunately it was closed, but it's worth at least taking a picture, because it's as much a part of Halifax as Canada's history.

Thank Icemansts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The clock was very beautiful and it has a lot of history behind it. I would recommend tourists to see this magnificent clock

Thank Glenda s
Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

The clock tower on Citadel Hill is one of the most iconic buildings in Halifax. There isn't really much to do at the tower itself but you can get a good view of Halifax from the top of the hill. The clock tower is in the heart of downtown and thus it's not out of the way to go see... More 

Thank Matt B
Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

There really isn't much to say about the tower. It is visible from many of the streets downtown and if you climb up to the Citadel it is certainly right in front of you. There are no tours of it (that I know of), its just a nice old clock tower and a piece of Halifax history. It's been there... More 

Thank trainfan2000
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stood across the street and draw this old clock tower. The architecture is classic and somewhat challenging.

Thank JJGoodell
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

There's not an awful lot to say about Halifax Old Town Clock other than it's probably Halifax's best known landmark and it's easily found along the downtown side of the Citadel. Time was, apparently, when no building in the city was allowed to be taller than the clock tower so it was visible throughout the area. It's not entirely clear... More 

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