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Martello Towers

| The Plains of Abraham, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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Ranked #103 of 139 attractions in Quebec City
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- Jan 12, 2013
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

We went in January, and while you could walk all around the towers and through the park, the inside/museum portion was closed. Not worth the slog through the snow.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Although many of the towers on the Plains of Abraham are used as pump stations, one is actually a museum. Stairs leads you either up or down inside the structure, giving access to 3 floors. You can see a lot from the windows and gun "slits" in the walls. There are a number of signs w/historic information and some hand... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2008

These huge stone structures were fortifications built by the British for defensive purposes in the early 19th century. I toured one in Quebec City which overlooked the St. Lawrence River. They are several stories high and have a lot of room inside. It is worth an hour or two to tour one of these structures.

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