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Albert Memorial Clock Tower

Queen's Square, Belfast BT1 3FG, Northern Ireland (City Centre)
44-28-9024-6609
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Ranked #72 of 152 attractions in Belfast
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Douglas, Cork
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125 reviews 125 reviews
66 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were walking to the Odyssey and came across this clock. It is quite tall and definitely worth seeing. A little off the tourist trail but it is well signposted.

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Llangefni, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Quite a significant landmark in Belfast, and you can definitely see the lean in it - which was what initially got my attention. I think they should let it lean, and not try to correct it - it's what makes it an attraction.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

You cant miss the Albert Clock or as the locals like to call the Leaning tower of Belfast. Its got quite a central location and although nothing very special, yet an important landmark.

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

At first, I didn't notice that the clock was leaning to its side. After a second look, it was in fact inclined to its side. After going to a tour around Belfast, the tour guide told us an old tale on why the clock was leaning. It was told that before, at night, ladies would come to this clock to... More

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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353 reviews 353 reviews
186 attraction reviews
358 helpful votes 358 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This leaning clock is a memorial to Prince Albert, and was completed in 1869. It can be found in Queen's Square, between the Fish and the Custom House. It cost 2,500 pounds, and the money was raised by public subscription. In 1947 the film "Odd Man Out" was partly shot in Belfast, with the clock as a central location.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
50 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Built in 1865 on marshy reclaimed land as resulted in this memorial to prince Albert to lean about 4 feet from the perpindicular. to try and halt this the clock was restored in 2002. Because of its closes to the docks this also used to be an are frequented by prostitutes

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Dorset, U.K.
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254 reviews 254 reviews
67 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

The clocktower is mentioned in all the literature on Belfast and is worth passing by- it has been "righted" recently, so does not appear to lean as much. A fun thing to see as you pass.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

There has been a great change in this area! It used to be a run down area of Belfast but this has now changed - the clock has been restored and is great to go and see!

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Whitehead, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
50 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

The Albert Clock is a monument to Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria. He died young. You can see his statue half way up it. It is a big 140 year old clock tower which has seen some terrible times in Belfast. Nazi bombers in World War Two destroyed many buildings in nearby streets, but the tower survived. An... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

A good sized tower, but not in the best location. Good to see if you are passing by, but not worth going to find it.

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