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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 #67 of 155 Attractions in Belfast
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
68 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went to admire the clock, to look at the structure and the architecture of it, then went to a local bar to taste the Guinness, where there was more bar-room trivia about the Albert Clock. If a person in Belfast is more than 'two-faced' - then they say, " You've got more faces than the Albert Clock". After a few... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Interesting sight of a clock tower leaning ever so slightly due to bad foundations. Lovely tower, but only worth a visit if you are nearby

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Cork, Ireland, Europe
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50 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I was walking around Belfast, taking in the sights when I came across the clock tower. It is centrally located, close to the customs house, and the blue fish, and a nice shopping area. So if you are nearby definitely stop and snap a few pictures.

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Douglas, Cork
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66 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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35 attraction reviews
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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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La Jolla, California
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35 attraction reviews
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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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52 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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272 reviews 272 reviews
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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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