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Albert Memorial Clock Tower

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Address: Queen's Square, Belfast BT1 3FG, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-9024-6609
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Our very own "leaning tower"

I do love this clock tower. Every time I see it I marvel at the construction effort in building it (today is no different). It was built on reclaimed land,and is soft hence the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I do love this clock tower. Every time I see it I marvel at the construction effort in building it (today is no different). It was built on reclaimed land,and is soft hence the tilt. It tilts 1 meter off centre from the top. I'm very pleased to call it the Leaning Tower of Belfast.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I have passed the Albert Clock, by bus & car, for years & have never appreciated it for the landmark it is. I didn't even know it stood at a slant until I visited it by foot the other week & the fact that it dates back to 1869 - well the clock tower has just gone up in my... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The thing really does look like it leans a little more than the 4" they say it does. If you're going anywhere in City Center you'll probably see it. As a tourist the best thing about it was using it to know where the heck we were.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Whilst it definitely leans, it is not really worth trekking out of your way to see it. There is a very busy one way street (4 or 5 lanes wide) running past the front of it. If you happen to be going to McHughs Bar, a concert in Custom House Square, then chances are you will pass it on your... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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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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