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“I'm confused, but it's pretty” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The American Fountain

The American Fountain
Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
+44 1789 293127
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Overland Park, Kansas
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“I'm confused, but it's pretty”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

I saw this from afar when I was walking around the city and tried to figure out what it way. Very interesting looking as a clock tower, but a fountain, not really. Took some pictures around and off I went on more adventures

Visited August 2012
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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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“An eye catching feature when you drive into the town centre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

This caught my eye when our coach arrived in the town centre. With only just over an hour to spend in Stratford-on-Avon, on our way to Warwick Castle, I sought this out during a quick walk around the town centre, because I was curious to know what it was. An interesting monument.

Visited July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Pretty - but not really a fountain”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Interesting - we discovered this from a downloadable tour guide and the history behind it is really interesting - but to be honest, it is only a rather grand clock tower.... but at least its free

Visited March 2012
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

Situated in Market Square on the edge of Town the American Fountain (or to give it it’s official title; The Shakespeare Memorial Fountain and Clock Tower) is a pretty little monument built (in 1887) to commemorate William Shakespeare and Queen Victoria’s Golden jubilee.

It’s a fascinating piece of architecture and well worth a look if you’re passing by. The Fountain is pretty detailed and features some lovely ornate stone lions and eagles on each corner (I think these are supposed to represent the UK and the USA as the person who donated the Fountain, George Childs, was American) while horse troughs with flowers growing in them also decorate. Best of all though are the quotes from Shakespeare’s plays which adorn the outside and the tiny door which I thought was cool.

Its Victorian Gothic Style reminded me of a church or a small cathedral. I really liked it.

Visited April 2011
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Upper Sandusky, Ohio
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“the american fountain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

it is a lovely monument .it was built to celebrate the golden jubilee of queen victoria.Known for its dramatic Gothic appearance, the fountain also functions as a rather ornate clock tower and is engraved with a number of quotations from Shakespeare plays.
its located on the rother street.

Visited October 2010
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