Cabot Tower
Cabot Tower
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A tower built at the highest point of Signal Hill, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of John Cabot's discovery of Newfoundland and Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
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raetrip
Vancouver, Canada328 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Easy drive from St. John's, up a winding road. It was very windy the day we went and because it was only late May, the tower was closed. We could see Fort Amherst far below, which you can also drive to. It was marvelous to think of the history that occurred in that place. Beautiful views as others have noted, but be sure to check opening dates so you won't be disappointed.
Written June 30, 2022
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Amelia L
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Tremendous views of St Johns and the harbour, start at Battery road and work around the point from there. I'd describe it as easy to moderate. Quite a bit of up and down, you need to be reasonably fit. Make sure to finish at the visitor centre, just below Cabot tower, with a well deserved cup of hot chocolate at the end.
Written July 7, 2023
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Daniel_Mtl
Montreal, Canada53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
I walked from the Sheraton to the tower. A great walk, and then follow the long trail down of Signal Hill going down following the rift thats goes back to Battery. Took me about 2 hours.
Written August 30, 2014
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marcopolo111
Cleveland, Oh2,739 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
This is a recent tower built to commemorate the Venetian Zuan Caboto who "discovered" the island (after the farmer and fisherman from Scandinavia, Portugal, North Spain, etc.
Towering the Signal hill, it is visible from great distance. Conversely the views of the town, the ocean and Cape spear are exceptional. Historically it is the place which received the world first radio signal, from Marconi on the other side of the Atlantic in Cornwall.
Written August 28, 2018
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karmaloops
Kamloops, Canada98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Solo
I arrived on a sunny day and still the wind was a phenomenon! The views were spectacular. If you want to learn about Cabot and Marconi.... make this excursion for sure!!!
Written March 12, 2015
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Adam D
Halifax, Canada45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Business
The Cabot tower is a special place, as a national historic sight on top of a large hill facing out on the Atlantic ocean its a truly magnificent place to go, relax and reflect. There are also many hiking trails which can get you closer to the water, and you have an astounding view of the eastern most point in North America (Cape Spear.)
Written November 27, 2013
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DisneyDarwin
Spring, TX1,157 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
There is a fantastic view of the ocean & cliffs from the area around Cabot Tower. There also are some interesting exhibits about the history of the area. If you like hiking, there looks to be some nice hiking trails terminating here. The tower has a gift shop in the bottom floor & a lookout from the top.
Written August 13, 2009
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Tom H
Ubud, Indonesia88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
The views from Signal Hill are even better from the rooftop viewing area.

The amateur radio station is interesting, great to see old school still in use.
Written July 20, 2019
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Carole C
Vancouver, WA119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Make sure to make your way up to Signal Hill. It is worth it! On the way down stop at the Chocolate Store...yum!
Written October 22, 2018
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Scott M
Ottawa, Canada171 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Unfortunately, with all the people, we didn't spend a lot of time visiting the tower itself. We did walk up to the observation platform and took advantage of the views, but didn't take the time to read about the history. There seemed to be a Parks Canada (or perhaps a local student) who was manning a radio station, which looked neat. But he never looked up or acknowledged anyone, so we never got to find out what he was doing. The tower is a great starting off point for the nearby trails, which are the highlight of Signal Hill.
Written August 28, 2018
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