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“Belfasts own leaning tower”

Albert Memorial Clock Tower
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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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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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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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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 IRA bomb damaged it in 1992 during the troubles. It used to be a dark brown colour from pollution, I quite liked that, especially when the clock faces lit up at night. 10 years ago it was restored, and is now a bright sandy colour. It leans over very slightly, you can see if you compare it to other tall buildings nearby. Flocks of birds sometimes land on its knobbly spire, before going off to the river like a shoal of fish in the sky. I do like the clock, but as a tourist attraction all you can do is take a picture, really. The immediate area around it has been paved and is very attractive, but over many years ugly glass monster buildings have sprung up that block its view from the river.

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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.

Thank Gavin L
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