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Under construction, but still cool

This is impossible to miss in a drive through the city or trip to the citadel. It’s a very pretty... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
buckeyegirl2005
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Convoy, Ohio
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Under construction.

Unfortunately there's scaffolding all around this old clock tower so pictures wouldn't do it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
tammyBaltimore_Md
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is impossible to miss in a drive through the city or trip to the citadel. It’s a very pretty landmark and definitely worth seeing, would be even better when restoration is finished.

Thank buckeyegirl2005
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was not much to see as it was all cover with scaffold and tarps. I am sure it will be lovely when finished.

Thank bneenut
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’ve lived in Halifax my entire life and have run, walked and bicycled by this landmark for over 50 years but I always enjoy seeing it. If you make the trek up the citadel you will notice the face on the west side of the clock is smaller than the other three. The story I heard was that the clock was put in place by one of the British commanders who was a stickler for promptness and wanted everyone in the city to have a common time piece to ensure punctuality but also realized that the west side of the clock would not be seen by those to the west anyways so they installed a smaller and presumably less expensive version facing the west. One could further assume that the only ones to see it would be the soldiers within the fortress so it would be more than suitable. Enjoy the walk and the view from the top.

Thank rickmcns
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately there's scaffolding all around this old clock tower so pictures wouldn't do it justice, but nice to see. Sits below the Citadel.

Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

There is hoarding up all around it, so there is not all that much to see...but if you go to the Citadel, you can read about a war hero boy who lived there, because his father was the clock warden....

Thank Janice M
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Regrettably it was total unviewable as it was surrounded by scaffolding! Guess when work is completed it will be EXCELLENT.

Thank David B
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is beautiful in the attached pictures - -however it was under construction when we were in Halifax. Big disappointment . . . maybe some other time

Thank Karen F
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

Work was being done on this clock that has stood the test of time and still works. It was a gift from Prince Edward who liked to be punctual and wanted others to be punctual as well.

Thank Terry S
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Dating back to 1803, this is a magnificent four sided clock using Roman numerals (interestingly using IIII for ‘4’ rather than IV), but is currently undergoing some restoration work, so not looking at its best. I believe the last restoration was carried out less than 15 years ago, so I hope this one enables the clock faces to better stand the tests of time.......

Thank Andy-S60
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

We visited this icon as part of a Free Walking Tour. Our guide, Erin, explained the complete history of the clock, which was very interesting.

If you are going to visit this, do it with a guide as the story behind it is enthralling.

Thank Russell F
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