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Albert Clock

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The Memorial Clock Tower of Belfast

Queens Square, Belfast BT1 3FF
You may want to stand for a while and gaze at the Tower to realise that it tilts. To me it looked pretty straight. Note to photographers will be to click in the daylight to capture the fine sculptures and a click at dusk for the glowing clock.

The Albert Memorial Clock tower in Queens Square, Belfast stands as a pillar of history of Northern Ireland. The sandstone tower is estimated to be 113 feet tall, though there is a disagreement among historians on this number. Built in 1865, in a Gothic style architecture, in memory of Price Albert, consort of Queen Victoria who is carved majestically on the Tower pillar.

 

The memorial tower was built in a marshy land on wooden piles, resulting which, it got the infamous lean. Could have been, the English counterpart of the Italian Leaning Tower of Pisa, until as late as 2002 a multi-million restoration project was started to prevent further leaning and restore the Tower.



Opening hours

Always

How to get there

A walk around the city will take you to the Tower. Cannot be missed as can be spotted from almost any street of the City Centre.

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