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Address: Signal Hill Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1A 1B2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 709-772-5367
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A hill overlooking St. John's Harbor which has been given "National...

A hill overlooking St. John's Harbor which has been given "National Historic Site" status.

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Interesting but no access!

I was hoping to see inside but when I reached the summit found roadworks and could not access the building so just took photos from afar.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Marie C
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was hoping to see inside but when I reached the summit found roadworks and could not access the building so just took photos from afar.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cabot Tower - a lone castle-like building sits on top of the highest point overlooking the ocean, St John's and the entrance to the harbour - an iconic view from both the city and the ocean. Construction of the building started in 1897 and opened in 1900. In 1901 the first transatlantic wireless transmission was received here by Marconi. Today... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I could not missed the opportunity to go to Signal Hill, it was raining but I didn't care, I was whole wet but it was worth to visit this historic place when first fortification was built in the mid of 17th century and in 1901, December 12th Guglielmo Marconi received first wireless message. Views are really amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was able to walk her from our place in the lower battery. The walk was long and great, we also were there in September and picked a million fresh wild blueberries. Oh and the views were spectacular. This is a most visit. You need to make the trip to the top.

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular views of the downtown core. Great walking trails with many historical signs to point out the significance of the area.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was home to Marconi's terminal point for the first transatlantic cable from Europe. It is a challenging stroll up to Signal Hill from downtown St. John's but the reward being the freshest of air and panoramic views over St. John's, its harbour and out to the the north Atlantic

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the first time my sister had been to NL in 45 years and I wanted to take her to the top of Signal Hill ... unfortunately, the road up was under construction.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the hike up Signal Hill, with an enjoyment of the views, you can take the easier sidewalk/road path down. The Johnson Geo Centre part way up is a fine stop, though we didn't have time to tour it that day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific day with sunshine and wind, hiked a trail which goes what feels like sea to sky to sea. This is slightly difficult if you are perhaps not used to elevations, wear good shoes.

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Ingonish, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent a couple of hours there! There was construction going on but we still got some great views of the city and the ocean!

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