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Cabot Tower

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Address: Signal Hill Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1A 1B2, Canada
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A tower built at the highest point of Signal Hill, to commemorate the 400th...

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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Great scenery

Great views of St. John's and area on a clear day. Nice views at night. Super walking trail around Signal Hill.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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St. John's, Newfoundland
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St. John's, Newfoundland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great views of St. John's and area on a clear day. Nice views at night. Super walking trail around Signal Hill.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grounds are currently under construction, so access was very limited. Nonetheless, it is a must-visit for its history and the views of St. John's. Quite spectacular.

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Access denied because of road construction - closed until December. Disappointed because this is definitely a "must see" place. It is walkable but is a long way up and the hill is very steep. Adding the wind and rain it was not to be. Still enjoyed the view and you can see it from just about anywhere in St. John's.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Cabot Tower is on the top of the highest point of Signal Hill. It's a large granite structure whose purpose was as a flag signal station. Later Marconi set up a wireless rig here. There are a lot of nice explanatory historical messages but, for the best view in the area, go to the top floor and go outside. The... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

a must see, historic building, overlooks the harbour and across the Atlantic, great views, local historic, scenic

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Bermuda
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Hiked to Cabot Tower from town , nice walk and then views from tour over Narrows are great and gift shop offers good selection. The hike back to town around headland ... well recommend.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We parked in the lower parking lot and hiked up to the tower. There is no admission fee to go in. The tower has much information about Marconi's first wireless transmission across the Atlantic in 1901. The views from the top of the tower are incredible as you can see the harbor, Atlantic, and the city. It was cloudy when... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed walking up signal hill to Cabot Tower. Was hoping to get a neat view from the tower, but you couldn't go all the way up, it was closed off to the public.

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Timmins, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

If you have a chance to walk up here on a clear day, plan to spend an hour or two just enjoying the vista all around you. The Tower is worth seeing and the postcards they sell inside are better than any photographs most people can take. Nice trails for hiking also.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We walked up Signal Hill to the Cabot Tower not expecting it to be open as the National Park signs said closed. A wonderful view from the top...saw whales blowing, although late in the season for whale spotting. A very good gift shop is housed in the Tower with very helpful, friendly staff.

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