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“focal point”(8 reviews)
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Built between 1403 and 1412, the Clock Tower is the only medieval town belfry in England and is designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The tower with its fine bell has survived over 600 years of use. The Clock Tower was first and foremost a...more
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High Street, St Albans AL3 4EL, England
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All reviews worth the climb focal point medieval town great view of the city check opening times surrounding countryside no lift well worth the effort well worth a visit seating area beautiful building bell belfry mechanism st buskers rooftops
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didnt have the time and the possibility to visit the inside of the clock, but its cute ! If you want to discover St albans you will see it anyway !

Thank Caroline T
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Have walked past this medieval tower many times and wasn't aware you can climb to the top, anyway Mrs C and I paid our pounds (bargain) and clambered up the steep narrow stairs, past the bell and the clock mechanism and then to the top....More

Thank lincolnhatter
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Amazing views after the climbing up of the spiral stairs . One of a kind in St Albans. One will feel like you’re on holiday in another country .

Thank ElieMaeo
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Passed by the clock tower, and decided to walk to the top for the views. Steep and narrow climb, single file, but do -able if reasonably fit. Cost £1 each, not a lot for this little 'experience' Info leaflet upon entry, Pretty views from the...More

Thank margaret h
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Reputedly the only 15th-century clock tower left in England, some local tourist information is available at the entry to the tower. Information plaques and clock remains are inbedded in the tower's front wall. People who climb the inside stairs to the top are rewarded with...More

Thank Gary K
Reviewed 11 August 2018

A historic site surrounded by characterful buildings and amidst some of the most enjoyable eateries.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We decided to go to St Albans for a day trip and visited the Clock Tower for a inexpensive views of the town. It is only £1 for adults and free for kids and it may take be just a 30 minutes visit but so...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

The tower acts as a focal point for people meeting. The only medieval tower surviving today. Shame you only have access at weekend.

Thank IAN D
Reviewed 17 July 2018

So amazing that this tower is over 600 years old!!. A great spot to sit and take in the views, some sun and watch the world go by. French Row on one side with some delicious pastry shops, and the Boot pub on the other.

Thank beaustravels
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Climb the narrow helical staircase to see St Albans and the surrounding countryside. Great to show visitors. Need to check opening times which are limited.

Thank John C
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Helen S
8 February 2015|
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Response from Mostyns | Reviewed this property |
Check the St Albans tourist website but from recollection this attraction is open weekends from Easter to September 1030am to 5pm with a few extra days like bank holidays and residents first weekend.The cost of entry this... More
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Helen S
8 February 2015|
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The Clock Tower is open every Saturday and Sunday from Good Friday until the end of September. It is opened at 10:30 am and closes at 5pm. Cost of entry is £1 for adults and children are free
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