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Albert Memorial Clock Tower
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Gaze up at the formerly tilting tower that now stands corrected as an integral part of Belfast’s history and traditions.

The Albert Memorial Clock Tower is among the most iconic structures in the city. Rising to a height of 113 feet (34 meters), the 19th-century column blends French and Italian Gothic styles. Marvel at the silhouette of the tower against the red sky at dusk, when the clock face shines in a muted yellow hue.

As you approach the tower, note the Gothic features at its base, including buttresses and lion sculptures. Recent restorations corrected the gradual slanting of the tower, which had been considered Belfast’s answer to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Find out about the bomb explosion in 1992 that damaged the structure.

On the western side, admire the statue of Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, who was known for his altruistic missions. Notice he is dressed in robes of the Order of the Garter, which is a chivalrous and prestigious accolade. The clock tower was built in 1865 to honor the memory of the prince, who had died 4 years earlier. Enjoy the colorful floral displays near the structure.

Snap photos of the tall clock tower climbing above the skyline from other parts of the city and use it for its simplest purpose of telling time. Organize meetings with your family or friends at the easily recognizable structure.

Learn about the history of the clock tower, which was once a popular haunt for sailors and prostitutes. Today, it is part of a pleasant area of charming plazas with trees, sculptures and fountains. Read a book, or simply watch people pass by, in the Queen’s Square and Customs House Square.

The Albert Memorial Clock Tower is several blocks west of the River Lagan in the center of Belfast. Cross the river at the Lagan Weir or Bridge End. See the Big Fish mosaic sculpture, the Royal Ulster Rifles Museum and the Northern Ireland War Memorial nearby.

Gaze up at the formerly tilting tower that now stands corrected as an integral part of Belfast’s history and traditions.

The Albert Memorial Clock Tower is among the most iconic structures in the city. Rising to a height of 113 feet (34 meters), the 19th-century column blends French and Italian Gothic styles. Marvel at the silhouette of the tower against the red sky at dusk, when the clock face shines in a muted yellow hue.

As you approach the tower, note the Gothic features at its base, including buttresses and lion sculptures. Recent restorations corrected the gradual slanting of the tower, which had been considered Belfast’s answer to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Find out about the bomb explosion in 1992 that damaged the structure.

On the western side, admire the statue of Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, who was known for his altruistic missions. Notice he is dressed in robes of the Order of the Garter, which is a chivalrous and prestigious accolade. The clock tower was built in 1865 to honor the memory of the prince, who had died 4 years earlier. Enjoy the colorful floral displays near the structure.

Snap photos of the tall clock tower climbing above the skyline from other parts of the city and use it for its simplest purpose of telling time. Organize meetings with your family or friends at the easily recognizable structure.

Learn about the history of the clock tower, which was once a popular haunt for sailors and prostitutes. Today, it is part of a pleasant area of charming plazas with trees, sculptures and fountains. Read a book, or simply watch people pass by, in the Queen’s Square and Customs House Square.

The Albert Memorial Clock Tower is several blocks west of the River Lagan in the center of Belfast. Cross the river at the Lagan Weir or Bridge End. See the Big Fish mosaic sculpture, the Royal Ulster Rifles Museum and the Northern Ireland War Memorial nearby.

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Top Hotels Close to Albert Memorial Clock Tower

Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre
Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre
3.5 out of 5
Hope Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $113 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Located in Belfast City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grand Opera House, Ulster Hall, and Belfast City Hall. Queen's University of Belfast ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,113 reviews)
"Good value for Money. Nothing too special but perfect for what we needed."

Reviewed on Jun. 14, 2021

Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre
Maldron Hotel Belfast City
Maldron Hotel Belfast City
4 out of 5
20 Brunswick Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $131 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 7
Located in Belfast City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Grand Opera House and Ulster Hall. Belfast City Hall and St. George's Market are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (974 reviews)
"Great location!"

Reviewed on May 31, 2021

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Grand Central Hotel Belfast
Grand Central Hotel Belfast
4 out of 5
9-15 Bedford Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $192 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
Located in Belfast City Centre, this hotel is steps from Ulster Hall and Grand Opera House. Belfast City Hall and St. George's Market are also within 10 minutes. ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (369 reviews)
"Hotel, staff and location of the hotel was amazing!!"

Reviewed on Jun. 12, 2021

Grand Central Hotel Belfast
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Travelodge Belfast Central
Travelodge Belfast Central
3 out of 5
15 Brunswick Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $93 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
Travelodge Belfast Central
Maldron Hotel Belfast City
Maldron Hotel Belfast City
4 out of 5
20 Brunswick Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $131 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 7
Maldron Hotel Belfast City
Grand Central Hotel Belfast
Grand Central Hotel Belfast
4 out of 5
9-15 Bedford Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $192 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
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Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre
Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre
3.5 out of 5
Hope Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $113 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre
Clayton Hotel Belfast
Clayton Hotel Belfast
4 out of 5
22-26 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $136 per night from Jul 13 to Jul 13
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Malmaison Belfast
Malmaison Belfast
4 out of 5
34-38 Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $131 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Malmaison Belfast
Bullitt Hotel
Bullitt Hotel
4 out of 5
40a Church Lane, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $139 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
Bullitt Hotel
Jurys Inn Belfast
Jurys Inn Belfast
4 out of 5
Great Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $113 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Jurys Inn Belfast
The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
5 out of 5
Great Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The price is CA $185 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 7
The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.