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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having seen good reviews for the St Albans Clock Tower, I decided that I wanted to pay it a visit. Before making the journey from London, I checked their website to make sure it would be open (it should have been). However, when I arrived,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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St_Albans_Museums, Manager at St Albans Clock Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Travelling_Tweet, Thanks for your message - could you let us know which website you are referring to, as the page on our own St Albans Museums website notes its opening times as "Easter - end of September. Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays: 10.30am...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018

Went to see the clock tower after we had visited the cathedral unfortunately it was closed so we could not go in, lovely to look at, maybe we will return another time,worth a look if your in the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

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 !

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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 .

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Gary K
Reviewed 11 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Helen S
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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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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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