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Address: Signal Hill Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1A 1B2, Canada

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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Walk to Signal Hill

The walk is much longer that expected but definitely worth the walk Once there, Cabot Tower is a must see! Great history of the city with beautiful views of St. Johns!

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cambridge Bay, Canada
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Cambridge Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The walk is much longer that expected but definitely worth the walk Once there, Cabot Tower is a must see! Great history of the city with beautiful views of St. Johns!

Thank Ohokannoak
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While recently in St. John's Newfoundland I was presented with two options to visit this historic landmark where cross oceanic communication started. The first option started as a walking/hiking trail that ascends the distance from the sea to the peak at which this great building rests, visible from a great distance. Since it was snowy/raining/foggy all at once (typical Newfoundland... More 

Thank Randy S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a tour and very glad we did. Our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. This area would be lovely to visit in the summer or the fall.

St. John's, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must for visitors to see the city and the Atlantic. The view is great morning noon or night and especially so for sunrise or sunset.

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

We often go to this free tourist site. See the colorful city of St. John's with a view of the narrows and harbour also a view of Cape Spear. Keep in mind St. John's is the windiest city. Get a shopping bag to protect your camera. Kids should be within reach. Cliffs edge walking trails.

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St. John's, Canada
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

You can see the whole city lit up at night and in the day you can visit the inside and all the history. Visiting the oldest city in North America is amazing.

Thank Rainnie2015
St. John's, Newfoundland
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

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

Thank deanhynes
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

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.

1 Thank TorontoOceanBaby
Peterborough, Canada
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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.

1 Thank Ontario88
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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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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