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Cabot Tower

Signal Hill Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1A 1B2, Canada
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A must do

As you visit the tower be sure to just reflect on what it must have been like many many years ago... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
JRGBonavistaS
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Bonavista, Canada
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Not to be missed, at least the view

The Cabot Tower is the place to visit in beautiful St John’s Newfoundland. The view is spectacular... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
Tim479
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Glen Arm, Maryland
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“signal hill” (80 reviews)
“great view” (25 reviews)
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Signal Hill Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1A 1B2, Canada
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

As you visit the tower be sure to just reflect on what it must have been like many many years ago to be there.

Thank JRGBonavistaS
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

The Cabot Tower is the place to visit in beautiful St John’s Newfoundland. The view is spectacular and well worth a trip to the top of the hill. The building itself can be extremely crowded when the cruise ships are in. If you are claustrophobic...More

Thank Tim479
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

From this vantage point you get to view a full panorama of the oldest City in North America and also the most easterly point of North America, Cape Spear. While visiting you can shop at the gift center, view the Queen's Battery where many battles...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

As this is the highest hill in town, it offers a breath-taking view of St.John's, and ocean vistas. There are also plenty of trails, for nice weather hiking. A must see while in the city.

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

The view on a clear day is great. You can drive right up and park and walk around. We went at night and again in the morning

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

This tower is sadly only open during June to September ie seasonal opening times so you cannot go inside the tower during these times. However the walks and views from the tower are stunning. You can see far into the Atlantic, ideal place to be...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

If you do one thing you must go to signal hill and visit cabot tower, go for a hike around the trails and site seeing for whales and various sea birds!

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

It's quite a climb but well worth the views once you get your breath back. Don't forget your cameras to see the whole of St John's

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Didn't really get a chance to visit what else may have been in this building other than the gift shop, but it has a good selection of small nik-naks to take home as souvenirs. Reasonably priced.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We enjoyed our trek to this landmark, but we were unable to visit the upper parapet of the tower as it was closed for the season in October....

Thank Sammy S
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