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Prince of Wales Tower

Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Cylindrical brick structure

A tower with history rooted in the defense of Halifax - unfortunately, you cannot go inside the... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Chris D
via mobile
Higher than you

Besides being so ancient with such a huge history why miss up on seeing it? It is a bit of walk... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Brewster8861
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Halifax, Canada
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  • Excellent5%
  • Very good26%
  • Average54%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible0%
13 Aug 2017
“Cylindrical brick structure”
10 Jul 2017
“Not what I was expecting”
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Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
South End
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

A tower with history rooted in the defense of Halifax - unfortunately, you cannot go inside the structure

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Besides being so ancient with such a huge history why miss up on seeing it? It is a bit of walk however you get to see all the natural surroundings before you get there. That is the great thing about nature...it is always changing to...More

Thank Brewster8861
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I purposely went to Point Pleasant Park just to see the tower and when I finally found it (I got a little lost) I was a little disappointed. I thought I would be able to go inside but unfortunately you can't. I walked around the...More

Thank Vanessa B
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Just a very old building located at point pleasant park. Not really much to see but if going for a walk in the park than it's worth the quick visit while passing by.

Thank JDTravelCanada
Reviewed 9 November 2015

We have visited the Prince of Wales Tower several times, it being in Point Pleasant Park. We have been inside previously but it is only open certain times in the summer.

Thank Edwin F
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We walked here through the park to take some time to rest and enjoy the scenery. The Tower is in good shape and is worth a visit.

1  Thank dgg123
Reviewed 20 September 2015

This is an impressive fort in the delightfull Park Pleasant. I wanted to see it as a description of it appears in Anne of the Isalnd. The explanatory boards are excellent and there is a nearby glass cabinet with interesting objects in it which are...More

Thank susanwalsh
Reviewed 6 September 2015

We walked all the way to the tower (listen to me carp- it's not that long a walk), but when we got there we were disappointed. It's a big, round, stone tower that you can't go in or on. We were looking forward to the...More

Thank Rebekah B
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I love history, I love forts. What Boy however old you are, you love forts....it is a great Martello Tower. There is however a bigger and better one in Saint John NB...where i grew up and had it in my back yard so I am...More

Thank Moose S
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

The walk around the park was more interesting than seeing the tower. However, if you enjoy military history and want to see part of all the forts in Halifax, them you might enjoy it.

Thank Reeni01
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