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Hidden History

This spot is quite quiet and a good place to end a walk along the waterfront. It also carries some... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
Quinn L
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Moncton, Canada
Quaint and one-of-a-kind shops

The area has a lot of construction these days, but if you persist, you will see some spectacular... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Nunya-from-NS
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Wick, United Kingdom
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This charming site is filled with restaurants, pubs, clothing and specialty shops in restored 18th-century buildings on the waterfront.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lower deck” (7 reviews)
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1983 Upper Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y5, Canada
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"lower deck"
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"halifax waterfront"
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"boutique shops"
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"nice place to wander"
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"eating establishments"
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"nice shops"
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"food stalls"
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"interesting buildings"
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"interesting place"
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"walk around"
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"lots of shops"
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"harbour front"
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"coffee shop"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

This spot is quite quiet and a good place to end a walk along the waterfront. It also carries some historical significance, although it is not obvious. There are no plaques and no statues, so prior knowledge is useful. Overall it is a good place...More

Thank Quinn L
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

The area has a lot of construction these days, but if you persist, you will see some spectacular little shops that are full of character and wonderful local pieces.

Thank Nunya-from-NS
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Had a great chat with K. Penton at K Penton Art. His quirky paintings of the east coast buildings and coastline would make a great and colourful memento of your visit! His shop is not full of your usual 'made in somewhere other than Canada'...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Halifax has a handle on historic preservation. Our guide told the story on past efforts to replace the area with glass walled building and thoroughfares.

Thank Cavydad
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

On many mainly-business trips to Halifax, we have always stayed at the Delta Barrington, and strolled in the Historic Properties. It's a good area for casual visits, too. There are decent places to eat, and generally adequate parking (which can be problem elsewhere in downtown...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Apart from seeing some ancient buildings and how they are now used for a gym or a shop, I found this part of Halifax not so interesting. We went also inside the part with shops and a restaurant, but my opinion remains the same, nothing...More

Thank Romangirl79
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

I always visit the Historic Properties just to fully feel the atmosphere of Halifax. I love the pubs the shoppes and the view of the Harbour. It also is near the Dartmouth Ferry another great place for a view of the skyline.

Thank Terry F
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

The properties were wll maintained. There is not a lot of them and have been turned into accomodation.

Thank Rita6668
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Wow this place is old and well preserved. Trying to imagine what this place looked like a couple hundred years ago. A must visit in Halifax.

Thank Bill L
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

I will be sure to come back to visit the historic properties again. They have preserved these heritage buildings well, and now they are home to several interesting shops and eating establishments. Check them out. You can find the usual souvenirs, but also nice crafts...More

Thank 448andyk
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The Cruise ships dock, down at the opposite end of Historic Properties. They dock at the entrance of the Halifax Harbour along Pier 21 on the Waterfront, about a 15-20 minute walk. Pier 21 is where many immigrants arrived by... More
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