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Really quirky wonderful little hidden gem in Belfast- you'll often hear it, but you can also go up... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Dundalk, Ireland

The quirky Alice Clock chimes out the hour with a few tunes. The passage of time has left it a bit... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Northern Ireland
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The Alice Clock, situated on the piazza at Fountain Centre, is the only automaton clock in Ireland. It was created to celebrate the Millennium 2000. 24 bells play on the hour, from 9.00am to 6.00pm. Every three hours, hand crafted religious figures...more
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Fountain Centre | College Street, Belfast BT1 6ET, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

Really quirky wonderful little hidden gem in Belfast- you'll often hear it, but you can also go up the elevators and catch Lewis Carrol's characters taking a spin around the clock- be there just before the hour for the full effect. It only lasts a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

The clock chimes out the hour tunefully and some characters appear from Alice in Wonderland. This would be an unusual draw to a rather quiet street in Belfast if there was more information nearby. Hardly anyone bothers to ride the short escalator to the top...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank John A
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

The quirky Alice Clock chimes out the hour with a few tunes. The passage of time has left it a bit out of time and out of tune but nevertheless a welcome and amusing sight amongst the hustle and bustle.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank timeagain
Reviewed 22 March 2017

grab a coffee from the cafe across the street and sit outside and wait for the clock to chime. best way to enjoy the atmosphere of the area. watch the characters from Alice & Wonderland go around the clock as you sip your coffee and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank susandhi
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I love how quiet it is up here and how the surroundings around you are designed to be characters and creations from Alice in Wonderland. The one place I like up here is the mini art exhibition. It's free and there is lots of sculptures...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank T5562SWsam
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The Alice Clock is a little difficult to find unless you know Belfast. Located on the upper floor of the Fountain Centre, in Fountain Street, at the back of Boots Chemist! The clock is above the escalators with access to the first floor Plaza. To...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Chris C
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Attractive looking clock that appears to be part of a shopping complex, unfortunately I did not hear it chime, but it looked like it did, worth a look, appears to be a number of cafes around giving the area a kind of non Belfast feel,...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Theycallitmadness
Reviewed 22 November 2015

The Alice clock is a pretty landmark above the Utopia shop in the Fountain Centre. Bells chime on the hour (from 9am to 6pm) and the figures are usually characters from Alice in Wonderland. Every few hours, religious figures come out instead. The bells sound...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Philthyfitz
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Get there on the hour for eerily beautiful chimes and mechanical characters!Really quite creepy but very cool.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank PeanutButterOven
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Almost hidden away in a side street behind the main shopping drag this quaint feature sits on a first floor (that’s one up from the ground for our American readers) and comprises 24 bells hanging over the escalators to street level. It also has a...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Peter B
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