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Very Picturesque!

The clock is a historic landmark of Bangor and is situated along the promenade where main Street... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Bangor, United Kingdom
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An Iconic Clock!

This clock earmarks the very centre point of the town of Bangor. It is a super meeting place and... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
Bangor, United Kingdom
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Sunken Gardens, McKee Clock Arena, Bangor BT20, Northern Ireland
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 November 2014

This clock was built in 1915 to best of my knowledge,it keeps good time ,it's a great place to meet as its so easy to find if you are a visitor to the town. See lots of tourist taking photo's one day there was a...More

3  Thank Joe B
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

This clock is named after William McKee, who donated 200 Pounds to get it built, which was a lot of money back in 1915. It can be found in the center of Bangor, at the bottom of High Street, in the sunken gardens. Apparently, during...More

5  Thank letterkennycaint
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

The clock is a historic landmark of Bangor and is situated along the promenade where main Street and High Street connect. It has a spacious open air area adjacent which is used to host various festive activities in the town.

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

The McKee clock has been a landmark in Bangor since Victorian times. A meeting place for young and old with a long stone wall to sit on with an ice cream on summer evenings it was famous for evangelical open air services on a Sunday...More

Thank Hubert A
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Old sandstone clock on seafront once surrounded by a 9 hole putting green now abandoned amongst concrete

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Not a lot you can say about this really! It's a big clock near the sea front in Bangor - used to sit on a putting green and sunken garden area where people would gather and pass the time of day... In todays mordern world...More

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This clock tower is an iconic feature in the town of Bangor and was built over 100 years ago. It is at the foot of High Street in the marina's sunken gardens in an area known as the "McKee Clock Arena". The clock is named...More

Thank JudithY3
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is a great example of a town clock from Victorian times. The clock itself is well kept however the area around it has been redeveloped and there are no longer the sunken gardens, ice cream kiosk and putting green that was so popular up...More

1  Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Beautiful baroque sandstone clock which has stood on site since Victorian times surrounded by pedestrian area

Thank E1209AWjohn
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This clock earmarks the very centre point of the town of Bangor. It is a super meeting place and it marks the beginning of a fantastic scenic walk along The Marina Promenade.

Thank thewanderinggypsy
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This landmark stands at the entrance of Bangor's Sunken Gardens at the bottom of High Street. James McKee donated £200 (a large sum in 1915) towards its construction. It was designed by the town's surveyor, Mr Bell, and built by John McNeilly from stone quarried...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We relxed near thi clock and ate our sandwices in peaceful garden surroundings close to the marina and town centre. Bangor is a much more interesting place than I expected.

Thank VJF270
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