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Stratford Clock Tower

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Address: Broadway | Stratford, Stratford, New Zealand
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The only Glockenspiel in NZ

I'd read various brochures about this so we rushed to get there for the 7pm after arriving in Stratford. Takes 5 minutes, was entertaining, a scene from Romeo and Juliet, an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nicola W
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited to watch the clock in action with the tale of Romeo and Juliet. We stood opposite the clock but traffic noise made it hard to hear the music and impossible to hear the words. A set of speakers on the opposite side of the road would help. Our photos included trucks and buses blocking the tower. Even a... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'd read various brochures about this so we rushed to get there for the 7pm after arriving in Stratford. Takes 5 minutes, was entertaining, a scene from Romeo and Juliet, an unexpected delight.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in this quaint little town, history placards all along the street. Well written articals. Taranaki we will be back.

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Thank Christine W
Invercargill, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This is a glockenspiek tower, but there were limited times for hearing it, so sadly we did not hang around in Stratford to hear the clock. The tower itself is certainly intersting and dominates the high street

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Not worth making a trip to see, but if you're passing at the right time, have a laugh at this Glockenspiel clock tower.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Was told this was a must see, as I was nearby at the relevant time I stopped to look. Couldn't hear and the figures I thought were poor. Don't go out of your way to see it.

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Thank Supergranbee
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The action is only at certain hours so I missed the glockenspiel and the action. The clock tower is in the main street / highway, so being there at a quiet time is problematic. Still the cafes and i Site are nearby, so it is not a wasted trip.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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7 reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The details on the clock tower are fascinating and whenever I travel to Stratford that's the first thing I look out for

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Skip this. It is not even quaint, just plain bad. You can't hear the music or words because of the trucks passing by and the animation is so basic that it hurts. People built more elaborate things 500 years ago.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Super cool clock has the Romeo and Juliet characters moving and talking at certain times. We went at the 10:00 am one but it doesn't run every hour it is only certain ones ( Sorry, I am unsure on the times.) Worth a visit and it only takes about 5 minutes.

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