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The Big Fiddle

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Nice photo op location

Its by the harbor and its a nice place to take pictures. Its nice for a walk in the evening after... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada

I know it's only a big fiddle but I liked it. No need to make a special trip but the area around... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Milford, Michigan
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74 Esplanade St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A1, Canada
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All reviews cruise ship great photo opportunity cape breton musical heritage board walk sydney waterfront inside the building water front nova scotia nice boardwalk in town great spot i'm sure free wifi ships landmark pavilion
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Reviewed today

We stopped at Sydney for the day during a fall cruise to the Canadian Maritimes. The giant fiddle is right at the dock and is quite impressive.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ronald R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I live not too far from the Big Fiddle and it is definitely a must see for tourist. Our cruise ships visitors dock here. It’s a Cape Breton icon that we are all very proud of

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Viola P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its by the harbor and its a nice place to take pictures. Its nice for a walk in the evening after you have had a bite to eat at nearby pubs like the The Governor's or the Old Triangle.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wingz101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in Sydney on a cruise, and thought that the Big Fiddle was a very memorable landmark, which we'll remember when we look back on our cruise. It was very popular and everybody wanted to take pictures of it. It was a lot of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Goldie1520
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn't make a special trip unless you were close, but it was great to see as we got of our ships tender. It has great celtic history as its founding and the fiddle is certainly big.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shonas804
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The world's largest illuminated (at night) fiddle is found in the Sydney harbour. This fiddle is 60 feet tall and is accompanied by a bow and plays a variety of music composed by a local musician. I'm told that it is made of solid steel,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Claudetteth
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The people are so friendly and there is always music and laughter in the air especially when the cruise ships come in. Great spot for family fun and so much to do for everyone of all ages and budgets.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rhonda R
Reviewed 3 November 2018

I know it's only a big fiddle but I liked it. No need to make a special trip but the area around it - the boardwalk, shops, etc. - were fun to wander through.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MimiandPapa2862
Reviewed 2 November 2018

It's not worth a special trip to go see it, but getting off a cruise ship, you will. It's big. That's about the extent of its allure.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kschroed
Reviewed 1 November 2018

We almost missed seeing this bcs of a bunch of tents erected around it, and although it is very large and lovely, we unfortunately didn't see it as a big deal.

Date of experience: September 2018
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17 July 2018|
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Response from martin0612 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I an aware of and I doubt it die to the missing number of attractions. Enkodiert your Trip to Nova Scotia, Regards Martin
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13 June 2018|
Response from thesteevesgroup | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what you are asking. We took the photo of the big Fiddle at the port.
7 November 2017|
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Response from camellad2017 | Reviewed this property |
The fiddle weighs 10 tons.