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Nicely Preserved Martello Tower

When looking up activities to see and experience during our most recent trip to the Halifax area, I... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Victoria, Canada
Interesting view from the outside

Interesting building part of the defense system build by the British empire to protect the Halifax... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Alvaro P
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8 Jul 2018
“Nicely Preserved Martello Tower”
6 May 2018
“Interesting view from the outside”
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Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

When looking up activities to see and experience during our most recent trip to the Halifax area, I stumbled across the Prince of Wales Tower. As a bit of a history buff, the site intrigued me. I knew it was old, but didn’t know how...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Apart from some information on plaques, this site seems forgotten. There are some artefacts in a case just down the path . This is about a 7 minute walk from the top parking lot.

Thank Stacey D
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Interesting building part of the defense system build by the British empire to protect the Halifax harbour, it is an interesting construction, but it could take visitors to another level if they could get inside the tower. Nevertheless, interesting history behind the tower. If you...More

Thank Alvaro P
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

It is tucked away in the park and you may find it as you walk about. There are a few placards that provide a description. No access inside.

Thank giffenk
Reviewed 2 December 2017

This is a former military installation built in 1796 and is a Martello tower. It was used at various times as part of the defense works of the port of Halifax. There is no public access into the building. There is a plaque on the...More

Thank trainfan2000
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

A tower with history rooted in the defense of Halifax - unfortunately, you cannot go inside the structure

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Besides being so ancient with such a huge history why miss up on seeing it? It is a bit of walk however you get to see all the natural surroundings before you get there. That is the great thing about nature...it is always changing to...More

Thank Brewster8861
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I purposely went to Point Pleasant Park just to see the tower and when I finally found it (I got a little lost) I was a little disappointed. I thought I would be able to go inside but unfortunately you can't. I walked around the...More

Thank Vanessa B
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Just a very old building located at point pleasant park. Not really much to see but if going for a walk in the park than it's worth the quick visit while passing by.

Thank JDTravelhome
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We have visited the Prince of Wales Tower several times, it being in Point Pleasant Park. We have been inside previously but it is only open certain times in the summer.

Thank Edwin F
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