The Albert Memorial Clock (more commonly referred to as the Albert Clock) is a clock tower situated at Queen's Square in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was completed in 1869 and is one of the best known landmarks of Belfast.
In 1865 a competition for the design of a memorial to Queen Victoria's late Prince Consort, Prince Albert, was won by W. J. Barre, who had earlier designed Belfast's Ulster Hall. Initially Barre was not awarded his prize and the contract was secretly given to Lanyon, Lynn, and Lanyon, who had come second. Following public outcry the contract was eventually awarded to Barre. The construction cost of £2,500 (2011: £196,000) was raised by public subscription.
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Robert Tumilson | Jan 15, 2018
Interesting attraction. Because the area is build on re-claimed land, the ground below is quite soft so if you look at the clock from high street, you can see that the clock quite visibly leans.
John Wilson | Feb 23, 2018
A Belfast institution. Photograph it, be in the photo and love it in comparison to some of the other garbage 'art' in the city.
Darren McLeod | Oct 5, 2017
A very cool clock that rivals Big Ben in all but scale. Definitely worth stopping by if you are close but don’t go out of your way.
Marcelo KS | Sep 23, 2017
Mini Big Ben :D I like to piss off people there. It is a great monument. Worth the visit. It is also next to the Big fish, so... no excuses, go there if you visit Belfast.
Ciaran Connolly | Mar 5, 2017
Iconic landmark just off the centre of Belfast. Great for meeting - normally plenty of events in this area - in custom house square...plus plenty of traffic drives around this way every day - so its a landmark everyone recognises. Belfast's own leaning tower of Pisa :-)
Michel Condoroussis | May 13, 2018
The city of Belfast is quite beautiful and this is right near the center. The clock tower stands above the surrounding buildings and brings it a very nice look. The city is fairly small so you can walk across it all with no issue and walking is great with crosswalks and large sidewalks. The clock itself has an interesting little history noted on the plaque next to it. Build for a tiny sum (although likely a lot when converted to today) it started to lean and had to be fixed for a much larger amount. It is in memory of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's husband.
Stuart Thomson | Jul 3, 2018
I nice old clock tower, showing it's age with a noticeable lean. Except unlike other leaning twoers, you don't have people posing for photos trying to hold it up. Located in between the city centre and the River Lagan, it's a nice attraction to pass by on your way to other places.
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