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Carleton Martello Tower

Address: 454 Whipple Street, Saint John, New Brunswick E2M 2R3, Canada
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Phone: (506) 636 4011

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Before the pleasant time spent in Carleton Martello Tower, people would build many forts to resist the invasion of others. However, over time, many forts have been damaged, and the few remaining are now protected. The Carleton Martello Tower in St. John’s is like that. I can’t help but share the pleasant hours at Carleton Martello Tower. This small round bunker is built on a hillside on the shore, surrounded by reefs and grass. The design of the tower is beautiful, and the tower body is well preserved. The surrounding scenery is great, and you can breathe fresh air by the way, which makes it very pleasant. There are exhibits and pictures inside the tower, allowing visitors to better understand the past and present of the tower, which is very interesting. It is said that you can enjoy the view of the city from the top of the tower, but unfortunately, tourists are now prohibited from going upstairs to view the scenery. Historical background We watched some video clips inside the tower and learned that the tower was a military installation designed and built by the British more than 200 years ago. It played a big role in World War II. There are guides on the square to give detailed explanations, and you can learn a lot about Carleton Martello Tower, which is very helpful for this tour. I personally think that there are plenty of parking spaces around Carleton Martello Tower and the view is amazing. It can be considered a leisurely hour spent here.

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  • TexasCatBird
    TexasCatBird
    Gatesville, TX
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    Tower unimpressive, but good views of town

    Due to structural instability this Martello Tower is surrounded by chain link fencing which is a sad state for such a historic place. However, the city views and view of the cruise ship port were goo...

    Reviewed on /Date(1574581769000+0800)/
  • GordonW318
    GordonW318
    Gloucester, United Kingdom
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    Am Old Martello Tower Restored with Artefacts from Olden Days

    There is a small entrance fee but well worth it as this place is very interesting. This is one of the few surviving Martello Towers built for the war of 1812 but not completed until 3 years later. One...

    Reviewed on /Date(1573344222000+0800)/
  • Shirley S
    Shirley S
    San Ramon, California, USA
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    The movie at the visitor center was interesting

    The tower was in reasonable shape, but it is just a tower; we were not able to go inside the tower because of concerns about the integrity of the roof. The movie at the visitor center was very inform...

    Reviewed on /Date(1572504323000+0800)/
  • wldtravels
    wldtravels
    florida
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    3.5 stars if it's free--now it costs to enter--needs a lot of perks if it costs money

    This tower was closed when we got there. Nothing is nearby, so it is not really worth going to by itself. Now that it costs money to enter (assuming it is ever open), it is a stretch to recommend. ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1571811574000+0800)/
  • GARY W
    GARY W
    Westbury, New York, USA
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    This tower was bult for the war of 1812

    Carelton Martello Tower was built during the WAR OF 1812. Located at a very high land cropping and of course overlooking the the harbor and the Bay of Fundy. It is presently not open for internal view...

    Reviewed on /Date(1571555090000+0800)/

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