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Stratford Clock Tower

Broadway | Stratford, Stratford, New Zealand
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Quirky little piece of twee!

There is nothing earth shattering in this performance it's just a lovely bit of twee in the middle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kerry M
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Worth a look.

Overseas visitor alerted us to this wee show. Apparently it was damaged but now working well. Could... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
leslee2012
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  • Excellent28%
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  • Poor3%
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“traffic noise” (2 reviews)
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Broadway | Stratford, Stratford, New Zealand
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"worth a visit"
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"chimes"
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"birthplace"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing earth shattering in this performance it's just a lovely bit of twee in the middle of a little rural town. See it (and take photos) so you can say (and prove) you've done it. Sit across the road and wait for the...More

Thank Kerry M
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Overseas visitor alerted us to this wee show. Apparently it was damaged but now working well. Could do with decent speakers. Nice little surprise in Main Street. Good 5 mins of free activity.

Thank leslee2012
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

This eye-catching Glockenspiel clocktower re-enacts the Shakespeare story of Romeo and Juliet in the town named after that bard's birthplace in England. Worth a visit around the times it strikes.

Thank Emeralda
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Passing through Stratford and saw everyone looking at the clock. Was very surprised by the cute glockenspiel. Very well done for small town New Zealand

Thank barefootlouise
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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Arrived in Stratford following a wet and windy journey. Parked the car close by and was entertained for a few minutes. Shame that the the voices could not be heard due to the traffic noise.

Thank Ton AJJ v
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Worth timing your visit to hear the bells which sound as per attached photograph. Quaint old building with a Carillon that still plays.

Thank Adrian M
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

We weren't expecting to find a glockenspiel here with a 5 minute 'performance' of Romeo and Juliet. Worth a look but difficult to hear the story because of the cars and trucks going by.

Thank Kim F
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

An enjoyable 5 minutes of Shakespeare! Hard to hear when trucks rumble past! Only plays at 10, 1, 3 and 7pm. Was worth a short stop on way round Mt Egmont, but not worth going out of your way for.

Thank Tracey S
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Watching the clock working is good fun for the whole family to enjoy, it is a experience to be watched

Thank dianna M
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We went to great pains to head to Stratford to see this clock perform at a set time only to find that the clock hadn’t been changed for daylight saving so there was no performance. If this is one of the town’s pristine attractions surely...More

Thank DaveDogNZ
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