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Stratford Clock Tower

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Address: Broadway | Stratford, Stratford, New Zealand
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I came at ghe wrong time

The action is only at certain hours so I missed the glockenspiel and the action. The clock tower is in the main street / highway, so being there at a quiet time is problematic... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
platypus150
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The action is only at certain hours so I missed the glockenspiel and the action. The clock tower is in the main street / highway, so being there at a quiet time is problematic. Still the cafes and i Site are nearby, so it is not a wasted trip.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The details on the clock tower are fascinating and whenever I travel to Stratford that's the first thing I look out for

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New Delhi, India
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Skip this. It is not even quaint, just plain bad. You can't hear the music or words because of the trucks passing by and the animation is so basic that it hurts. People built more elaborate things 500 years ago.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Super cool clock has the Romeo and Juliet characters moving and talking at certain times. We went at the 10:00 am one but it doesn't run every hour it is only certain ones ( Sorry, I am unsure on the times.) Worth a visit and it only takes about 5 minutes.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The clock or Glockenspiel, has characters who come out on the hour and recite from Romeo and Juliet. It was attracting the tourists and their cameras and videos so is of local interest.

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We happened to be there when it was showing the characters. I'm assuming it does it every hour on the hour. There is a recording that goes with each character and is based on a Shakespearean part.

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Thank Gwen U
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is the restored clocktower. The have used original clock faces. Everyday at 9:am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm Romeo and Juliet's figures opn windows with background commentary and at the end both of them appear in the balcony. Very well presented. Sho goes on for five minutes. Visited the place on 06 January 2017.

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Thank Samuel M
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

31/12/16: Ok, don't make a special trip to see this! Unfortunately having seen a few in Europe this is very mediocre but good on Stratford for this uniqueness. Could not hear what Romeo & Juliet were saying; very rude locals knew when the show would begin and drove up the street honking their car horns.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Just happened to be passing at 7pm when Romeo and Juliet popped out of the clock tower for a little show. Was cute to see and good timing as we just passed on the spur of the moment. A good thing for children to see.

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in Stratford on our way to Eltham to buy some beer and upon leaving the 4square we walked past the tower. It was 1pm and the scenes of Romeo & Juliet were playing. What a crack up. I wouldn't recommend driving from Auckland to see it but if you stay on Regan st, (another awesome thing in Stratford)... More 

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