National Carillon, Canberra

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
A gift from the British government to the people of Australia, the National Carillon houses 55 bells that play a tune every hour. A carillon is a set of bells that are played using an automatic keyboard or mechanism similar to a piano, much like an organ in a large cathedral. The building where the National Carillon is based on a concept by Don Ho and designed by architects Cameron and Chisholm Nicol. The monument stands tall over a landscaped park next the National Workers Memorial, so visitors can remember their loved ones with the sounding of the bells. National Carillon is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Fyshwick Edition.
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  • The music may annoy some people - but the island is nice for a stroll. It's also a nice setting off point around the lake, 
  • Plays all kinds of music, including folk and pop music arrangements, classical, contemporary compositions, and more. Concerts are always free and the music can be enjoyed on the island or across the l...  read more »
  • We called past the Carillion at dusk, and the views were just amazing. It is a nice spot for a walk, or a picnic. 
  • It's the heart of the lake and my opinion the city as well. A scenic and beautiful area. Family friendly and free. It's also pet friendly, and plenty of wildlife to see. Definitely a must visit if you're in Canberra.
  • On edge of the serene Lake Burley Griffin. This imposing building is a must see and hear the bell tolls
  • Beautiful little island. Great for picnics with that special someone
  • Impressive slightly odd looking building, yet to hear it chime, though!
  • Sunday morning on a good day join the other bike riders, walkers and picnickers lolling within earshot of the carillon performances. You will find a nice mobile coffee van and clean toilets in Kings Park.
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