National Carillon, Canberra

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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. Add National Carillon to your Canberra travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Canberra trip itinerary maker website .
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  • Family and I visited the National Carillon this morning in preparation for a wedding this afternoon. It was great to hear the bells ringing out of the National Carillon over Lake Burley Griffin and se...  more »
  • You must get there when they have a recital (currently Wednesdays and Sundays 12:30 to 1:20pm) otherwise although its a quite pleasant place to visit its really just a another slightly unusual concret...  more »
  • A wonderful place to visit in Summer especially with a picnic, the water and bells make it magic. It's also a great place to take children to.  more »
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  • Great corner of the lake here. Peaceful and scenic. Make sure you follow the little trail to circumnavigate the island. Bring a picnic and a blanket and sir in the beach there enjoying the bird life. Make sure you get the clocks in the hour. Best if you catch a performance of course, but don't worry if you don't. Lovely spot in Canberra.
  • I do love this place... great to hang out and have a picnic and listen to the carillon... it's also a lovely place to walk around.
  • Great looking building (especially in the setting sun) and the island offers some nice locations to watch the birds on the lake. If you time it right, you can even get to hear something of the Carillon as it chimes the hour.
  • Lovely spot on the lake. Lots of birds & wildlife around, as well as a great spot at sunset. Fishing can be a bit hot & cold but worth a try.
  • Beautiful place for a stroll around or a picnic. My 2 year old and I come here alot. There is plenty of wildlife around, my daughter loves watching the swans. A full lap around the island is enough to wear a 2 year old out, which is especially good when mum is sick of going to the park ;) Breathtaking views over the lake at any time of the day

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