The Town Clock, Launceston

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One of the most recognizable features in town, The Town Clock was installed in 1909 and features five bells imported from England. In 2011, the town officials considered stopping the clock from striking at night, as the sound bothered tourists staying in the city center. The plan was never carried out. Adjacent to the clock tower you'll find the town's visitor center. Before you head to Launceston, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Launceston tour planner, to make sure you see all that Launceston has to offer, including The Town Clock.
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  • Interesting to see and hear the chimes, opposite the gorgeous Town Hall building.Visitors info centre next door. There are so many beautiful well maintained historic buildings in Launceston, all of wh...  more »
  • Great to see and hear functioning clock stayed nearby and you sure can hear it. Good to see the town has not silenced it reminder of the past when a lot of people would have used it.  more »
  • It's well worth finding this building when you're in Launceston. Indeed, the architecture throughout the city is very interesting. The one drawback is that the clock chimes loudly day and night, so if...  more »

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Where to stay in Launceston

Many visitors to Launceston choose to settle into one of the area's spacious rental apartments, which offer large rooms and plenty of privacy. Equally comfortable, the city's centrally located four-star hotels include onsite restaurants and air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs and satellite channels. A less expensive alternative, Launceston's inns provide a convenient base for backpackers and causal travelers arriving without prior reservations. If you want something atmospheric and historical, look for guesthouses located in well-preserved Georgian and Victorian buildings. 
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