About Prince of Wales Tower

Prince of Wales TowerLocated in Halifax, the Prince of Wales Tower is an 18th century naval emplacement which once protected Halifax harbor from foreign invaders. Originally built to counter French ships, it is stout and short, a sharp contrast to what most people think of when they think of a tower. After the destruction of the French fleet during the Napoleonic Wars, it was thought that tower would be needed to defend Canada from the American navy. When this did not come to pass, the Prince of Wales tower, along with the nearby Martello tower, were turned into national monuments, and the land surrounding them was eventually turned into Pleasant Park.

The Prince of Wales tower is of the Martello design, which was developed in the late 1700s to counter ship batteries. The low profile and wide stance makes it hard to hit, and the round shape makes it difficult for cannonballs to penetrate inwards. Its primary purpose was to serve as a nigh-indestructible magazine for the storage of guns and power, though it also had emplacements for four guns on the roof. The roof itself is of extremely strong all-stone construction with a dome in the middle. This unique construction was hoped to prevent the tower's destruction by mortar shells, which travel in a high arc and usually strike the roofs of forts, avoiding the armor.

Pleasant Park is open year round with no entry fee, and is popular among the local for walking dogs or just getting outside. The Prince of Wales tower itself has been artistically restored and is a national landmark, with a small museum and a few artifacts put on display. It is only open in the summer.

Hampton Halifax Downtown

Hampton Halifax Downtown

0.2 miles from Prince of Wales Tower

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Guest Score: 0/10

1960 Brunswick Street | Halifax, NS

from $74.00

Built in May 2014, Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown is located in Halifax. It boasts an indoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi access throughout. S...read more.

The Prince George Hotel

The Prince George Hotel

0.2 miles from Prince of Wales Tower

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Guest Score: 9/10

1725 Market Street | Halifax, NS

from CA$124.00

Set in the heart of downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, only 210 metres from the Scotiabank Centre, this hotel offers luxurious guestrooms, first-rate serv...read more.

Homewood Halifax Downtown

Homewood Halifax Downtown

0.2 miles from Prince of Wales Tower

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Guest Score: 6/10

1960 Brunswick Street | Halifax, NS

from $80.00

Built in May 2014, Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax - Downtown is located in Halifax, adjacent to the World Trade and Convention Centre. It boasts an...read more.

Delta Hotels By Marriott Halifax

Delta Hotels By Marriott Halifax

0.3 miles from Prince of Wales Tower

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Guest Score: 8/10

1990 Barrington Street | Halifax, NS

from $98.00

Centrally located in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the Link walkway system, this hotel offers lavish amenities near the Casino Nova Scotia and the...read more.

Residence Inn Halifax Downtown

Residence Inn Halifax Downtown

0.3 miles from Prince of Wales Tower

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Guest Score: 9/10

1599 Grafton St. | Halifax, NS

from CA$107.00

Centrally located in the business district in downtown Halifax, this hotel offers studios and suites with fully equipped kitchens. A complimentary hot...read more.

Cambridge Suites Halifax

Cambridge Suites Halifax

0.3 miles from Prince of Wales Tower

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Guest Score: 9/10

1583 Brunswick Street | Halifax, NS

from CA$96.00

Offering free WiFi, this modern hotel is situated in the centre of downtown Halifax. The rooftop patio features stunning views of the city. Halifax Ci...read more.

Delta Hotels By Marriott Barrington

Delta Hotels By Marriott Barrington

0.3 miles from Prince of Wales Tower

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Guest Score: 8/10

1875 Barrington Street | Halifax, NS

from $91.00

Located in the heart of downtown Halifax on the Link walkway system, the Delta Barrington is has free WiFi and an on-site restaurant. Halifax Citadel ...read more.

The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

0.3 miles from Prince of Wales Tower

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Guest Score: 8/10

1515 South Park Street | Halifax, NS

from CA$115.00

Less than 10 minutes' walk from the Citadel National Historic Site, this Halifax hotel offers free WiFi. First-rate services and comfortable guestroom...read more.

The Hollis Halifax - A Doubletree Suites By Hilton

The Hollis Halifax - A Doubletree Suites By Hilton

0.4 miles from Prince of Wales Tower

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Guest Score: 9/10

1649 Hollis Street | Halifax, NS

from $88.00

With stunning views of the historic harbour in Halifax, Nova Scotia, this all-suite hotel offers relaxing facilities in an ideal location in the city'...read more.

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

0.4 miles from Prince of Wales Tower

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Guest Score: 9/10

1919 Upper Water Street | Halifax, NS

from CA$131.00

Less than 5 minutes' walk from Casino Nova Scotia, this non-smoking hotel is located in downtown Halifax. Free WiFi is available throughout, Every ro...read more.

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