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Sir Fabian reopens Victoria tower
Victoria Tower will be open all year round
The tower was built in honour of Queen Victoria
A Guernsey tower that was closed for the past six years has been opened to the public again.

The 19th Century Victoria Tower in St Peter Port was closed in 1999 because of safety concerns.

The restoration project was held up by a lack of money and the re-opening has been delayed on several occasions.

The island's Lieutenant Governor, Sir Fabian Malbon, officially reopened the tower at a special ceremony on Wednesday afternoon.

The tower, which was built in honour of Queen Victoria, was reopened on her birthday.

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert paid a surprise visit to the island in August 1846, which whilst brief was the first visit to Guernsey by a reigning monarch.



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