Snapshot: 13 Photos of Grand British Clocks

We’ve hit the holidays, it’s the final stretch of the year and next thing you know it’ll be 2014. While time is speeding by, let’s slow it down by perusing some of U.K.’s towering clocks. Take a look at this snapshot of 13 “time machines”:

The Bracket Clock and timbered gables, High Street, Winchester, (ames Emmerson/Robert Harding /AP)

If in doubt, just look up. The Bracket Clock on High Street in Winchester, England hangs opposite the timbered gables. (James Emmerson/Robert Harding /AP)

Canongate Tolbooth, Royal Mile, The Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotlan (Amanda Hall/Robert Harding /AP )

This emerald encased clock can be found in Canongate Tolbooth on the Royal Mile in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Amanda Hall/Robert Harding /AP)

The East Gate Clock, located in Chester, Cheshire, England has a festive flair. (Robert Harding /AP)

The East Gate Clock, located in Chester, Cheshire, England has a festive flair. (Robert Harding /AP)

You won't find yourself running late with the  Clyde Clock located outside the Langs Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland. (ean Brooks/Robert Harding /AP)

You won’t find yourself running late with the Clyde Clock located outside the Langs Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland. (ean Brooks/Robert Harding /AP)

The astronomical clock is the focal point of Clock Court located inside of Hampton Court Palace located in London, England. (oy Rainford/Robert Harding /AP)

This astronomical clock is the focal point of Clock Court, found inside of Hampton Court Palace, located in London, England. (Roy Rainford/Robert Harding /AP)

It's not a bad idea to have a hard-to-miss clock at every train station like this one at St. Pancras Station in London, England. (Ellen Rooney/Robert Harding /AP)

It’s not a bad idea to have a hard-to-miss clock at every train station like this one at St. Pancras Station in London, England. (Ellen Rooney/Robert Harding/AP)

No risk of turning into a pumpkin with this clock at this shopping arcade in Bournemouth, Dorset, England. (Pearl Bucknall/Robert Harding /AP)

Keep on schedule with this hanging clock located at a shopping arcade in Bournemouth, Dorset, England. (Pearl Bucknall/Robert Harding /AP)

Town Hall, located in Manchester, England ... (Charles Bowman/Robert Harding /AP)

Manchester, England’s Town Hall is home to Great Abel, the clock bell. (Charles Bowman/Robert Harding /AP)

The Pierhead Building was the headquarters for the Bute Dock Company in 1897. (Donald Nausbaum/Robert Harding/AP)

The Pierhead Building in Cardiff, Wales is topped up with a clock, which is unofficially known as the “Baby Big Ben.” (Donald Nausbaum/Robert Harding/AP)

American George W. Childs gifted the clock tower to Stratford upon Avon, in Warwickshire, England, to mark the Jubilee of Queen Victoria. (David Hughes/Robert Harding /AP)

American George W. Childs gifted this clock tower to Stratford upon Avon, in Warwickshire, England, to mark the Jubilee of Queen Victoria. (David Hughes/Robert Harding /AP)

The Albert Clock in Belfast, Northern Ireland was installed in (WIKI)

The Albert Memorial Clock in Belfast, Northern Ireland opened in 1870. (WIKI)

FLAMSTEED HOUSE, GREENWICH, UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, LONDON, ENGLAND. (Robert Harding Productions /AP)

Flamsteed House, a U.N.E.S.C.O World Heritage Site, located in Greenwich, London, England, has a GMT world clock. (Robert Harding Productions /AP)

Of course, the Big Dadd of 'em all, Big Ben and its clock face, located in Parliament Square, London, England. (Ethel Davies/Robert Harding /AP)

Of course, the Big Daddy of ‘em all, this clock tower holds a bell, which is known as Big Ben, located in Parliament Square, London, England. (Ethel Davies/Robert Harding /AP)

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