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Address: Lansdown Road, Bath BA1 9BH, England
Phone Number: 44-1225-460705
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Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Built in 1827 for the wealthy eccentric and write William Beckford, this...
Built in 1827 for the wealthy eccentric and write William Beckford, this tower served as his retreat and a storehouse for his rare art and book collections.
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A pleasant surprise

I had long been aware of this tower on the skyine of Bath and meant to visit it, but had not expected to find a great deal on arrival. The walk up from Weston in Bath is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I have driven past Beckford's Tower so many times in the past on my way into Bath, and every time thought to myself that I must visit. I thought the main thing at the attraction would be the views from the top, and indeed, they were splendid views. Whilst the windows are not massive, you can see a long way,... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had a couple of hours to spare on a Sunday afternoon and having lived in Bath for most of my life I had never been to Beckfords tower. So off we went on a bright Sunday. We paid a reasonable admission fee 50pence off for residents and proceeded to climb the stone steps to the top of the tower.... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I had long been aware of this tower on the skyine of Bath and meant to visit it, but had not expected to find a great deal on arrival. The walk up from Weston in Bath is a pleasant one if you don't mind a bit of a climb, and the tower I found to be a revelation. The attached... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Inside the tower there is also a separate staircase through a little door which leads you up to the absolute pinnacle of the tower where the little windows are and the best views are to be found Ask the tour guide for admittance if possible.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had a Groupon so this visit only cost us two pounds each, half of the normal fee. The museum is little more than a room and the tower doesn't take very long to climb so, without the adjacent historic cemetery, it would be a very short trip.We visited on a glorious autumn day so were able to spend a... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What a little gem this place is. Worth the visit, if only to see the fantastic spiral staircase ( a photographers dream ), and to sample the wonderful views.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Fabulous little museum, atmospheric graveyard and stunning views that more people in Bath should experience. Only open at the weekend it's well worth the £4 entrance fee.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

After what seemed like forever climbing the stairs to the top, hoping to get some fresh air and amazing views, it was fairly deceiving as it was a small room with no windows that could open and limited views. On the plus side the cemetery trail was interesting.

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Beckford tower is a jewel on top of Landsdown. Built almost 200 years ago by William Beckford, a rich man who inherited his vast fortune and spent his whole life collecting beautiful things. As he wanted to live within the landscape he had this tower built from where he could drink the beauty of the landscape of Bath and it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Only open on Saturdays and Sundays. Beautiful surrondings. A lovely peaceful cemetery with a magnificent view. A hearty walk from Bath city center. After your visit you should stop by the Hare and Hound.

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Address: Lansdown Road, Bath BA1 9BH, England
Phone Number: 44-1225-460705
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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