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Beckford's Tower

Lansdown Road, Bath BA1 9BH, England
44-1225-460705
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Ranked #44 of 92 Attractions in Bath
Type: Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We were luck enough to discover there is an apartment adjacent to Beckford's Tower that can be reserved. We spent three nights in an absolutely amazing location. The rooms are beautifully decorated, the beds are comfortable, plenty of space in a large dining/living room, and our own 'private' tower! Cannot recommend more highly!

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Tucson, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There is a nice view and a small collection. There is nothing wrong with what they have, but do not go out of your way for this. It is free for national trust pass holders and there is a little free parking. We went, but stayed less than 25 minutes including climbing the 127 steps if the tower with three... More

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Merthyr Tydfil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

On the outskirts of Bath the website states it is a 45 minute walk from the tourist area but we drove out and glad we did. It was built by William Beckford in 1827 who is also buried in the graveyard surrounding the tower. We enjoy the challenge of climbing towers and have climbed them all over the world, this... More

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I was unlucky to had bus drivers who didn´t know where the next station for Beckford´s Tower were and so I had to drive to a Park & Ride and then walk back almost 15 minutes in the rain to Beckford´s Tower. The exhibition rooms were only two and they have pictures and belonging of the builder of Beckford´s Tower,... More

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Bridlington, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This tower has a fascinating history, with lovely views over Bath and beyond. Would have liked to have been able to climb higher but I guess health and safety do not allow it. Only open at weekends and Bank Holidays.

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