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Beckford's Tower

Lansdown Road, Bath BA1 9BH, England
44-1225-460705
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Ranked #42 of 87 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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Vienna, Austria
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Westbury,Wilts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

What a wonderful tower. The views are fantastic, building is very interesting and there is a great mini museum there. Also around the tower is the graveyard which is well worth a visit.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Couldn't go inside, got my days muddled somehow. Did have a wander around the surrounding Victorian cemetry on a misty day, eeek! Will return to climb this tower on a clear day hopefully. Fascinating, unique,yet again. Tell me you wouldn't have a worry on halloween in this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Stayed one night,11th Of October.What a fantastic place,with its own Cemetary. Beckford is buried there along with other famous people. Access to the tower an added bonus. A real gem,worth a stay for that special occasion. Just a short bus ride to the centre of Bath.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

No trouble parking - you may be the only visitor! A unique edifice by a very very wealthy English nutter. At one time was maybe Britain's number one on the wealth table. Despite his collapsing abbey etc., his tower still stands. An unpublisied gem

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Bath UK
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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

It was a superb day when we eventually arrived at Beckford's Tower after our walk up from Bath across the fields at the back. The gold flake dome on the top shone brightly in the sun. Well worth the walk up inside and visit to the small museum

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Bath, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Beckford's Tower really is a wonderful museum on the outskirts of Bath, set on top of Lansdown Hill and overlooking the city. It has the most amazing 360 degree views across Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and into Wales from the very top of the tower. It is unique, as it is the only museum in the world dedicated to William Beckford,... More

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Muscat, Oman
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17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

A small museum, the tower has an intersting history and is well presented. The best thing are the fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. Only limited numbers are allowed up so you have plenty of space and comfort to enjoy the views which makes for a relaxed visit. Well organised and unusual.

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

Worth a visit, interesting history and great views from the top.

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