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Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre

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What an example of reclamation

Enthusiastic guide made our short tour through the arches interesting and informative. A very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newbury, United Kingdom
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Mystery Tunnels

An unusal attraction a little off the main Liverpool visitor beat but worth the extra distance... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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A remarkable attraction in an unremarkable area of the city. Here is an extraordinary collection of tunnels and chambers commissioned by 19th century Victorian industrialist Joseph Williamson. His motivations for the work are still a mystery, but...more
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Smithdown Lane | The Old Stableyard, Liverpool L7 3ED, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enthusiastic guide made our short tour through the arches interesting and informative. A very surprising repurposing of worked out quarry - in the centre o& Liverpool!!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thought that we were going to see and walk through a labyrinth of tunnels but sadly without standing and listening to the guide this could be achieved within 3 to 4 minutes. Informative. Cafe and charity shop on site. For what it is the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Tunnel_Boss, Manager at Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're sorry you were disappointed with your visit. Unfortunately, much of the vast network of tunnels that were originally created have been filled in over the years or destroyed completely so we are left with just a remnant. The Heritage Centre exists to give visitors...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hills have eyes is a understatement, easy to find with a sat nav, amenities were a bit to be disiried, your guide was informative but actually tunnels were not very long, I suppose if your a history of Liverpool buff u will love it

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jdcdnorthwales
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An unusal attraction a little off the main Liverpool visitor beat but worth the extra distance. The full story behind the building of the tunnels is unknown to this day but the visit gives a good insight into their construction and surprisingly large original extent....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Owenian
Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Williamson Tunnels. It is such an interesting place and a really interesting story behind the tunnels. Our tour lasted about 45mins and our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It's run on an entirely voluntary basis, and costing...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 3, 2019

i'm a frequent visitor to Liverpool and only recently heard about it. Yes, the amount of tunnels that are accessible by the public is limited, but the story is fascinating especially as told by our tour guide Pat. She made the 3/4 hour tour so...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

Had seen the signpost to the tunnels but never knew what they were. This was my mother’s Day present with my son and what an interesting place to visit. Carl our guide gave us lots of information and made it a fun visit. The frustrating...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Trapezequeen
Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

We have been meaning to visit the tunnels for sometime and so glad we did. Great that there is free parking at the site. Pat our tour guide was fabulous and made the tour really enjoyable, such an interesting place of history.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank WirralLynn
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Not as long or as interesting as I thought it would be. Guide full of knowledge, cafe basic but cheerful. Toilets need a clean down. Loads of cobwebs. Glad I went but would not do this tour again for quite a while.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Morris R
Reviewed March 12, 2019

An excellent 40 minutes guided tour explained to us (a group of 5) about what we were looking at and ideas as to why the tunnels were built. The guide was well informed. Using the national Rail 241 offer made it cheap too. they're hoping...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Matthew N
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February 15, 2019|
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Response from blueval | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so but give them a call
September 30, 2018|
Response from 126margaretm | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no idea ,we went by the 79 bus which stops almost outside. However it is in a non commercial area, in a housing area so would probably not be a problem
Keith H
September 12, 2018|
Response from Tunnel_Boss | Property representative |
£4.50 for adults, £4 for concessions, £3 for childre, Under 5's - free. The guided tour through part of Williamson's labyrinth takes about 45 minutes.