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Beckford's Tower

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A gem just outside Bath

We stayed in this amazingly elegant Landmark Trust apartment carefully restored to its 17th century... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A lovely surprise

I’d never heard of the tower but happened upon it on our walk to the pub for our Sunday roast. The... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom
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The elegant, golden-topped neo-classical tower on Lansdown Hill was built by Henry Goodridge in 1827 as a retreat for the brilliant writer and eccentric William Beckford. Born to great wealth and endowed with precocious talent Beckford created...more
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Beckford Tower Lansdown Tower | Lansdown near the Park and Ride carpark, Bath BA1 9BH, England
+44 1225 460705
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in this amazingly elegant Landmark Trust apartment carefully restored to its 17th century original. Surrounded by an atmospheric graveyard the 154 steps up to great views across Bath and surrounding countryside, it is a gem. The little museum closes in the winter so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

I’d never heard of the tower but happened upon it on our walk to the pub for our Sunday roast. The guides are knowledgable and welcoming happy to guide you round and share the secrets of the tower, make it to the top and you’ll...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Visited on a beautiful sunny Sunday, when I discovered that the walk from the city center to Beckford's Tower was all uphill. And while I applaud the effort of the Bath Preservation Trust, the reward just wasn’t there for me. The tower is an impressive...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

A delightful little museum to the memory of William Beckford a gentleman of considerable wealth and leisure a collector and importer of European style to this area. The view from the tower would have been excellent on a very clear day but less so on...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Fantastic view! It wasn't open when we went - it is closed during the week, so you just walked around, but it was worth it.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Bath is famous for its Roman and Georgian heritage and for anyone that wants to find out about a significant character from its colourful pas, then a trip up Lansdown to view this unique building should be on your list. If possible pick a clear...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

I didn’t know what to expect when it was suggested to visit Beckford’s Tower. It’s a quiet out of the way place surrounded by somewhat wild garden and an old cemetery. Somewhat eccentric but really interesting with helpful staff on site.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank BathForest72
Reviewed January 21, 2018

I return to the tower regularly when I have visitors. It is a convenient location to take them to get a sense of the area. The cemetery next door where Beckford resides is worth a visit and also has a good view.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank johnnietoad
Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

We’ve just returned after joining friends for 3 days during their 5 day stay. The tower apartment was beautiful. Great history, decor and totally stunning views. Everything about this stay was quality from the art work to kitchen equipment etc. Bit shocked to see people...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank bloodypasswords
Reviewed September 2, 2017

The view from the tower is breathtaking. We went on a sunny early September day. We climbed up to the top and spent a good 10 minutes in the viewing section. It was really is outstanding! The ladies at the door were fun and helpful,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Susie H
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March 2, 2016|
Response from Janey A | Property representative |
Hello It's extremely rare for the slots to all be full, but should that be the case the Lansdown Park and Ride car park is only 500 m away. Hope to see you soon! Janey