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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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