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Address: Lionel St., Birmingham B3 1HQ, England
Phone Number: 44-121-693-6300
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Standing just under 500 feet in height, this major Birmingham landmark is...

Standing just under 500 feet in height, this major Birmingham landmark is known by the cluster of satellite dishes and aerials that top its crown.

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Tower!

There's not much to say about this tower except its pretty high and you can see it from the outskirts of the city if you're high enough. You can't actually visit the tower or go... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
Si-Em
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Nether Whitacre, United Kingdom
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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281 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Why this has a Trip Advisor page to itself i will never know, its an old ugly tower in the centre of Birmingham. There are so many other great things to see up high like the Bull Ring, rotunder, Cube etc that this isnt really worth a glance.

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Nether Whitacre, United Kingdom
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529 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

There's not much to say about this tower except its pretty high and you can see it from the outskirts of the city if you're high enough. You can't actually visit the tower or go up it.

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Thank Si-Em
Worcester, United Kingdom
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538 reviews
238 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

This is another building from the 1960's it is a slender elegant iconic structure visible for miles. I wish it was open to the public would love to go inside

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

There wasn't much good built in Birmingham in the 1960's but the BT Tower has a simple, functional elegance that makes it one of the few successes, which is just as well as you can hardly avoid it.

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Thank JeremyPC
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The 152 metre high BT Tower in Birmingham is a heritage landmark from the 1960's Whilst it isn't the most architecturally beautiful building it is a symbol of Birmingham's boom years of the 60s when it was billed as the city of the future.

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Thank Jack C
Birmingham
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106 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

They made some terrible mistakes in birmingham in the 60s and 70s and this tower was one of them. When I first saw it I thought it was ugly but now I really like it. It wasn't designed to look good but it's simple design is quite elegant. It's never open to the public but I have been lucky enough... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2,006 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Acting like a beacon, especially at night, to welcome you in to Birmingham. The slender BT Tower opened in 1967 and has a certain beauty in its simplicity. There is no public access unfortunately so you will have to admire from afar. No windows are visible and the satellite dishes at the top have all been removed now that everyone... More 

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Dipolog, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Title says it all really. OK we all need mobl phone connections and 150 plus channels of 24 hour broadcast wall to wall TV, but does it have to be this ugly? Does it? Really?

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The BT tower (formerly known as the post office tower and before that the GTO tower) is a landmark in it's own right for brummies and has stood out in the Birmingham skyline since it's construction in July of 1963 completed in September 1965 and is the tallest building in the city standing in at 152 meters (499 ft). I... More 

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A great addition to the "skyscrapers"of Birmingham.As we drove in from Coventry we noticed this from around 3 miles out.A very high building that we wanted to enter but were told politely not on this occasion.

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