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“Very narrow stairs,not for the faint hearted.”
Review of Belfort

Belfort
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$75.33*
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Brugge Day Trip from London
Ranked #6 of 154 things to do in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The most important of Bruges' towers stands 83 metres tall. It houses, amongst other things, a carillon with 47 melodious bells. In the reception area, waiting visitors can discover all kinds of interesting information about the history and working of this unique world-heritage protected belfry. Those who take on the challenge of climbing the tower can pause for a breather on the way up in the old treasury, where the city's charters, seal and public funds were kept during the Middle Ages, and also at the level of the impressive clock or in the carillonneur's chamber. Finally, after a tiring 366 steps, your efforts will be rewarded with a breath-taking and unforgettable panoramic view of Bruges and her surroundings.
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Very narrow stairs,not for the faint hearted.”
Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

As everyone has already told you, it's 336 steps and the views from the top are brilliant and with the right camera you can get brilliant shots. The information on the way up gives you opportunities to read about the tower/bells and also to catch your breath and pretend its not a difficult journey! My negatives -€8 euros to climb some steps, no guide book or leaflet and you have to cross people coming up and down on very narrow spiral stairs. They let 70 up at a time but there is no time restriction so you could queue for some time.

Visited June 2013
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“Not that hard to climb”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Going up is easier than going down the 366 steps. However, the steps become easier as you go higher as the steps are smooth/flat newer wooden ones.

Visited June 2013
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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“Definitely worth it”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Brilliant views of the city from the top. A bit of a queue but worth the wait. The stairs are a bit steep as you get close to the top so not for everyone but great fun.

Visited June 2013
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“Impressive views”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Very glad we did this and climbed all 366 steps - certainly not for the faint hearted! The views are very impressive once you finally reach the top. We managed to get to the top pretty much on the hour and heard the bells chiming.

You may have to wait for this attraction as they only allow so many up at a time. We visited at 10:30am on a Friday and there was a 20 minute wait already so arrive early if you can.

Visited June 2013
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Dublin
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“Long wait but worth the views!”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

We waited on line for 40 mins on Sunday, fortunately the day was nice and sunny. Only one person serving on the desk to collect payment and serving from the shop, the queue going down the stairs and out towards the front of building people left due to long wait. Not for faint hearted, lot of steep steps to climb so if you have heart condition avoid should be signage to that effect. My Mother is 70 and fit was able to climb up/down (no lifts), great views and documentary en route and as Unesco World heritage monument attracts lot of crowds.

Visited June 2013
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