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“Near the river attraction”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Bell Tower

The Bell Tower
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$34.22*
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History, Culture and Heritage Walking Tour of Perth
Ranked #18 of 178 things to do in Perth
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Owner description: Twelve of the 18 bells in this tower came from London's St.-Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square as a Bicentenary gift to the people of Western Australia in 1988. Originally cast in the 13th century and recast in the 16th and 18th centuries, they were rung at the homecoming of James Cook after his voyage of discovery in 1771, after the Battle of El Alamein in 1942 and at the coronation of every British monach since George II in 1727.
Brampton, Canada
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“Near the river attraction”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

The Bell Tower tolls every noon and certain times of the day. You can hear the chimes from this bell structure all over downtown Perth.

Its near the Perth Wheel (Ferris Wheel) and the ferry terminal. Nice place to spend the day while touring Perth.

The Perth Tour bus stop just infront of this structure. Likewise free buses stops infront of Bell Tower.

Visited September 2012
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Belltower1, Manager at The Bell Tower, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Thanks for taking the time out of your day to review us. We love the images.
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“Swan Bells Of Perth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

Seen this building on a brochure on my first day in Perth, and thought that it looked like a nice place to see. I'm very glad I did. It's a beautiful mix of contemporary architecture and historic indulgence. I got to ring the church bells, and the instructor even made a few jokes about me being Scottish, which was a good laugh. There are plenty of displays which tell you all about the history of the building and it's contents, and the view from the 6th floor platform is fantastic. Definitely worth the $14.

Visited March 2013
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Belltower1, Manager at The Bell Tower, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thanks for your review and great feedback. We are please that you enjoyed your visit.
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Salem
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“Great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

For people interested in bells and future development on the banks of Swan rive, this is a must. If possible, get the coupon from tour guide books with 5 dollars off the ticket.

Visited February 2013
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Belltower1, Manager at The Bell Tower, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are very lucky to be able to get a first hand look at the works for Elizabeth Quay.
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Okatie, South Carolina, USA
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“Beautiful Bells”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

I only had a few hours in Perth and was scheduled for the River Ferry back to Fremantle, so I thought the Bell Tower would be fun to see. I was there at 10 (opening time ) and basically had the place to myself for the first 30 minutes, which was delightful. Enjoyed the architectural features and of course the sound of the bells. I agree you need to get your timing right as some one noted in their review. I did not know about the bell ringing demonstration and participation until I was descending the stairs to leave. What a super surprise that was and lots of fun. Truly hands on the ropes. Thanks to you wonderful volunteers who allow us to experience actual bell ringing. Good way to spend an hour if you are into bells and the wonderful history that goes along with the story.

Visited February 2013
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Belltower1, Manager at The Bell Tower, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thank you for submitting a review. I am very gald that you managed to catch a demonstration and i will pass your message on to the volunteers, they will be so glad to here that you enjoyed your visit.
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Lakewood, Colorado
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“Enjoy it without the fee”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

We went to see it and upon seeing $14 per person decided to just see it from outside. We got some nice photos and enjoyed hearing the bells, but would never pay that much to go up and see them. We sat there for maybe 15 minutes. (Just not our thing.) If you go here, I'd recommend putting morebtime in the meter and walking into the city from here along the courthouse gardens. If you keep going, you'll hit a pedestrian outdoor shopping area (kind of like 3rd st promenade in Santa Monica or the 16th street mall in Denver). There is a funky little Olde England shopping route off of this too. I'm not a big shopper, but it was interesting to see more of an urban environment here than exists in most of Perth.

Visited February 2013
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Belltower1, Manager at The Bell Tower, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thanks for the review and your feedback. We are glad that your at least got to enjoy the bells fromthe outside. Perhaps next time your are in Perth you might like to take a trip inside as there really is quite a lot to see.
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