The Bell Tower, Perth

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#2 of 12 in Historic Sites in Perth
Come see one of the largest sets of ringing bells in the world at The Bell Tower. The tower is a modern architectural delight, with its copper and glass bell tower and 18 bells. Climb the spiral staircase to ring the bells yourself. Take a rest at the observation deck and enjoy the views of the Swan River and urban surroundings. If you prefer to stay at ground level, walk on the path inlaid with ceramic tiles around the tower. Opened in 2000 to commemorate the new millennium, The Bell Tower has become a city icon. The Bell Tower is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Perth Edition.
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  • We have the opportunity to have an experience to ring the bell alongside the history of the bell that has been brought from England. The tour here are absolutely brilliant.  more »
  • Last time my wife and I visited, the Belltower had just opened to the public. We well remember the derision, the shouts of money wastage, etc. at that time. It has steadily attracted visitors and is n...  more »
  • Would highly recommend coming here the views are beautiful from the top staff are friendly and would also recommend the love lock !  more »
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  • Beautiful place! There is a lot of heritage and history regarding Bells and Australia 2000 year old celebration. If you pay more, you get to try you hands at ringing the bells which is an extremely unforgettable experience. Also certificate is included. The staff are extremely friendly and will be a pleasure to make conversation with.
  • See the historic bells from St Martin's in the Fields in a unique Bell Tower. A good view from the top level too. There are bell demonstrations throughout the day and you get the chance to pull on a bell rope. At certain times the bell ringers practice and demos aren't available then. Best check with the tower before your proposed visit.
  • A must go for tourists! Go up to the top of the tower for a beautiful view! Front side river and rear city! A beautiful structure that pretty much entertains everyone around and in it (Including the staffs!)
  • I arrived just after it closed but it looks really interesting from the outside. Definitely a landmark. And there are all these locks that couples have placed on the chains around the Bell Tower. There are these little fountains in the wrong with coloured lights and a nice place to sit and relax. Lots of restaurants are nearby.
  • It's interesting to look at from a far I guess. A good landmark to meet or a point of reference because it is quite distinctive for a small town like Perth. But I personally would not pay to enter (if I remember correctly it was $10, which is about -$10 more than what I would think is appropriate). Like most things in Perth/perhaps Australia - it's hugely expensive for what you get/experience) /poor value /disappointment. The city should have just made a lot of these landmark free of charge. It will attract more traffic in the area. Since the opening of the Elizabeth Quay precinct which they can cover the operating cost from. --- More about the visit/tower itself. --- The bell tower is famed for being WA past premier landmark controversial splurge before the then particularly eventful departure of the era. The structure is framed by a lit-up-at-night water fountain. Entering the building there is a gift shop and. tiny swirly staircase leading up to different level of the structure. Inside it is rather modestly built, unlike what one would expect from it's more curiously designed exterior. The staircase leads to small octagonal viewing platform allowing a look into the bell mechanism, along with photos and memorabilia. It's a tiny room, has a old ambiance, just look and feel beige. Quickly going up the stair there is the viewing platform. It's a good point to look into the area, curiously perhaps this I where most of the visitor here spend most of their time...

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