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Beckford's Tower, Bath

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  • I took the bus up from Bath on Monday to find the tower closed. Very disappointed but walked around the cemetery and decided I had not wasted my time coming here. The cemetery is beautiful with lots o...  more »
  • The tower allows some nice views over the countryside. The William Beckford Museum beside the tower has some interesting artifacts; however, the viewing level of the tower is only abou 3/4 the way to ...  more »
  • We had a very quiet week staying at Beckfords Tower even though the museum was open to the public...the walls were very thick. It was a shock to us that there wasn't a tv, radio or wifi but after a co...  more »
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  • Would be perfect if you could use the open fire.
  • Fascinating folly-like building within a forgotten cemetery which is half memorial, half nature reserve. Staying in the Landmark Trust apartment would be a treat.
  • Nice views of the bath area from the cemetery outside the tower. The view from the top of tower was not any better and windows too small to take it anyway
  • A lovely tower and property not far from Bath Racecourse. If you can make it up the 110 or so steps to the tower then you'll be rewarded with lovely views over the surrounding countryside. There is a small museum in the same building and that is located on the way up the tower, a few flights of stairs up. That's also where you pay for entry. Disabled access there isnt...
  • Whether you're a local or just passing through, Beckford's Tower is well worth a visit. It's only open on certain days of the year, so be sure to check ahead. The tower is surrounded by a beautifully leafy graveyard, whilst inside there is a swirling staircase to the top of the tower.

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