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Utterly superb tour

A friend and I thoroughly enjoyed a weekend away in Bristol and this tour was one of the main... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
salopian_abroad
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Superb tour

Saturday tour at 1pm. Superb guides and superb tour. If you're a visitor to bristol or a resident... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Take a tour of the Bristol University Wills Memorial building and meet the 7th largest bell in the UK, as well as being there when the famous Great George strikes. Whilst on the tour, you can climb to the top of the 68m tower and see the panoramic...more
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Wills Memorial Building Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This building dominates this part of the city as it towers on the hill overlooking the city. It looks very impressive with the sunshine upon it.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit, they do tower tours and the views across Bristol are fantastic, and it is next door to Bristol Museum too.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JenniferD4892
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is a bit hard to get to see, as they usually only do tours on the 1st Sat of each month - they can arrange all sorts of additional or themed tours on request though! The building is well worth the visit if...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I thoroughly enjoyed a weekend away in Bristol and this tour was one of the main reasons! Gary was hilarious, incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. The tour is only £5 which is scandalously good for value of money (some of which goes to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank salopian_abroad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour guides, good value for money and some profits even go to the children's hospital. Not a good idea if you're claustrophobic as stairs are quite narrow. Lovely views at the top though!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jenr0cks7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday tour at 1pm. Superb guides and superb tour. If you're a visitor to bristol or a resident then this tour is very much worth doing. It covers various parts of the building including the great Hall but the views of Bristol from the top...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stephen0903
Reviewed 11 January 2019

We've lived in Bristol for over 10 years, but only discovered you could actually do a tour to the top of Wills Memorial building fairly recently. We had friends visiting last summer, and booked a tour for a Saturday morning. I don't think you have...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 870carolinew
Reviewed 5 January 2019

Did the 1pm tour was supposed to go on for 90 minutes, instead went for 105 minutes. Gary the tour guide was very enthusiastic and friendly. Lots of information about Bristol University and it's founding/history. The top of the tower does provide a nice view...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

We have lived in Bristol for 6 years and just decided to do this one day! Only a fiver per person and very informative and entertaining, plus amazing views from the top of the tower. Gary and Kim were both lovely and made this really...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AbiBoiny
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

Inside the building is marvellous. Really well lit and wonderful arched structures. You HAVE to take a tour. About every hour. Staff friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: May 2018
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10 March 2016|
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you can book by email (tower-tours@bristol.ac.uk) tours are every Saturday at 1pm
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entrance fee £5 visitors £4 concession (staff students children under 11years ) evening tours £6 pp
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