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Review of The Bell Tower

The Bell Tower
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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.
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Unfortunately, no fault of the Swan Bells, Barrack Street end and the wharf is under major construction. What I CAN say, is that the history of these bells is really so interesting and to see these giants was just the best. The views over the Swan River and across town from the tower are amazing (again, not forgetting that there is so much construction going on). I am really pleased that I visited and look forward to a revisit once all the surrounding construction is finished. I think that the building itself is fabulous - and I don't usually appreciate very modern/glass constructions. Also to note is the kindness and hospitality of the staff. One suspects that they too are working under very difficult conditions at the moment.

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Belltower1, Manager at The Bell Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

We appreciate you taking the time to review the Tower and thank you for your positive feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again when the construction is complete

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Many Perth people have nothing but condemnation for the Bell Tower but in reality it is a great tourist icon for the City of Perth. OK right now it is in a poor state because of the construction of Elizabeth Quay but once the precinct is finished it will once again command a central point of tourism for Perth.

Unfortunately there are no photos attached to this review as the area in question is a building site with mess everywhere so it is not a good time to visit.

1  Thank Arthur V
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Belltower1, Manager at The Bell Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Thank you for your kind feedback.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We arrived just as there was a demonstration taking place and we were fortunate to get the opportunity for 'hands on' experience.

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Belltower1, Manager at The Bell Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2014

Thank you for your review, we are so glad that you got to have a chime of a bell

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

If you are lucky you will hear the peel of the bells as you approach this iconic landmark near the Swan River in Perth. Just learning about the "Bells" at Swan Bells makes the visit interesting. The historic ring of bells was given to the people of Western Australia as part of the national Bicentennial celebrations in 1988. Among its many attributes the Bell Tower includes the twelve bells of St Martin-in-the-Fields, which are recorded as being in existence from before the 14th century and recast in the 16th century by Queen Elizabeth I. Check out before your visit options if you want to ring the bells yourself. Climb to the observation platform, a wonderful vantage point to see Perth and the Swan River and also the new Elizabeth Quay development (under construction).

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Belltower1, Manager at The Bell Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

Thank you for taking the time to post such an informative response. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Tower

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

To our surprise we arrived 1/2 hr before closing - why do they close so early? So we didn't get to ring the bells and felt we were hurrying everything in order to be out on time. Lovely views. It was worth putting money in the machine to hear the bells, they were lovely. Wished we had time to really see the displays properly and all else the place had to offer.

1  Thank Julie B
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Belltower1, Manager at The Bell Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

We are sorry to hear that you felt rushed during your visit. Unfortunately we close quite early particularly in the winter months. If you are in Perth again please email admin@thebelltower.com.au and we can arrange something for you next time so that you can spend a bit longer

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