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

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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We've lived in Bristol for over 10 years, but only discovered you could actually do a tour to the... read more

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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
Wills Memorial Building Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ, England
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Reviewed 3 days 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 days 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great tour with great guides. Lots of exercise up to the top of the tower, an opportunity to see the Great Hall, libraries and other parts of the building I hadn't seen since graduating from this building. I'd never been up to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

The tour (only £4 for students) was great and very interesting! Great value for money as it lasts 90 minutes, includes a free workout (all those steps up to the top of the damn tower, I tell ya) and is presented by some great guides...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank xCatetravels
Citrustree12, Senior tour guide at Wills Memorial Building, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Hi how are you glad you enjoyed the tour Thanks for the review. :)

Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

I really liked the tour! One and a half hour of walking inside the building and listening to the stories. Love the opportunity to hang on Great George wheel :)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 991anastasiam
Reviewed 11 November 2018

I've lived in the area for 25 years, but never realised there were tours of the Wills Building, until now. It was an informative and entertaining tour, led by Gary, which including a tour of other important rooms within the building before (and after) ascending...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ken T
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Response from matthewharris2015 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Garynott1234 | Property representative |
you can book by email (tower-tours@bristol.ac.uk) tours are every Saturday at 1pm
17 February 2015|
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entrance fee £5 visitors £4 concession (staff students children under 11years ) evening tours £6 pp