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Wills Memorial Building

Wills Memorial Building Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ, England
+44 117 954 5219
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Fantastic tower tour

Learnt loads about the history of the university and got great views from the top of the tower... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fran123x
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Learnt about the slave trade

We only viewed the Wills memorial from the safety of the Hop On bus. But Wills is of course of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
travelyear
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Melbourne
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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 views of Bristol. You will also visit the Great Hall, the Library, the Old Council Chamber and the Reception Room. The tours are held on the first Wednesday and Saturday of each month , However, due to an increase in demand, tours are also being held most Saturdays at 1pm First of the month tours Wednesday tours are at 12:30pm Saturday tours are at 11:00am and 1pm Prices Visitors: £5 Students and Senior Citizens: £4 Children between 8 - 11: £2 The Tour is not suitable for children under 8 years of age. Group bookings and Evening tours are available upon request.
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Wills Memorial Building Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Learnt loads about the history of the university and got great views from the top of the tower. Excellent guide. Would recommend to all Bristol students- well worth £4!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We only viewed the Wills memorial from the safety of the Hop On bus. But Wills is of course of the cigarette makers WD & HO Wills. The bus tour also points out the several large tobacco warehouses along the waterfront. Traders would organise a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

History, beautifully intricate architecture, brilliant panoramic view of the city. Definitely worth a visit when in Bristol. Also, great tour guide

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great tour guides, very informative and entertaining. The history of this university building is very interesting, Winston Churchill was the third Chancellor ! The bell is the seventh largest in the country and the tour is timed to see and hear it ring at close...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great value tour with excellent guides. Would highly recommend. Have visited Bristol many times but now feel much better informed!

Thank AlanM997
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lived in Bristol all my life and never visited this hidden gem. The tour was interesting, informative and fun! Beautiful views over the city.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really worth booking a tour to go to the top of the tower. Lots of interesting facts but the views on their own are worth walkingup all those steps. Try to book ahead of yourvisit so youdon't miss the tours as theynare not every day

Thank pennye112
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful building and great place to study. I recommend the tour if you get a chance, very much worth it, fun and interesting!

Thank Imogen R
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

At the end of Park str. you will find the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, with the Wills Memorial Building and Bristol University. It's a gothic-style tower of Bristol University. The Wills family provided a large sum of money to help the formal foundation of...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Outstanding insight to the History of the Building, delivered by Students who make the tour fun and interesting -topped off with the best views in Bristol, a must if visiting for a short break

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Ken T
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Niknik101
11 March 2016|
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Response from Gary N | Property representative |
you can book by email (tower-tours@bristol.ac.uk) tours are every Saturday at 1pm
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Rosie452
16 February 2015|
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Response from Gary N | Property representative |
entrance fee £5 visitors £4 concession (staff students children under 11years ) evening tours £6 pp
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