Beckford’s Tower and Museum
This 120-foot neo-classical tower was built for wealthy eccentric William Beckford in 1827, and is the only surviving example of his great architectural achievements. Built as a study retreat, the tower housed part of Beckford’s art collection and library, one of the greatest collections of books, furniture and art in Georgian England.
Today, Beckford’s Tower contains a museum collection on the first floor, displaying items of furniture originally crafted for the residence, alongside paintings and objects illustrating Beckford’s life as a writer and collector.
Visitors can follow in Beckford’s footsteps and climb up the restored tower into the belvedere, for panoramic views over the Victorian Lansdown Cemetery and the rolling hills beyond.
Adult: £4.50 Per ticket
Child: £2.20 Per ticket
Students/ Senior: £3.80 Per ticket
Family: £11.20 Per ticket
#39 of 125 things to do in Bath
Most Recent Traveller Reviews
15 Oct 2018: I’d never heard of the tower but happened upon it on our walk to the pub for our Sunday roast. The guides are knowledgable and welcoming happy to guide you round and share the secrets of the tower...
24 Jun 2018: Visited on a beautiful sunny Sunday, when I discovered that the walk from the city center to Beckford's Tower was all uphill. And while I applaud the effort of the Bath Preservation Trust, the reward...
2 Apr 2018: A delightful little museum to the memory of William Beckford a gentleman of considerable wealth and leisure a collector and importer of European style to this area. The view from the tower would have...