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Found out about the tour when looking for something to do on a rainy day!

I've lived in the area for 25 years, but never realised there were tours of the Wills Building... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fantastic experience

A hole new experience, the tour guides where fabulous very helpful and friendly, experienced , they... read more

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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
+44 117 954 5219
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 September 2014

Went on a tour to the top of the Wills building today and it was a truly amazing experience. I'v lived in and around Bristol all my life and have always wanted to explore it but never had the chance. And my when I finally...More

4  Thank RosiesBristols
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I was there last month. This is indeed a majestic building towering most of the other nearby buildings of the University of Bristol. However, given that their tour is only held on the Saturday, it pretty much made it impossible for those of us who...More

2  Thank KingL331
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A hole new experience, the tour guides where fabulous very helpful and friendly, experienced , they didn’t leave anything out any questions we asked was answered, well worth a visit

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating Tour to the top for views of the city. The first University to open its academic studies equally to both male and female. Winston Churchill was the 3rd chancellor and Harry Patch the last WW1 veteran worked on the building and imbedded two pennies...More

1  Thank Mobile551851
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lived in Bristol 20 years and didn't realise this tour existed until today. What an interesting experience! An hour and a half tour of the great hall, bell tower and library of the Wills Building. Fascinating for all ages - we brought an 8 and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great little tour, guide had a great sense of humour and new his stuff. Money for this tour goes towards a very worthy cause, Bristol’s children’s hospital.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been meaning to do this for so long and so glad I now have. The best £5 I have spent in a very long time. Fantastic, informative guide, Gary who really did, in a true Bristol way, give a great history of the...More

1  Thank Heather M
Gary N, Manager at Wills Memorial Building, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Alright me babbers glad you enjoyed the tour thanks for the review.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came to Bristol to visit last year and this building was truly breathtaking! I recommend it 100 times over !

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great tour. I thought this was just a tour of the tower, but how wrong could I be! It starts in the ground floor with a history of Bristol University, then moves to the Great Hall where all the graduation ceremonies take place....More

1  Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

The tour is really extensive and informative, and Gary and Kim were great hosts, and very engaging and fun. The building is stunning - the tour of the Great Hall, swinging on George (the bell), the views from the top ..... all absolutely fantastic (and...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

From the outside it is amazing, but if you get the chance to go inside for a tour, just do it because it is really worth it. When there is going to be a tour it is announced outside and you have to sign up...More

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Ken T
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Response from GaryN284 | Property representative |
you can book by email (tower-tours@bristol.ac.uk) tours are every Saturday at 1pm
16 February 2015|
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entrance fee £5 visitors £4 concession (staff students children under 11years ) evening tours £6 pp