This spectacular landmark was built in the 1820s as a study retreat for William Beckford (1760-1844): writer, eccentric and one of the great British collectors.

It houses a unique collection of objects, paintings and furniture, commissioned and owned by William Beckford, through which visitors can explore his remarkable life. The 120-foot neo-classical tower, designed by Henry Edmund Goodridge, offers spectacular panoramic views of Bath and the surrounding countryside.


Beckford's Tower and Museum

Lansdown Road, Lansdown, BATH, Somerset, BA1 9BH

01225 460705

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Opening times

March – October
Sat, Sun and Bank Holiday Mon, 10.30am – 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)

Free entry with National Art Pass

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