Beckfords Tower (Somerset)

Beckford’s Tower is a folly situated on Lansdown Hill, just outside Bath in Somerset.

Built in 1827 for Bath resident, William Beckford, the tower stands at 37m high. Now owned by the Bath Preservation Trust, it is a grade I listed building.

Within the tower there is a museum displaying various artefacts, furniture and paintings from Beckford’s collection. Visitors can also climb the tower and marvel at the panoramic views across the city. Part of the tower can also be rented out as a holiday home through the Landmark Trust.

The tower and museum are open at weekends and bank holidays for a small admission fee.

Our weather forecast for Bath in Somerset

Today (Thursday, Jan 21)


Expect a temperature in the range 3.6℃ to 4.4℃ with a wind speed 7.6 m/sec (W)

Friday, Jan 22


Expect a temperature in the range 0.4℃ to 1.3℃ with a wind speed 3.3 m/sec (WSW)

Saturday, Jan 23


Expect a temperature in the range -0.8℃ to 1.5℃ with a wind speed 2.2 m/sec (WSW)

Sunday, Jan 24


Expect a temperature in the range -2℃ to -0.7℃ with a wind speed 2.9 m/sec (WNW)

Monday, Jan 25


Expect a temperature in the range -2.8℃ to -1.5℃ with a wind speed 3.2 m/sec (NW)

Tuesday, Jan 26


Expect a temperature in the range -0.8℃ to 0.2℃ with a wind speed 3.5 m/sec (W)

Wednesday, Jan 27


Expect a temperature in the range 7.2℃ to 7.9℃ with a wind speed 5.8 m/sec (SW)

Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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