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Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre

Smithdown Lane | The Old Stableyard, Liverpool L7 3ED, England
+44 151 709 6868
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Fascinating place to visit

This is one of those places you might overlook without someone recommending it to you. The real... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
BOakham
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Tour of the tunnels

A highly informative tour guide. Friendly staff. Had a great morning. Little cafe with very... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Bernice34
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Lancaster
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A remarkable attraction in an unremarkable area of the city. Here is an extraordinary collection of tunnels and chambers commissioned by 19th century Victorian industrialist Joseph Williamson. His motivations for the work are still a mystery, but guided tours among what's thought to be just a small part of a much wider network offer plenty of insights.
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Smithdown Lane | The Old Stableyard, Liverpool L7 3ED, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those places you might overlook without someone recommending it to you. The real attraction comes from the clearly passionate volunteers who have a wealth of information to share on the guided tour. Just to marvel at the engineering alone is enough,...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

A highly informative tour guide. Friendly staff. Had a great morning. Little cafe with very reasonably priced snacks.Shame there wernt more visitors. Very near the city center. More information in hotels etc would perhaps help. Would definahly recommend this interesting attraction to locals as well...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2018

Shown round by Jane, a most enthusiastic narrator passionate about the site and its founder. All the excavation and walkways carried out by hand and volunteers which is some achievement. Fascinating facts about quarrying practice, construction techniques as well as the history and some delightful...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

A group of us visited the Williamson Tunnels today and found it to be a really interesting experience. Malcolm, our guide was really informative and we found out so much! The tunnels are mostly staffed by volunteers like Malcolm and they do a fantastic job....More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by on a Saturday afternoon, the tunnels are a short uphill walk from the Cathedral. Run by some dedicated volunteers there were only 4 of us on our tour, the guide was well informed and was happy to be asked questions. The visitor...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

We visited the tunnels this weekend with my husband and 6 year old . From start to finish it was brilliant . The tour guide was called Eric he was great , really enthusiastic and informative. He was brilliant with our daughter and made the...More

2  Thank helen c
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

As someone who loves history, and Liverpool, I found this tour to be really informative and interesting. I had been apprehensive to go on it as tunnels make me feel nervous, but soon enough I was completely engaged in the story and forgot about the...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

I read some of the negative reviews before going and I think it’s down to expectations. Yes the tour is just an hour and short in distance. However, when you see what has been excavated by a team of volunteers, mostly by hand, this is...More

1  Thank Kate E
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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

We had a really interesting trip to the tunnels. The guides told us all about the history of the tunnels and the local area and spent time answering our questions. They were really enthusiastic and spoke about the future plans. Was interesting to see all...More

Thank kwazzio
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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Wow I’m a student in Liverpool and lived here for 2 years and hadn’t really heard much about these tunnels until a friend mentioned it! Went with my mum was £4 student and £4.50 adult - well worth the money would be willing to pay...More

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Gill B
July 28, 2017|
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Response from Tunnel_Boss | Property representative |
The Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre does not have lifts. There are some stairs but as a general rule we find that visitors who can manage to get up and down stairs in an ordinary house can manage the stairs at the... More
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david s
February 9, 2016|
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Response from Ron P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There is limited parking space beside the entrance to the Williamson Tunnels. This is an old stable yard with room for maybe 8 to 10 cars. There is no parking charge. Hope this helps. Regards. Ron P.
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Amanda M
February 5, 2016|
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Response from MWHF | Reviewed this property |
No. Too narrow. Also not safe.
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