The Wills Memorial Building is an impressive structure standing at 215 ft and is the last great secular Gothic building to be built in this country. It was designed by Bristol's most important architect of the twentieth century Sir George Herbert Oatley in 1912, but due of the outbreak of the First World War it was not completed until 1925.
It is the third highest construction in Bristol and many now regard the building as synonymous with the University of Bristol. It is the centrepiece building of the university precinct and used by the University for degree ceremonies and examinations which take place in the Great Hall.
Join Marcus and our fantastic guide Gary for a 90 minute tour of the Bristol University Wills Memorial building and meet the 7th largest bell in the UK, Great George. You’ll climb the 345 steps to the top of the tower to enjoy one the best views over Bristol. You will visit the Great Hall, the Library, the Old Council Chamber and the Reception Room.
Whether you are new to Bristol or a seasoned local this tour is a must do and has been rated 5 stars on tripadvisor – “Gary does a fantastic job of showing off this treasured Bristol monument. He is SO well informed and enthusiastic. Lots and lots of interesting facts and anecdotes flow out of him. He is obviously very proud to be associated with this towering building sitting prominently atop Park Street and visible from all around. My group enjoyed every minute of the trip and but for another visit that day we would have stayed longer. Highly recommend this trip.”
Meet Marcus at 10.50am at the main entrance hall.
Cost £5, £4 concession (over 60). Please bring payment to the venue on the day.
Non Nordic walkers welcome.