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Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre

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Williamson tunnels

Me and my friend visited here even tho the tunnel is not that long the tour guide was very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carol C
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A truly surprising place

A part of Liverpool that was virtually forgotten for 100 years or so but is now receiving the... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Anthony M
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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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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...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Smithdown Lane | The Old Stableyard, Liverpool L7 3ED, England
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+44 151 709 6868
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friend visited here even tho the tunnel is not that long the tour guide was very knowledgeable off the surrounding area and off the tunnels history excellent visit.we really enjoyed it and would recommend it

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol C
Reviewed 30 October 2018

A part of Liverpool that was virtually forgotten for 100 years or so but is now receiving the acclaim it deserves. It consists of a network of brick lined and vaulted Tunnels cut in sandstone in early 19th century in somewhat mysterious circumstances. An excellent...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This review is by no means a thumbs down for the people who volunteer to work at the Williamson’s Tunnels. The place is no where near what it could be. I had an interesting hour walking round the Attraction with our guide Dave. It’s a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 781ashleyn
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Well worth a visit , the excellent tour guide was most informative and very interesting. A quirky part of Liverpools past that is still being discovered. Also you can get refreshments and small gifts.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jim H
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We have been meaning to visit these tunnels for a while now. However, I’ve got to say, the visit was rather a let down. I appreciate the upkeep relies on volunteers and contributions but we weren’t overly impressed. The guide didn’t seem confident in what...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pamela W
Reviewed 4 October 2018

These tunnels were not really needed but Mr Williamson decided rather than give money out to people he gave them employment so as make them feel needed and had a job. It's hard to believe that someone so rich would look after his poorer neighbours...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Doncosses
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

We came here today as we was up in the area for the day did some home work before we went was only £4 for me to get in if you take kids it’s £3 would say don’t take very young kids as it’s in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank glennscheeky28
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We were told about the tunnels by our wonderful Travelodge reception Team. We went into town on the bus and then walked the 10 minutes to the tunnels, you'll think you are going the wrong way but it is in the middle of a housing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ballamerand
Reviewed 26 September 2018

I had wanted to visit the tunnels for a long time but had never got around to it. I went today with a relative and we both really enjoyed the tour, fascinating to see what they achieved at a time without the modern machinery of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Scarymary100
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Did not know what to expect but Billy our guide was very knowledgable about the tunnels and very amusing

Date of experience: September 2018
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CaveatEmptor60
1 October 2018|
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Response from Margaret M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no idea ,we went by the 79 bus which stops almost outside. However it is in a non commercial area, in a housing area so would probably not be a problem
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Keith H
12 September 2018|
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Response from Tunnel_Boss | Property representative |
£4.50 for adults, £4 for concessions, £3 for childre, Under 5's - free. The guided tour through part of Williamson's labyrinth takes about 45 minutes.
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Saramoney
10 September 2018|
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Response from Tunnel_Boss | Property representative |
Our usual advice is to give it a go. If there is a problem, visitors can leave immediately.
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