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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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Very interesting visit and tour. Not easy to find, nice little cafe. Lots of steps. Reasonably... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
S9808JPmargaretd
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Mole of Edge Hill

Might have been a 19th Century follie to give jobs to returning soldiers from the Napoleonic Wars... read more

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teresaj618
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Liverpool, Merseyside
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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 3 days ago

Very interesting visit and tour. Not easy to find, nice little cafe. Lots of steps. Reasonably priced

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Might have been a 19th Century follie to give jobs to returning soldiers from the Napoleonic Wars, but the brick work is stunning in parts .. more tunnels still to be uncovered but what has been seen so far is a must see if in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit and very interesting story told by a very enthusiastic and entertaining volunteer guide ,I would love to know what made Joseph Williamson tick. I will make another visit to see how much further the amazing volunteers get and if they find...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ive been down the tunnels once alone and 2nd time with a lady friend the second time they had exended a lot further than my first visit and only stand in awe of what these people have done it must have been a logistical nightmare

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A visit I had always promised myself after hearing the song "The moles of Edge Hill " How amazing that tjis,was built so long ago and is still being discovered. The volunteer guide, Eric I think, was excelkent. As I have reduced mobility he waited...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great tour of the Williamson tunnels, going literally underneath Liverpool. A fantastic look at Liverpool history, thoroughly enjoyable. Our tour guide was very knowledgable!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tour lasted about 40 mins, Jane the guide was lovely and told some great stories. There are some steps and can be a little uneven in places, hard hats are provided. Very Interesting to see these amazing tunnels beneath the city and hear about the...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Best thing to do by far if u can in Liverpool . Going down under the street in to another place just under our feet stepfather in history

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

on arriving at these now disused former stables we were not sure what was going on hersbut after a guided tour by the knowledgable and enthusiastic Sian we were soon up to speed on what this place is about. plenty old buildings tools and pottery...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018 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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Wooden D
25 July 2018|
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Response from helen c | Reviewed this property |
No you have to have a guide as it’s quite uneven either etc. He was excellent though.
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Gill B
28 July 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
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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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