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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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Fabulous outing.

As someone who loves history, and Liverpool, I found this tour to be really informative and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Adayinourlife
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A must for those interested in local history

I read some of the negative reviews before going and I think it’s down to expectations. Yes the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kate E
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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

Thank Kate E
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

The actual site and tunnels were really good and very interesting. However, the guide we had was not good at all. Really felt for him as you could see he was not at ease as a guide as he didn't even tell us why the...More

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd heard a lot about these mythical tunnels which wind their way under the streets and gardens of Liverpool above, and I was quite excited to make use of a wet day and explore them for myself. Firstly, we didn't have the best start when...More

Thank Adam B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour of the tunnels is fairly short in distance although the tunnel system is extensive - because not everywhere has been excavated or is safe. The guid we had brought the place to life and the history is both peculiar and interesting. I only...More

Thank Reviewer W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I should have checked the other reviews before making a detour. I knew about the tunnel network and expected to see at least a portion of it. The reality is that - for your £4.50 ticket - all you get to tour are are two...More

Thank Janet W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place to visit, guide Billy was really good and kept us well informed about the tunnels and also loads of info about Williamson who made them Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited this weekend and found it very interesting. Thank you to Billy for our guided tour - it was very informative! Would be great if more money could be invested into this Liverpool attraction.

Thank Rosie T
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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
10 February 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
6 February 2016|
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Response from MWHF | Reviewed this property |
No. Too narrow. Also not safe.
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