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Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre

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Address: Smithdown Lane | The Old Stableyard, Liverpool, England
Phone Number:
+44 151 709 6868
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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A remarkable attraction in an unremarkable area of the city. Here is an...

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 interesting !!

We only live in Southport and like visiting interesting places. The Williamson tunnels came up on a search and so we went last weekend. Quite easy to find in Edge Hill, place... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Claire G
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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We come from Portsmouth and work for a company that means we are always in and out of the tunnels around the city. We wanted to check these out tunnels and see what they had to offer. They were amazing and the story behind them was very mysterious. My husband and I have our own ideas as to why they... More 

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Thank Annmarie R
Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We only live in Southport and like visiting interesting places. The Williamson tunnels came up on a search and so we went last weekend. Quite easy to find in Edge Hill, place looks a bit dilapidated on the outside (and inside), but we were taken on a guided tour around a few of the tunnels. Some can't be accessed as... More 

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Thank Claire G
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good attraction suitable for all ages but possibly not for the mobility impaired. Very interesting and is a guided tour. Need to allow about an hour.

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Thank Ceri D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting visit to a local Liverpool historic site. Worth visiting on a return journey to the area. The Tour takes 45-60minutes Price per adult £4.50

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Thank Scott-an-Zoe
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How Williamson Tunnels came about is an amazing, mysterious true life story.. I would say stick with the myth as the reality is not all that!

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Thank Suzanne P
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a unique atraction. See how anthropologist, Joseph Wiliamson, the mole of Edge Hill, employed hundreds of people building tunnels which appear to go nowhere. This attraction is constantly being developed by the volunteers who continue to excavate.

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Thank Stebay66
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

It is a taste of Liverpool of another time. Congratulations to Williamson that left such a monument to Liverpool...Ι was impressed by the red sandstone and the whole construction...

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Thank Iliana_air
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

You would walk past the entrance if you didn't know it was there. Well worth a visit, it's like another world...or should I say a past world. Very interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This place has interested me for a while now, but now I have visited the place, I find it even more fascinating. The guide was helpful and knowledgeable, not only about the tunnels, but the wider area of Edge Hill and beyond. I could have spent all day here, well worth the visit.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

A fascinating tour by a well informed guide . Our tour last approximately 45 mins during which our guide was able to give a good insight into the mysteries of the tunnels. Whilst the tour is confined to just a section of the tunnels you still get a good idea of their scale. Access is good with only a few... More 

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