A circular walk exploring the architecture and landscape created by writer, collector and slave owner William Beckford at Beckford’s Tower & Lansdown Cemetery.

The upper section of William Beckford’s designed landscape formed the garden for the Tower he built as a retreat from the city.

This circular walk will explore the elements that made up the Tower garden and what happened after it was turned into a cemetery following Beckford’s death.

Start Date Saturday 25th September 2021
Start Time 10:00
Duration 1 hour
Distance 1 mile
Places Available 20
Meeting Point Beckford's Tower, Lansdown Road

Details

Start / Finish

Beckford's Tower, Lansdown Road, BA1 9BH

Terrain

On footpaths throughout the cemetery

Facilities

It is accessible via public transport.

Leader(s)

Dr Amy Frost, Bath Preservation Trust

Meeting Point

Beckford's Tower, Lansdown Road