Built in 1827, Beckford’s Tower stands proudly over Bath as the only remaining example of William Beckford’s architectural achievements.

On the edge of Lansdown plateau to north of the city, it has expansive views over Bath and the surrounding countryside. It also contains a museum.

There are walking routes beneath and beyond the golden topped tower itself. It’s a short walk from Lansdown Park & Ride. Longer, flatter walks could include Prospect Stile, Little Down Fort and the rest of the plateau to the north. Or you could take in the steep, wooded Charlcombe Valley to the south-east.