The Bell Tower, Perth

The Bell Tower, Perth (must see)

The Swan Bells are a set of 18 bells hanging in a specially built 82.5 metres (271 ft)-high copper and glass campanile, commonly known as The Bell Tower or the Swan Bell Tower. Taking their name from the Swan River, which their tower overlooks, and forming a sixteen-bell peal with two extra chromatic notes, they are one of the largest sets of change ringing bells in the world.

Twelve of the set are historic bells from St Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square in London.

An inlaid path made of ceramic tiles surrounds the tower. These come from nearly every school in Western Australia and are arranged alphabetically by school name. Each school's tile lists students at that school in the year of 1999. Each child has written his or her name as a contribution to the Swan Bells. The site is now a tourist attraction for the City; since its opening in 2000, 1 million people have visited.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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The Bell Tower on Map

Sight Name: The Bell Tower
Sight Location: Perth, Australia (See walking tours in Perth)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Perth, Australia

Create Your Own Walk in Perth

Create Your Own Walk in Perth

Creating your own self-guided walk in Perth is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Perth Historic Buildings Walk

Perth Historic Buildings Walk

From the gorgeous Victorian Gothic façade of the Perth Town Hall to the WWI memorial of ANZAC Cottage and the iconic Old Mill, Perth has architecture to excite history buffs and lovers of design. ****PH***

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Perth Historical Buildings Walk

Perth Historical Buildings Walk

From the gorgeous Victorian Gothic façade of the Perth Town Hall to the WWI memorial of ANZAC Cottage and the iconic Old Mill, Perth has architecture to excite history buffs and lovers of design. ****PH***

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Perth Introduction Walking Tour

Perth Introduction Walking Tour

Perth is the capital of, and the main city in, Western Australia. The best way to get to know it better is by learning more about the city's landmarks, which make it special and distinguish if from other cities. Take this tour to discover the most popular landmarks in Perth:

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles