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by Jonno Gilbert (subscribe)
I'm a marketing and advertising undergrad with a passion for fitness, music, and exploring new places. www.facebook.com/jonno.gilbert
Published July 13th 2011
Perth Bell Tower
A landmark and a musical instrument all in one. The magnificent Perth Bell Tower.

Some love it, and some love it hate it, but it's hard to argue that the Bell Tower is anything less than unique. Not only is it at a landmark, it's a musical instrument filled with rich history and culture. Located on the foreshore at Barrack Square, the tower is hard to miss. From a distance the building's outline looks like a rocket ship waiting to launch, with its distinctive glass-clad spire visible for kilometres. The tower is predominately glass, featuring steel columns and a sweeping copper sail that appears to wrap itself around the base of the structure.

The Bell Tower is not only magical on the outside, but in the inside also. The tower houses a set of eighteen bells hanging just over 82 metres above the beautiful Swan River, and is considered to be one of the largest set of change ringing bells in the world. The bells can be heard on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12.30pm - 2pm.

Perth Bells
The 18 magnificent bells

If you want to experience the action up close, the Bell Tower is open daily from 10 am. For a reasonable admission fee of $13 for adults and $8 for concessions, you can go behind the scenes in the ringing chamber, and even get a chance to chime the bells for yourself. The Bell Tower also has some generous weekly specials, so be sure to check those out too.

The Bell Tower is also the perfect venue for business functions, wedding receptions, formal dinners and birthday parties. With the breathtaking views of the swan river and the city, it makes for a very special experience. For rates and prices, or to book a function, you can contact the Bell Tower here.

So whether you're a tourist, a local, or just someone looking for a fun day out, you should definitely check out the stunning Perth Bell Tower. For more info, check out the Bell Tower's official website at www.ringmybells.com.au.
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Why? It has history, culture and makes one hell of a sound.
When: All year round
Where: Barrack Square, Riverside Drive, Perth Western Australia
Cost: $8 concession, $13 adults
Comments
Ive done the Bell Tower with my son & we really enjoyed it. Its a beautiful tower & inside the views are amazing. We also heard about the history of the bells & got the opportunity to actually try ring a couple of them. Loved it! Would definitely recommend it.
By heath - reader
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