Swan Bells Belltower

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Swan Bells Belltower showing modern architecture, a high-rise building and a city

One of Perth’s most recognisable landmarks, famous for its historic bells, here you can admire the scenery and the distinctive modern tower up close.

An iconic fixture of the Perth skyline, the Bell Tower with its famous Swan Bells is a much-loved destination and a historic part of the city. Take a look out at the Swan River and the cityscape in the background from the tower’s three viewing platforms, witness a ringing demonstration, or just admire the exquisite modern tower.

Rising to 82.5 metres, the concrete Bell Tower was constructed to mark the dawn of the new millennium. Encased with glass and copper sails, it houses 18 bells, 12 of which came to Australia from the St. Martin-in-the-Fields church in London. The only Royal Bells to have left England, these were once rung to welcome Captain Cook when he returned to Australia after his first voyage.

The set that rings today was recast back in the 18th century and was bestowed upon the city of Perth as a gift to mark Australia’s bicentenary. The remaining six were made from metals that were mined around the tower in the heart of Western Australia. Whenever a British king or queen has been crowned since, the Swan Bells have been rung to celebrate the occasion.

If you go along at midday on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or at the weekend, you’ll get a chance to hear bells pealing. You’ll even have the chance to see the ringers in action as well as learn more about campanology from the experts. For a bell-handling demonstration, come along to the tower before noon on Wednesday or Friday – you can even get a certificate if you do get to chime the great bell.

Take the tower’s glass lift at the end of your visit and head up to the uppermost viewing platform where you’ll be rewarded with a panoramic view of the whole of Perth, as well as the Swan River and the Darling Range in the distance.

Located conveniently in centrally situated Barrack Square, the Swan Bells Bell Tower is open every day through the year except Good Friday and Christmas Day.

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Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
4 out of 5
100 James Street, Northbridge, WA
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The price is AU$113 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Located in Northbridge, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Western Australian Museum and Yagan Square. Murray Street Mall and RAC Arena are also within ...
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DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront
4 out of 5
1 Barrack Square, Perth, WA
The price is AU$184 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
Located in Perth Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Swan Bells Belltower and Hay Street Mall. Art Gallery of Western Australia ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (206 reviews)
"This was a great place to stay and I would definitely come back again. It is brilliant value for money offering great views, an awesome pool and a delicious breakfast. The staff were also amazing and made us feel so welcome."

Reviewed on 15 Jan. 2022

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Crowne Plaza Perth, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Perth, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
54 Terrace Road, East Perth, WA
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The price is AU$150 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Located in East Perth, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Queens Gardens and Perth Mint. WACA and Swan Bells Belltower are also within 1 mi (2 km). ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (977 reviews)
"Staff were excellent,breakfast was brilliant"

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Crowne Plaza Perth, an IHG Hotel
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Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
4 out of 5
100 James Street, Northbridge, WA
The price is AU$113 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
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DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront
4 out of 5
1 Barrack Square, Perth, WA
The price is AU$184 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
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Crowne Plaza Perth, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Perth, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
54 Terrace Road, East Perth, WA
The price is AU$150 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Perth
5 out of 5
1 BARRACK STREET, Perth, WA
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Mercure Perth
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10 Irwin Street, Perth, WA
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621 Wellington Street, Perth, WA
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5 out of 5
10 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
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