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Swan Bells Belltower

Head to one of Perth’s most distinctive buildings, hear the ringers work their magic on the historic 18 bells and take in spectacular views of the city.

The Bell Tower, with its famous Swan Bells, is an iconic Perth landmark on the Swan River foreshore. Visit its three viewing platforms, see a ringing demonstration, or simply look up at the distinctive design of the modern tower. Take a stroll along the shoreline of the Swan River to see the tower against the backdrop of Perth’s historic buildings and modern office towers.

The 271-foot (82.5-meter) concrete Bell Tower is encased with glass and copper sails. It was constructed to mark the start of the new millennium. It houses 18 bells, 12 of which once rung in the St. Martin-in-the-Fields church in London. The bells are the only Royal Bells ever to have left England and once rang to welcome home Captain Cook upon his first return from Australia.

The current set was re-cast in the 18th century and gifted to the city of Perth to celebrate Australia’s bicentenary. The remaining six bells were cast from metals mined in Western Australia.

Visit at noon on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or the weekend to hear all the bells in action. The chiming goes on for one hour. Watch the ringers and learn the art and techniques of bell ringing. To get a bell-handling demonstration, using just one bell, drop by an hour before noon on Wednesday or Friday. Chime the historic bell and get a certificate to prove it!

Board the enclosed glass lift and make your way up to the highest viewing platform for a 360-degree view of Perth, the Swan River and the Darling Range in the distance.

The Swan Bells Bell Tower is in central Barrack Square. It’s open daily, except Good Friday and Christmas Day.


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Four Points by Sheraton Perth ¥8,927
Four Points by Sheraton Perth

Four Points by Sheraton Perth

707 Wellington Street, Perth, WA
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Perth Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of RAC Arena, His Majesty's Theatre, and Watertown Brand Outlet Centre. Northbridge Piazza and Yagan Square are also within 10 minutes. Perth Underground Station is 8 minutes by foot and Perth Station is 10 minutes.

    Pan Pacific Perth ¥10,999
    Pan Pacific Perth

    Pan Pacific Perth

    207 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of East Perth, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Perth Mint and Langley Park. Swan River Foreshore Trail and Hay Street Mall are also within 15 minutes. Perth McIver Station is 13 minutes by foot and Perth Claisebrook Station is 14 minutes.

      Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge ¥7,526
      Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge

      Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge

      100 James Street, Northbridge, WA
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Northbridge, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yagan Square and Murray Street Mall. Elizabeth Quay and Perth Mint are also within 1 mi (2 km). Perth Underground Station is 5 minutes by foot and Perth Station is 7 minutes.

        The Ritz-Carlton, Perth ¥24,295
        The Ritz-Carlton, Perth

        The Ritz-Carlton, Perth

        1 BARRACK STREET, Perth, WA
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Perth Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Barrack Street Jetty Ferry Terminal and Elizabeth Quay. Perth Convention Exhibition Centre (PCEC) and Perth Mint are also within 15 minutes. Perth Esplanade Station is 6 minutes by foot and Perth Station is 9 minutes.

          Hyatt Regency Perth ¥11,486
          Hyatt Regency Perth

          Hyatt Regency Perth

          99 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Langley Park and Perth Mint. WACA and Elizabeth Quay are also within 2 mi (3 km). Perth Claisebrook Station is 18 minutes by foot and Perth McIver Station is 19 minutes.

            QT Perth ¥14,118
            QT Perth

            QT Perth

            133 Murray Street, Perth, WA
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Perth Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St George's Terrace and Murray Street Mall. Art Gallery of Western Australia and Perth Cultural Centre are also within 10 minutes. Perth Station is only a 4-minute walk and Perth Underground Station is 6 minutes.

              Novotel Perth Langley ¥9,204
              Novotel Perth Langley

              Novotel Perth Langley

              221 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, WA
                 
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Perth Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Perth Mint and Langley Park. WACA and Murray Street Mall are also within 1 mi (2 km). Perth McIver Station is 13 minutes by foot and Perth Claisebrook Station is 13 minutes.

                Travelodge Hotel Perth ¥7,543
                Travelodge Hotel Perth

                Travelodge Hotel Perth

                417 Hay Street, Perth, WA
                   
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Perth Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps from St. Mary's Cathedral and Perth Concert Hall. Central Law Courts and Perth Mint are also within 5 minutes. Perth McIver Station is 9 minutes by foot and Perth Station is 12 minutes.