Iconic bell tower to reopen to public following £120,000 repairs

PUBLISHED: 10:26 28 March 2018

Beccles Bell Tower viewed from Ballygate.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Beccles Bell Tower viewed from Ballygate. Picture: Nick Butcher

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An iconic bell tower is finally reopening to the public after seven months of vital repair and safety works.

Beccles bell tower, which stands in the heart of the town, will once again be welcoming the public through its doors from 10am on Saturday, March 31.

Work on the tower began in August last year - with scaffolding obstructing the view of the 16th century structure until earlier this month.

Mayor Richard Stubbings expressed his delight at the reopening of the tourist attraction.

He said: “It is a fascinating old building and has the best view of the town.

“It is an iconic part of Beccles - I encourage everyone to visit.”

Due to unexpected delays work on the tower finished five months behind schedule with an estimated cost of £123,000.

The tower is expected to be open to the public every Saturday until the end of the year.

Entry to the tower costs £2.50 for adults and £1.50 for children with all profits helping towards the future upkeep of the building.

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