FoWT receive TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice 2021 Award

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice 2021 certificate – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels

The team at FoWT were incredibly grateful and proud to receive the news that our tours of the Williamsons Tunnels, had for the 3rd year in a row, been recognised for the consistent good visitor reviews received on TripAdvisor.

The Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels have received the “TripAdvisor Travelers Choice award for 2021” award. Amazingly this places our “Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels” tours in the Top 10% of Attractions, Worldwide.

That is an Astonishing achievement, given that each and every member of the FoWT team are volunteers. But as ever, we could not have got where we are without you, our visitors. So a huge thank you for visiting us and leaving such lovely reviews following your visits.

If you have not yet had a tour, or would even like to have a return visit to the Williamson’s Tunnels with the volunteers of FoWT then head to our ‘visit the tunnels page‘ to book a tour.

If you would like to see the reviews given by our visitors, you can do so on TripAdvisor as well as a few recent examples here.

Some of the most recent Review Highlights from TripAdvisor

  • Well worth a visit

A fascinating (partial) insight into the mind of one of Liverpool’s most fascinating characters – why on earth did he have these cavernous multilevel spaces built underground? Our lovely guide, Peter, was incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about his subject, although of course there are still so many unanswered questions. It’s also amazing how hard the team has worked to ‘excavate’ these tunnels, and is continuing to do so. Do visit!

  • Unusual and much more fun alternative to the many museums

A fantastic 90 minutes of walking around an amazing underground space – two in fact as we went to the second tour as well (the first are the main tunnels and the second is under Williamson’s house) An amazing story and an incredible amount of hard digging and excavation by volunteers. Mandy took us round and explained all the detail with real enthusiasm (she is one of the volunteer diggers) Our teenagers loved it too, from putting on hard hats and high vis jackets, to seeing the artefacts and climbing up and down dimly lit ladders. A real ‘must do’ if you have a few days in Liverpool!

The entrance is literally a building site on a small residential road, so you will need to drive carefully (or a 25 minute walk from the centre and near the Catholic cathedral)

  • Unbelievable excavations – underground Liverpool history spanning 200 years explained with passion and Scouse humour

A fascinating visit and I think we were really lucky to get Mandy and Eric as our guides they explained it all with great humour and made it a very enjoyable and personal experience.

  • Well worth a visit

A fascinating (partial) insight into the mind of one of Liverpool’s most fascinating characters – why on earth did he have these cavernous multilevel spaces built underground? Our lovely guide, Peter, was incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about his subject, although of course there are still so many unanswered questions. It’s also amazing how hard the team has worked to ‘excavate’ these tunnels, and is continuing to do so. Do visit!

  • Hidden Treasure

Our host Mandy was very informative and had amazing knowledge of the tunnels. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants something different to do in Liverpool.

  • Something unexpected

What a great place to visit. It was such an interesting and fascinating experience. The tunnels and displays are a work of art. Massive thanks to the volunteers, especially Eric and Lynn, they made the visit really special with their knowledge and passion. Looking forward to visiting again to see more now that I’ve joined as a friend.

  • Extraordinary and fascinating

A fascinating afternoon. First the public tour of the cavernous Paddington tunnels with Lynn, and then, having joined as a friend, the extended private tour of the Mason Street tunnels with Peter. The knowledge and enthusiasm of both guides was obvious. I’ve been intrigued ever since hearing of the tunnels many years ago and this was my first opportunity to visit. The amount of infill the volunteers have removed over that time, by hand, is staggering. As well as revealing the true extent of the tunnels, the bonus from that hard work has been the fascinating array of discarded household objects from times gone by that are now on display. The tour through the Paddington tunnels is by stairs (down about 60ft) and access is easy. To get to the very lowest level of the Mason Street site you need to be prepared to negotiate a couple of low and narrow bits but you are given a hard hat and a high viz jacket with sleeves to protect your clothes. Your hands may get a bit grimy but that’s part of the fun. Both tours are free, but if you want to do the Mason Street tour you must first join as a friend (£7.50) for insurance purposes. Do please consider donating to support the work of these amazing and very friendly volunteers.

One comment

  1. Well done guy’s. If anyone deserves recognition for everything they have done and what they have achieved so far, I say so far as I know there will be no “taking it easy” until you have cleared every tunnel and room there is to find ! As for finding every tunnel and room, I have the feeling there is more than enough work to keep everyone busy for years to come, so get busy guy’s as you never know what you may find. So far I have not managed to visit the Tunnels but it’s something I really must do so in the meantime it’s a case of watching every video that’s posted.

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