Twilight images courtesy of www.rondaviesphoto.com.
How many people does it take to change a light bulb?
Well, in our case – more than one! The huge chains used to lower the great central chandeliers (965kg/19cwt each) to the Cathedral floor (over 52m/170ft) can be seen just before you enter the second lift - just to change the bulbs! It takes a team of at least 5 people and a whole day to carry out this skilful operation.
The journey from the 2nd stage lift brings you to the bell tower itself from where you begin ascending 108 steps. This chamber houses the highest (67m/219ft) and heaviest (31.5tonnes/31 tons) ringing peal of church bells in the world.
The main roof section (101m/ 300 ft) above ground floor level and over 150m(500ft) above sea level offers panoramic views across the city as it spreads like a giant jigsaw of buildings, roads, parks and other landmarks.
Read more about The Tower Experience, the Bells, or check our opening hours and up to date visitor information.