Today, the tower is home to a museum dedicated to Beckford's life.
Beckford's Tower presides over a cemetery in which William Beckford is buried.
The tower was originally built as a retreat and repository for William Beckford's art and rare book collections.
The tower is Grade I Listed.
The tower is neo-classical in style and is topped with an octagonal lantern which is decorated with gilded columns.
In 2001 restoration work on the tower was rewarded with a Civic Trust Award commendation and in 2002 the restoration work garnered the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust's 'Building of the Year' Award for Restoration.
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