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Cabot Tower, Bristol

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The 32 F6m (105 ft) Cabot Tower is an icon of Bristol’s skyline. The tower commemorates the navigator and explorer John Cabot, and was constructed 400 years after he set sail from Bristol to North America. Walk up the spiral staircase (approximately 100 steps) and you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the city. Be sure to bring along your camera, as the view includes picturesque parkland, the city harbor, and some of Bristol’s most famous attractions. The tower has two viewing platforms, breaking up the climb and providing views for those who can’t make it all the way to the top. To visit Cabot Tower and other attractions in Bristol, use our Bristol online trip maker .
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  • visited with son great views if you like heights and narrow steps. it's not the easiest place to get to and parking is a nightmare in Bristol. it's free to climb the steps and get to the top here your...  more »
  • We went to Brandon Park just for a stroll and came across this beauty. Very narrow steps to get to the top of the tower but it is so worth it. You can see the whole of Bristol. Defiantly worth a visit...  more »
  • I would not have known about this place if it wasn't for the trip advisor community! I have lived in Bristol for 6 months and did not realise that this peaceful park and beautiful tower were here! The...  more »
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  • Great views across the city from Bristol from the top of the tower. Note there is a fairly steep climb up a hill to the tower and then many narrow spiral steps inside to the top of the tower. Worth the effort though.
  • The highest point of Bristol, the tower is situated at the top of a lovely hilly park with a lot of friendly squirrels. It offers beautiful views of Bristol and its surroundings. Not too fun if there are many visitors though, because it is difficult to get past one other on the very narrow stairway.
  • Fun tower to view much of Bristol. It's free! Two sets of stairs. First are tight but can fit a person passing on the big steps. Second is a one way but shorter. Pack your camera!
  • Superb for both tourists and locals. Entirely free with good opening hours, very impressive views from the top. Climb not recommended for the overweight or those with heart conditions. A fitting tribute to John Cabot.
  • Located in a nice park and gave great views of the city and surrounding area. We enjoyed the maps on each side telling you were and what the landmarks were.

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