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Cabot Tower, Bristol

Categories: Observation Decks, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
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. Plan to visit Cabot Tower and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bristol attractions using our Bristol tourist route planner.
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  • A bit of a squeeze at times and not for those without a degree of fitness but great views and a chance to understand the layout of Bristol-nice park as well 
  • Walk inside the Park, coincidentally found a tower. You can see at a glance the city of Bristol. Antique buildings. Walked up to the top of the tower you can climb. Last admission time is short, but a separate admission fee.
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  • Views from the top are gorgeous, you can see all the way across Bristol on a clear day! The stairs to reach the top are awkward, but be patient, it's definitely worth it! I also love the little marker...  read more »
  • Fantastic views from the tower, nice place to sit around in the sunshine. Short walk from Park St and docks. Hope and Anchor pub is nearby. Come here early for sublime peace and quiet.
  • The drive up is axillerating and well worth the drive. The view over St. John's is spectacular and amazing day or night. At night the dazzling lights of the harbour and the old city, St. John's, during the day you can see Canada's most easterly point, Cape Spear and you can watch the Humpback whales frolicking in the ocean
  • Visiting this is a MUST for anyone in Bristol for the first time! It offers spectacular views of the whole city and is absolutely free (save for a big climb!).
  • Beautiful view and information available. Just awesome! Best sight in Bristol.
  • Great way to look over Bristol and it's free. Has viewing area near the top and then another right at the top. Be warned, it's steep steps with very little passing room for the first climb and the second short set of steps to the very top is wide enough for a single person so no passing.
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