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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. Plan to visit Cabot Tower and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bristol attractions using our Bristol tourist route planner.
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  • Lovely climb with my hubby breathtaking scenery next time I won't wear my high boots glad when we got to the top  more »
  • A group of seven of us went to the park on a sunny afternoon. It was packed but there were so many lovely areas that there was space for everyone. We visited on a Sunday so the bins were overflowing. ...  more »
  • Situated off Park Street (near the centre) is Brandon Hill. Take stroll up Brandon Hill; breathe in the fresh air; watch the squirrels dance around the trees; grab an ice-cream from the van. The Tower...  more »
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  • Spectacular views across Bristol. There are metal plaques at each compass point indicating the direction and distance to major international cities. The tower is ascended by a steep climb up a very narrow, winding staircase from the beautiful gardens at the base. There is no admission charge.
  • Nice views and not very difficult way up. The views are not incredible but the garden around the tower and the tower itself are beautiful.
  • Wonderful 360' views of Bristol!!! Great place to visit on a bright, clear day to view the city. Just a warning, there are a lot of stairs!!!!!
  • One of my favourite places in Bristol. A great view, a great place to take visitors and absolutely free. Narrow steps and can get a little windy.
  • Fantastic view of the whole city from the top of the tower. It's free to enter. Lots of stairs but it's worth it.