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Cabot Tower, Bristol

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Observation Deck Historic Site
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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  • Great views and fun to climb up the old tower. Very narrow staircase. Little gem to be found in the pretty park and recommended as a break from the city centre. Good option if visiting.  more »
  • What a great time had. Lots of steps. Narrow in places goinv up. The views are amazing though on a good day! Well worth a walk up and the grounds are pretty aswell!  more »
  • Great views of the city, well worth the climb. We have been up during the balloon festival in August, which is quite a sight.  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.