Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Bristol  /  Cabot Tower

Cabot Tower, Bristol

4.7
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 .
Create an itinerary including Cabot Tower
map
Cabot Tower Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
1,078 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • August 21, 2017
    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 »
  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
Google
  • Can be busy and hard to pass others in the very narrow twisting stairs climbing up - but there are two levels as to spread some viewers out. The steps inside are quite well-worn and can be slippy (an ode to the age of the structure), but the views from the top are amazing. I love visiting on a nice day - great to see out over the city and even to Bath!
  • Feed the squirrels in the park by hand. Enjoy the city views from the tower. Great spot to watch the Hot-Air Balloons during the Fiesta too!
  • Beautiful park overlooking the city and plenty of opportunities to capture some memorable photos. Tower staircase definitely can get cozy.
  • Lovely park to walk through. Great views from tower. 108 very narrow and steep stairs with 2 way traffic. Tower not disabled friendly
  • Pretty tower and fantastic views in a peaceful park - just be prepared to wait to get up or down the narrow staircase

Plan your trip to Bristol

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Bristol

Providing a convenient base from which to explore the West Country, Bristol offers relatively inexpensive lodging options, including boutique hotels, small B&Bs, and trendy self-catering apartments. Consider staying in the old town center, conveniently located close to Bristol's main road and rail networks. Options here range from modern hotels to vintage guesthouses, often featuring sunny courtyards.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Bristol by other users

3 days in Bristol BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bristol BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Edinburgh & Bristol BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Bristol, Salzburg & Berlin BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Bristol BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Bristol BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Bristol BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Bristol BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in London, Bristol & Cornwall BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Wales & England BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans