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Broadway Tower, Broadway

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Must see · Observation Deck · Tourist Spot
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A genuine folly loaded with history, Broadway Tower was designed by architect James Wyatt in 1794. Follies were structures usually built for decorative rather than practical purposes, and this tower was no exception. Wyatt designed it for Lady Coventry, who wondered if a light on the second highest hill in the area, where beacons were customarily lit on special occasions, could be seen from her house in Worcester. The lady’s house was approximately 35 km (22 mi) away and, as it turned out, the beacon could be seen clearly. Today, the tower is an ideal lookout spot and the center of a country park with various exhibits open to the public. Visit the site on a sunny day, and don’t forget to bring your camera. Make Broadway Tower part of your personalized Broadway itinerary using our Broadway driving holiday planning site.
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  • It’s a rather expensive visit. It’s 12£ per adult. 3£ to park. I’m a history buff and I appreciate the Tower has been maintained and it’s expensive to do so. The staff at tower itself were very... 
    It’s a rather expensive visit. It’s 12£ per adult. 3£ to park. I’m a history buff and I appreciate the Tower has been maintained and it’s expensive to do so. The staff at tower itself were very...  more »
  • If this attraction is on your route it may be worth stopping for a look but don’t go out of your way. You will likely find they have closed the site down without notice for filming or other... 
    If this attraction is on your route it may be worth stopping for a look but don’t go out of your way. You will likely find they have closed the site down without notice for filming or other...  more »
  • A beautiful place with stunning and far reaching views. The grounds a very well kept and you can choose to bring your own picnic or eat in the café. The Circular walk is lovely and so long as your... 
    A beautiful place with stunning and far reaching views. The grounds a very well kept and you can choose to bring your own picnic or eat in the café. The Circular walk is lovely and so long as your...  more »
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  • Lovely rest stop. Beautiful scenery! The grounds are always immaculate with lots of easy parking. We used the cafe, the food was fresh tasted amazing and the cakes 🥰 The cafe had seating indoor & out. There's a little gift shop and the staff are friendly. The tables were cleaned quickly & food arrived promptly. Keep up the great work!
  • Great day out, we took our dogs and there were plenty of other dog walkers and young families. Plenty of parking, toilets, cafe. We took a picnic and enjoyed sitting outside. Paths were well signed and there were some that were suitable for pushchairs, mobility scooters and wheelchairs. Other routes were more uphill, but great for a bracing walk. I would recommend (£4 ticket online included parking and grounds - but not entry to the Tower). We will definitely be back!
  • Got to say we spent a good 3hours exploring the tower and having lunch at this site,it appears the great William Morris has some connections with the tower which seems to have been built as a folly, but having said that the most important thing about this place is the jaw dropping view which is absolutely sensational,it is said on a clear day several counties can be viewed from the top of the tower. The only thing I think they could improve on is the entrance, which you could easily miss. Visited again recently but the tower was closed which was disappointing but I think they were doing some work on it. Hope come back soon as it's always worth a visit.
  • We arrived as a cycling group so avoided the main cafe, no queue at the overflow coffee and cake stall up the hill towards the Tower. Decent spare loos too. Coffee fine, as was the big sausage roll. Sat on a grassy bank enjoying the sun and the views. Job done!
  • Beautiful landscape in heart of Cotswold. You can get here by car or private tours only . It’s close at 5 pm daily . Can’t explain how beautiful this place it is . You can have ultimate picturesque near Broadway tower. There is long trail behind tower where you can find multiple farms/ plane , you can take beautiful hill view from farms . Must visited place in Cotswold

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