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Broadway Tower, Broadway

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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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  • The climb up to Broadway Tower ( in the snow) was well worth it - atmospheric place, fantastic views and lots of information in the Tower. It was so windy on the top it was almost impossible to take p...  more »
  • The Broadway Tower is a stunning piece of architecture in the rolling hills of the northern Cotswolds with views of the Malvern Hills in the distance. The tower was conceived by landscape designer Cap...  more »
  • Well worth the steep climbs for the fantastic views from this tower Lots of history to be studied in side  more »
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  • Inside the tower you can see an interesting exhibit on William Morris, but the main reason to climb the tower is to get to the last floor and see the view. It is amazing. The grounds around the tower are very pretty, and there is a store/tea House nearby that is worth checking out. From here, if you came walking, you can take a nice downhill path toward Broadway itself.
  • Pricey for what it is. The fun police have been actively at work - many signs telling you what you cant do! It's worthwhile noting that you could be mislead into thinking that you need to pay to walk to the tower, when in fact there is a public right of way (seemingly unsigned). However, nearby associated cafe was great.
  • £4 to go up 2 floors of a building and stand on their roof! Nearby Shugborough Hall was £9 per adult for the entire pile and gardens and grounds and farm etc. Particularly galling reply from the staff when I commented this "well if you're not interested in history..." I am, but I'm also interested in not being ripped off £14 for the family ticket to climb 2 flights of stairs. Enjoyed the same view anyway from the (free) public footpath that passes the property.
  • Spectacular views! Stags and deers! A nuclear bunker! A remarkable structure. A top class cafe! All the things you need for a great day out.
  • Great views with a nice friendly shop. I did feel the charge is a bit much but the view is outstanding. Also interesting to learn about the William Morris connection. Only worth visiting when it's good weather with a clear sky.

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