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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. Take a look at our Broadway trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Broadway Tower and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We viewed the Tower and had a cup of tea in the tea room. The views are beautiful and the history of the tower is very interesting. Definitely worth a visit  more »
  • Lovely views from here, plus friendly cafe and shop. parking is a refundable £2 if you eat at the cafe or visit the tower.  more »
  • We enjoyed a walk up to the Tower. It's compact inside but you get great views over the surrounding countryside and it's packed with local information. It was busy with families out for the day but fe...  more »
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  • Really nice place to fill time in Broadway. Often find that Broadway town doesn't have too much to offer other than pottering around shops. Nice to drive up and get a lovely view of the area - 16 counties supposedly. There is plenty of parking and even if that's full then there is plenty of space on the roads. Didn't go into the tower but heard it was £5 to get in. Not sure how much more you would see if you do go up - but I can't comment. It is free to get up to the tower and still get great views
  • Had a great visit today. The story behind the tower was interesting. Did not realise you have to pay for parking. View from the top is very good as we could see for miles, and the deer were an added surprise. Cost was £5 per person.
  • Great views from the top of the towers but the bunker tour is a must. If you're lucky an old boy, retired royal observer officer and national treasure, tony, will be there to compliment the tour. He has some amazing stories to tell about the observation bunkers.
  • Great place for either a tea stop or as a start point for a walk to Broadway or Snowshill As it's a popular spot, it can be a bit of a traffic bottleneck; there's some entertainment to be had from watching drivers insist on ignoring the clearly marked one-way system. The views are great and so is the food.
  • A great place to visit - well worth the rather steep walk up through the fields from the village, if you can manage it. The restaurant at the Tower is really excellent - lovely selection of food, friendly staff, and a nice little gift shop t,visit before heading down again. One great feature is that it is dog- friendly, so you can take the dog in to the restaurant if it's raining - certainly beats eating outside in the rain as we usually have to do!