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Broadway Tower, Broadway

4.3
Must see · Observation Deck · Tourist Spot
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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  • Broadway Tower is set in a beautiful location in the Cotswolds. The view from a distance is that of a medieval or even Norman keep. In truth, the structure was constructed much later and I believe is....  more »
  • It was a rather miserable day, but it was interesting to climb the spiral staircase to each floor and see the views and exhibits. The top floor has a door out onto the roof, where on a clear day, you....  more »
  • There looked as though there was a good view from the area but we got no further than the car park. Pay and display is cash or an app. App took 15 minutes to download and didn’t work. Whilst waiting....  more »
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  • I've been here in the day and must say it's a beautiful location with amazing views, the Nuclear Bunker is well worth a visit and offers an abundance of history and information regarding life during the cold war. I've also been up here for night Photography and found it to be an extremely ideal location, lighting conditions are great with very little light pollution for the area which means you can actually see the milky way with your naked eye once they've adjusted (no phone screens or touches for 20 mins), just need to get up here for some early morning shots with the deer now.
  • Great 360° views of many counties. Really interesting displays in the tower of it's history, links with William Morris and also the Royal Observer Corps. Fascinating tour of the Nuclear bunker. It's also a lovely park for walking.
  • Amazing view on top of the tower! There is a bunker nearby and you could go down to have a look with one of the guides. The talk is quieter informative and the way going down and up is super fun as well! Highly recommend you to pay a visit to the bunker.
  • Fantastic visit. Just wished the cafe/restaurant stocked more hot food. NT cafes always seem to run out of sausage rolls, traditional puddings etc half way through serving time?
  • Love Broadway tower and the surrounding park! Beautiful views across the home counties and ideal for walking the dog. Nice cafes and homemade cakes finish it off nicely x

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