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Broadway Tower, Broadway

Categories: Observation Decks, Tourist Spots
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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 didn't go up the tower however a beautiful area. Went for a walk the deer are beautiful Lovely little pub area by the entrance 
  • Having grown up in Broadway and often walking up to the tower and enjoying it as a child I was disappointed at my visit today. It is £5.00 to enter which I think is expensive. I know it is privately o...  read more »
  • Took a walk from the Olive Branch to the Broadway Tower , very enjoyable walk , bit on the steep side but well worth it . This was our first time on this walk and pleasantly surprised to find a tearoo...  read more »
  • Such a lovely walk up and down....but keep dogs on a leash most of the way. Well worth the effort. Nice but pricey cafe and shop at the top where you can buy a ticket to go into the tower etc. but didn't go in as ran out of cash paying for lunch! Which by the way was very tasty. You could drive up if you're not very mobile or energetic. Stunning views (16 counties apparently.....sorry, I didn't count.)
  • Watching the sun set from Broadway tower was amazing. Although the attraction officially shuts earlier, one can simply follow the Cotswold Way to gain entry to the tower base. Very beautiful and I was fortunate to visit on a good day.
  • Lovely Victorian folly on top of a hill. Broafway tower is super cute and worth the wee climb to.the top. It has a fascinating history linked to the Pre-rafaelites. Loved it
  • Delightful, beautiful, tower and countryside. Excellent museum with a different/informative theme on each floor. Go off season to avoid the hordes. Excellent cafe/restaurant.
  • Great views across the Cotswolds. Nice little shop in the tower. Good for a brisk walk before lunch in one of the nearby pubs.
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