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 reviews
Having stayed in Broadway for this visit, we chose to walk to Broadway Tower via the Cotswold Way walk. It was not too difficult of a walk and provided good views over the village. The actual tower...
Having stayed in Broadway for this visit, we chose to walk to Broadway Tower via the Cotswold Way walk. It was not too difficult of a walk and provided good views over the village. The actual tower... more »
What an interesting, iconic, odd and wonderful gem to visit in the Cotswolds. The tower’s stories are very interesting (no spoilers!), it’s interior is exquisite and the views from the roof are...
What an interesting, iconic, odd and wonderful gem to visit in the Cotswolds. The tower’s stories are very interesting (no spoilers!), it’s interior is exquisite and the views from the roof are... more »
Lovely location great scenery and a great cafe and shop to have lunch and chat out doors on within. Service was gast and friendly and lots of parking space at a reasonable price as great for a stroll with kids who will love seeing the wild deer and running around the tower. There is a small charge to be on the tower grounds and a combined charge to go into tower and be on the grounds. Its a great place to have a picnic and watch the deer with kids or even adults. We had good weather and so you see along distance making the scenery great.
Really worth a visit. Walked up the hill from Broadway to the Tower which overlooks the town. Well presented with a shop cafe and restaurant. Incredible views of the surrounding area and a very quirky history. Enjoyed the visit but found the £12 entry a little on the spicy side. On balance worth it
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