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.
Tours to Broadway Tower
BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Cotswold Village Tour (for your group only)
Duration: 4h 30min
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Tour of the Cotswolds from Moreton-in-Marsh or Stratford-on-Avon
Duration: 7h 15min
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Broadway Tower reviews
The highest tower in the Cotswolds with view of 16 counties at the top. Guided tour very informative. Also very nice walk around the tower with grazing sheep all around.
The highest tower in the Cotswolds with view of 16 counties at the top. Guided tour very informative. Also very nice walk around the tower with grazing sheep all around. more »
We booked a 10.30 slot, cost is £14 each including parking (you have to print your ticket & put it in the window or talk to the lady in the shop). It was foggy upon our arrival so the lady in the...
We booked a 10.30 slot, cost is £14 each including parking (you have to print your ticket & put it in the window or talk to the lady in the shop). It was foggy upon our arrival so the lady in the... more »
The tower sun grounds are well kept and beautifully kept. Views are brilliant, well would be on a clear day. All things considered a good price too.
The tower sun grounds are well kept and beautifully kept. Views are brilliant, well would be on a clear day. All things considered a good price too. 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.
Absolutely stunning views from this great "folly". You can climb to the top of the tower through a number of different rooms. Go on a nice, sunny clear day and the 360 degree view over the countryside from the tower top is out of this world. There are also a number of extremely pleasant walks to do around the tower's locality. Parking is plentiful and there is a cafe for refreshments.
Worth having a walk up to the tower if you’re visiting the Broadway area. £12 entry with a very good audio guide provided which explains the history of the folly. The interior is very impressive especially the library area and with great views from the top. Visited on a Saturday and was busy around the local area but quiet within the tower.
A truly lovely place to visit; peaceful and with stunning views, some great walks, and a couple of lovely cafes. The deer park is accessible and the deer were easy to spot. We stopped for cake and hot chocolate and found both to be delicious. The wood burning stove was a welcome addition after spending some time in the chilly morning taking in the magnificent views. Would highly recommend!
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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