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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. Make Broadway Tower part of your personalized Broadway itinerary using our Broadway driving holiday planning site .
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  • Described in many Cotswolds guides as a must see place, I am afraid we were disappointed. We drove up and wound around loads of parked cars on the approach road. Then we understood why. Five pounds to...  more »
  • It was enjoyable to see the view. So far! My children didn’t really get into the display and only enjoyed the view briefly. We were disappointed that the bunker was closed. Maybe that would have been ...  more »
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  • Great spot to visit. Interesting tower. Great views of Cotswolds. Good cafe with indoor and outdoor seating and decent menu. Car parking £2 for 4 hours. Walks possible if you are fit.
  • This is a pretty cool place. Great views and a wonderful place to spend some time. There is great history. We had hoped it would be a little bit more of a military place, but they did have some military history.
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