If you find yourself in Worcestershire, don't miss the opportunity to visit one of my favorite historical landmarks, with a rich history and breathtaking views. Located atop an escarpment in the Cotswolds, Broadway Tower offers visitors an unforgettable experience.
History of Broadway Tower Broadway Tower was built in 1798 by the renowned landscape architect Capability Brown. The tower was originally intended as a hunting lodge for the 6th Earl of Coventry. It was also to be a beacon for the Earl’s second wife, who wanted to see a beacon on the top of the hill from their estate some 20 miles away. As the years and subsequent owners have passed, it has become a popular tourist destination for its panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Over the years, the tower has had many notable visitors, including William Morris, who used it as a retreat. During World War II, Broadway Tower was used as a lookout post, and it played a crucial role in the country's defense. Today, the tower is owned by the Broadway Tower Trust and is open to the public.
What to Expect When You Visit When you visit Broadway Tower, you'll have the opportunity to explore the tower's rich history and take in the stunning views of the Cotswolds. The tower is open daily, and admission fees apply. At the tower, you'll find a museum that tells the story of the tower's history and its significance to the region. You'll also have the opportunity to climb to the top of the tower, where you can enjoy 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside. On a clear day, you can see as far as the Welsh mountains. A beautiful parkland, home to various wildlife, including deer and red kites, surround the tower. Several walking trails wind through the park, providing visitors with the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the area.
Conclusion Broadway Tower is a must-visit landmark in Worcestershire. Whether you're interested in history or architecture or want to take in the stunning views of the Cotswolds, this historical landmark has something for everyone. With its rich history and breathtaking views, Broadway Tower is a destination you won't want to miss on your journey through the Cotswolds.