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Broadway Tower, Broadway

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Must see · Observation Deck · Tourist Spot
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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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  • The Broadway Tower is a truely spectacular folly, the entire structure is devine, the inside rooms that you can visit on each floor are just lovely, especially the bath on the roof, marvellous views.....  more
    The Broadway Tower is a truely spectacular folly, the entire structure is devine, the inside rooms that you can visit on each floor are just lovely, especially the bath on the roof, marvellous views.....  more »
  • The views are marvellous ( take your camera!). For a snack, my wife and I had a cheese scone which was very good. However, whilst my wife had an enjoyable americano, I had a “double espresso”. The....  more
    The views are marvellous ( take your camera!). For a snack, my wife and I had a cheese scone which was very good. However, whilst my wife had an enjoyable americano, I had a “double espresso”. The....  more »
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  • Lovely rest stop. Beautiful scenery! The grounds are always immaculate with lots of easy parking. We used the cafe, the food was fresh tasted amazing and the cakes 🥰 The cafe had seating indoor & out. There's a little gift shop and the staff are friendly. The tables were cleaned quickly & food arrived promptly. Keep up the great work!
  • Great day out, we took our dogs and there were plenty of other dog walkers and young families. Plenty of parking, toilets, cafe. We took a picnic and enjoyed sitting outside. Paths were well signed and there were some that were suitable for pushchairs, mobility scooters and wheelchairs. Other routes were more uphill, but great for a bracing walk. I would recommend (£4 ticket online included parking and grounds - but not entry to the Tower). We will definitely be back!

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