Broadway Tower, Broadway, Worcestershire

High on a hillside not far from the peaceful Cotswold village of Broadway, stands Broadway Tower, a folly built by Capability Brown in the 18th century for the 6th Earl of Coventry. It’s a striking building, with battlements, turrets and even gargoyles, and in the past it’s been used to house a printing press, as a holiday retreat and as a farmhouse. Inside is home to the Tower Museum, with its elegant Georgian interiors; climb to the viewing platform at the top and you’ll have views over 16 counties if the weather’s good.

There are good walks at the tower, including a short circular, and there’s a Nuclear Bunker, a relic of the Cold War, that's open to visitors from April to October at weekends and on Bank Holiday Mondays. Because Broadway Tower stands within a deer park you might well spot the herd of resident red deer – quite a sight in the English countryside.

Take a picnic, or go to Morris & Brown for cake and hot chocolate, or to the Tower Barn for afternoon tea and Prosecco.  

Open: 10.00am-5.00pm daily
T: 01386 852390  
All information correct at the time of writing

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