Cabot Tower, Brandon Hill, Bristol, Somerset

The Cabot Tower was built in the 1890’s to commemorate the 400th anniversary of John Cabot’s voyage from Bristol to land which later became known as Canada. The tower stands 105 feet high, dominating the skyline of Brandon Hill Park  close to the city centre; the spiral staircase leads to two viewing platforms with spectacular views of the city. Architecturally, the tower is beautiful, with diagonal and flying buttresses, and right on the top an octagonal spirelet with a ball finial and a carved winged figure that represent commerce. Go there, climb up and admire those views.

Open: 8.15am-4.30pm every day except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day     Entry is free
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