Cabot Tower, Brandon Hill, Bristol, Somerset

An iconic part of the Bristol skyline, the Cabot Tower stands high in Brandon Hill Park, not far from the city centre. It 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.

Architecturally, the tower is beautiful, 105 feet high, built of red sandstone and contrasting cream Bath stone, with diagonal and flying buttresses; right on the top is an octagonal spirelet with a ball finial and a carved winged figure that represents commerce. If you're taking a stroll around the park during tower opening hours, go inside and climb the 109 steps of the spiral staircase to two viewing platforms with spectacular views of the city and harbourside.

Open: 8.15am-4.30pm every day except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Entry is free
All information correct at the time of writing

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