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Broadway Tower

Broadway Tower  

Broadway Tower was built in the late 18th century by the Earl of Coventry and on a clear day has views over 13 counties. Set on high the Cotswold escarpement, at a height of over 1000 feet above sea level, be prepared to be buffeted if the winds are high!
Broadway Tower sits in an area known as Broadway Tower Country Park.

Inside Broadway Tower you can find exhibitions covering the history of the tower and of William Morris who used to spend holidays in Broadway Tower.

Decending down the steep road from Broadway Tower you vill find the village of Broadway a highly manicured Cotswold village.

Broadway Tower
Broadway Tower

There is a green sign attached to Broadway Tower that reads,

"Broadway Tower was completed in 1799 from designs by the famous architect James Wyatt. It was built for the 6th Earl of Coventry as a folly to his Springhill Estate. Legend has it that its purpose was that of a signalling tower between Springhill and the Earl's family estate at Croome Court near Worcester, which can be seen from the Tower. Many famous people have had associations with the Tower including Sir Thomas Phillipps (who used it to house part of his world famous collection of ancient manuscripts) and the pre-Raphaelite painters William Morris, Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones.

Broadway Tower  

The Tower is open to the public and houses exhibitions on its colourful history, William Morris and a three dimensional model of the surrounding area. There is a gift shop and a viewing platform that allows you to stand at the highest point in the Cotswolds (331.8m/1089 feet above sea level)

Broadway Tower is privately owned and managed and your entrance fee will assist in the upkeep of this unique landmark."


Cotswolds towns and villages

Bibury   Home to the famous and picturesque Arlington Row
Bourton on the Water   Bourton on the Water is sometimes known as "The Venice of the Cotswolds"
Broadway   One of the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds, and probably England
Burford   Burford is a beautiful town on the river Windrush
Chipping Campden   An historic town with impressive buildings such as one of the finest wool churches
Chipping Norton   The highest town in Oxfordshire and sometimes known as "The Gateway To The Cotswolds"
Cirencester   One of the oldest and most beautiful market towns in the country
Fairford   Gloucestershire town, probably most famous for being the home of RAF Fairford
Lechlade   Lechlade is a small market town on the southern borders of the Cotswolds
Moreton in Marsh   Moreton-in-Marsh is in the heart of the Cotswolds, located at the head of the beautiful Evenlode valley<
Nailsworth   Situated about 4 miles from Stroud, Nailsworth is a charming town with winding streets and a plentiful supply of nooks and crannies to explore
Northleach   A charming, under-developed Cotswold village
South Cerney   One of the largest villages in the Cotswolds
Stow-on-the-Wold   Stands along the old Roman Fosse Way on a 700 foot high hill
Stroud   The oldest market town in Gloucestershire
Tetbury   A centre for antique shops and home to The Market House built in 1655
Westonbirt   Home to the world famous Westonbirt Arboretum
Witney   Famous for Witney blankets
Woodstock   Home to Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill
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