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Broadway Tower
Standing on the Cotswolds escarpment, Broadway Tower was conceived by 18th-century landscape artist Capability Brown and completed in 1798. Notable for its stone turrets and rounded-arch windows, this Gothic folly boasts historical exhibitions and a rooftop with views across 16 counties.

The Basics
Broadway Tower stands 1,024 feet (312 meters) above sea level and offers three stories of exhibitions along with spectacular views. Visitors can explore the displays on the tower’s history and past occupants—William Morris and other luminaries from the arts and crafts movement among them—before absorbing the views and enjoying the surrounding attractions, including the café, shop, and barn café; an original Cold War bunker; scenic parkland; and country walks.

You can visit Broadway Tower independently or on a guided Cotswolds tour—many include a stop at the folly. Prebook online to secure admission if you plan to visit on your own, or sign up for one of the full-day tours that include either an exterior stop or interior visit.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Broadway Tower is a key sight for history and outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Allow about 90 minutes to visit the tower, café, and shop.
  • Parking fees at the nearby lot are refundable against purchases over a specified value at the café or shop.
  • While the tower is not wheelchair- or stroller-accessible, the café, shop, and restrooms are.
  • Be prepared for the tower’s steep spiral staircases.
 
How to Get There
Broadway Tower rises from Middle Hill, overlooking the village of Broadway. The best way to get there is to drive: Take the A44 south of Broadway, and after about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers), turn into Buckle Street to find the tower. Alternatively, a 45-minute walk along the Cotswold Way from Broadway’s High Street brings you to the landmark.
 
When to Get There
The tower and café are open from midmorning to midafternoon daily, but be aware that times are subject to change if the weather is poor.  There’s no bad time to visit, although the tower and café can be busy during the summer and on weekends.

Sights Near Broadway Tower

Many visitors combine time at Broadway Tower with strolls or cycle rides in the surrounding countryside or on the Cotswold Way walking trail. Another attraction is the nearby Nuclear Bunker. Here, visitors can descend a ladder to explore the single-room monitoring station, which was used during the 20th century to detect any suspicious Soviet activity. The bunker is open weekends and holidays from April to November.
Address: Middle Hill, Broadway , UK, Cotswolds WR12 7LB, England
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Private Cotswold Village Tour (for your group only)

Private Cotswold Village Tour (for your group only)

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THIS TOUR IS EXCLUSIVE TO YOUR GROUP ONLY Having lived in the Cotswolds for over 50 years we know where the hidden gems are, we have also worked in the hospitality industry for many years. This EXCLUSIVE tour is for your group ONLY from 2-11 passengers. Why not come up from London Paddington or Oxford on the train and we can meet you at Moreton in Marsh train station. We have pick up points in Cheltenham, Winchcombe, Broadway and Moreton in Marsh (if you can't reach those points please contact us to see if we can help) Our beautiful Cotswold tour takes you on a stunning journey through many villages and towns, all in the comfort of our luxury vehicles. The tour does a loop from Winchcombe to Stanway - Stanton - Broadway (we stop here for 30 minutes) - Broadway Tower - Chipping Campden - Moreton in Marsh, Stow on the Wold - The Slaughters - Bourton on the Water (we stop here for 30 minutes) - Guiting Power - Winchcombe We can stop at any of these villages for you take a photos
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.25
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Tour of the Cotswolds from Moreton-in-Marsh

Tour of the Cotswolds from Moreton-in-Marsh

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See more of the picturesque Cotswolds on a trip that leaves from Moreton-in-Marsh. Showcasing the must-see villages that can be tricky to find on your own, the excursion visits Bourton-on-the-Water and Chipping Camden along with some lesser-known hamlets that many Cotswolds tourists miss. You have ample free time to explore, along with commentary and tips for places to eat or see through the day.
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  • 7 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.70
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Cotswold Discovery Trail Self-Guided Tour

Cotswold Discovery Trail Self-Guided Tour

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The COTSWOLD DISCOVERY TRAIL is a self guided private tour enabled by our beautifully designed maps and Trail Pack. There are 2 day long Trails to do. Avoid expensive tour guides, the map is your guide. Explore things on your own, at your own pace with the confidence you know where you are going. The centrepiece of the Trail Pack is a fold out map. There is a Trail on each side, one for the North & South Cotswolds. The Trails are circular to complete in a car, structured around many stops where you explore on foot. There are many start points, so you finish where you start, which is the most convenient place for you. The maps offer comprehensive directions, are packed full of interesting information and loaded with questions and clues to answer which illuminate further on your surroundings. If you have a limited time in the Cotswolds this is the best way to see a lot of it.
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  • 2 days
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Cotswolds One Day or Half Day Driving Tour with Local Guide

Cotswolds One Day or Half Day Driving Tour with Local Guide

Swap Oxford for a day visiting the picturesque countryside gem of The Cotswolds. This flexible experience is well suited for travelers of all fitness levels, as you can choose to either go on a cycling tour or a driving tour by car/minibus. Wander around scenic villages, and admire traditional architecture, and rolling hills. Highlights include Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway Tower, and lots of scenic viewpoints.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Private Tour of the Cotswolds in a luxury car from Moreton-in-Marsh

Private Tour of the Cotswolds in a luxury car from Moreton-in-Marsh

Explore the Cotswolds with your own private guide on a customizable full-day tour from Moreton-in-Marsh. Travel in style by Mercedes vehicle, heading first to Stratford-upon-Avon to see Shakespeare's Birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, and other important locations related to Shakespeare's life. Then, visit quaint villages such as Stanton, Chipping Camden, Broadway, The Slaughters, and Stow on the Wold before returning to Moreton.
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  • 8 hours
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$453.34
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Mobile Scavenger Hunts Experience in Broadway

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Mobile Scavenger Hunts Experience in Broadway

What starts in our imagination comes to life on your holiday and upon your screen. Our scavenger hunt is a truly innovative way to explore Broadway. Simple to use, hilariously fun, and the best way to introduce you to places and experiences you may never find alone.
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  • 6 hours
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Classic Cotswolds Private Tour

Classic Cotswolds Private Tour

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This private tour of the Cotswolds takes in the best of the North Cotswolds stopping at many of the places you would wish to see if you only have one day in the area. Leave all the planning to us and tour the area with a local driver-guide in and executive vehicle. We use quiet country lanes and pass through stunning countryside and off-the-beaten track Cotswold villages. On a typical tour you will visit towns such as Broadway, Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water as well as less touristed spots such as Snowshill and Upper and Lower Slaughter. There is the option to visit one of the many gardens or manor houses in the area and to take a lunch in a traditional pub or afternoon tea in a tearoom. All tours are private and full bespoke so we are happy to tailor the day to suit your individual needs or preferences. Beat the crowds and enjoy the beauty of the Cotswolds on a private tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$551.49
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