Broadway Tower
Broadway Tower
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A unique Capability Brown Folly Tower open to visitors wanting to experience great English heritage in an inspiring location. Graphic displays on three floors, roof viewing platform and Tower Shop are a must for Cotswold visits. Broadway Tower is one of England's outstanding viewpoints and at 1024 feet (312m) above sea level, it is the second highest point on the Cotswold escarpment. Unrivalled views survey an expanse of a 62 mile radius and as many as 16 Counties. Conveniently located on the Cotswold Way, Broadway Tower is the perfect place to start your walk, be it a short circuit or hike. There is ample car parking for patrons of Broadway Tower and refreshments await to reward the completed walk.
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  • Tracey G
    Halesowen, United Kingdom2,209 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nuclear Bunker Tour
    Nuclear bunker tour booked online. There was only the 4 of us on the tour. Really really interesting Who knew at the height of the Cold War you were only about 10 miles away from a nuclear bunker! Who knew our parents had a government booklet telling them what to do in case of an attack! Our kitchen table was very small! Excellent tour. Very informative Getting back up the ladder was harder than getting down Highly recommend
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Tracey E
    Derby, United Kingdom344 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit!
    We walked from the car park to the tower with our dog and were so pleased to have seen the beautiful deer on route to the top of the hill. The views from this point are amazing. We enjoyed sitting on the swinging chair and taking in the views.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 August 2023
  • TUMBO10
    Essex, United Kingdom561 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Views
    Nice Views, Didn't buy a ticket and not once were we challenged. If I'd have paid the money they were charging I would have been dissapointed if I'm honest for the money they were charging. Worth chancing it. We didn't do the bunker or go up the tower, or the deer walk but we were there about 45 minutes maximum, including sitting on the benches with an ice cream.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 15 August 2023
  • ACGI2222
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit in the Cotswolds!
    A must visit… both the bunker and the tower are very much worth a visit. Take the audio tour for the tower. The bunker was such an amazing experience and very informative. Descending the ladder to a place that is confined to recent history… The tour guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. Definitely a 5 star experience and well worth the £20 combined ticket
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Kevman28
    United Kingdom118 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place to visit - the nuclear bunker tour was also good fun!
    This is the perfect place to visit for a few hours, with a good car park and cafe / shop etc. The tower has an audio guide that is a bit much after a while but it's of course up to you how much you listen to it! Not one for people who cannot climb stairs unless you are happy looking at it from outside of course. The parkland surrounding it all is also lovely for walks. Net to it is a nuclear bunker which essentially is just a small room underground but it is presented just how it was left in the 90s, and with a fantastic and interesting tour that is lead by a guide who takes you down the ladder and tells you all about it's history and how it works etc. Really interesting and in no way boring at all. Take note - you have to go down a metal runged ladder to the room, and it's really not too forgiving. If you have any problem at all with going up/down a ladder (lets use a loft ladder for example) then do not attempt this one because it is harder and longer. That being said, it is an adventure and you will be glad you did it after, with a story to tell!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 27 August 2023
  • Steviefull
    Kidderminster, United Kingdom1,945 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice walk, views, deer and tower
    On our way down to Blenheim Palace we stopped off here the day before and a lovely time was had. Parked up in the not massive car park and took in the beautiful views. We opted for the longer walk, which was still barely 30 minutes with slightly uneven ground. The deer enclosure was nice to see, then we went in the tower. A couple of furnished rooms on the way to the top and a great view followed by a cake stop at the cafe finished off our 2 hour or so stop off.
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 August 2023
  • #Mr#
    82 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great walk.
    Very nice walk with great views and deer. Cafe there is also very good for lunch. The only downside is parking costs £3 all day which is a bit pricey considering if whether is not good and cafe is full you may only be there for a few minutes. As it’s a muddy walk to the castle. Great walk though on a nice day!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 December 2023
  • jethroxUk
    101 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice but not good value for money
    The setting of the tower is great with lovely views. Not having been before we parked near the cafe and ended up having to go to the shop to pay for parking and entry tickets (parking £3 and entry £14). The question is what did the entry price really pay for. It became apparent that most of the site is crossed by public footpaths so no need to pay to do that. So in effect you’re paying to enter a small cordoned off area nearest the tower and the tower itself. The tower has a shop on the ground floor level and then two rooms furnished with period antiques and then you get to the roof which admittedly has great views. I think I probably spent 15-20 minutes in the tower overall which made it pretty poor value for money. Maybe on a sunny day I’d have spent longer on the roof but probably not that much longer. It’s somewhere I’m glad I visited but I wouldn’t pay for entry on any return
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 January 2024
  • Janet H
    Worcester, United Kingdom600 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely setting and views amazing.
    Really enjoyed our visit. Circular walk a tad boggy in places but to be expected after all the rain. Wear sensible footwear. Lovely to see deer and to hear birds singing. Tower fab. Room settings amazing and the view from the top amazing. Nice shop as well.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 February 2024
  • Gill P
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely panoramic views , cafe food variable. Tame deer herd nice to see.
    The Tower is way too expensive for such a small building . Full on stately homes charge less. However the site overall is very nice with amazing views, walks and smart cafe. Toasted sandwiches are fine but avoid the ghastly quiche- inedible absolutely tasteless with seemingly no cheese!!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 March 2024
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Rsmh43
Worcester, UK3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
i have R.A and have to use a walking stick to get around, my 3yo grandaughter wanted to look around the tower shop. On entering i was told i had to leave my walking stick by the door, I replyed i would'nt be able to get around with out it. The man behind the counter then looked me up and down and said "do you actually need it !!" very sarcastically I left the shop promptly with a very upset 3yo. We then decided to go to the cafe to warm up and ordered 2 cream teas and an extra tea, well 1 tea and 2 scones turned up .after a few minuites i asked about the other 2 teas and was told i would have to pay extra for these teas!. I understand they get alot of walkers with pointed sticks go to the tower but i had told the man i couldnt get around with out my stick and he made me feel very discriminated against because of my disability. As for the cafe mistakes can happen but to be re charged with no word of apoligy is very bad customer service. We will go again as its a beautiful place to visit but will avoid tower and cafe.
Written 30 January 2020
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Traveling Uncle Matt
Leigh-on Sea, UK6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
We pre-purchased tickets for the park and tower online as it included the parking fee. When we arrived there was a long queue for the tower but as we had paid for it we wanted to go up. We only had 1h 45mins to stay there as we had a booking elsewhere, unfortunately we spent an HOUR AND A HALF queuing to get into the tower which we had to rush through and not fully experience. The view from the top was nice but not worth the time spent waiting or the money to get in. Plus my girlfriend made me play guessing games the whole time.

The very nice gentleman working there was explaining the situation to the first 5 or so "bubbles" but nothing to anyone further down the line. (if he suffered from short sightedness then this is forgiven) Were we told we would be waiting for any longer then 45 mins we wouldn't have bothered. Couldn't experience the rest of the area, just had to leave. As we were leaving we probably should have told the people at the back of the queue that they were about to wait 2 hours to get the same view they are looking at just 10 meters higher, but if we had to wait then so did those anoraks!

Maybe a time slot booking system that other places are using would avoid this situation. Viva la National Trust!

Written 27 August 2020
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B B
Worcester242 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
On the plus side location is the attraction, social distancing is pretty good, one way in one way out and hand sanitiser available. Food and drink is consumed at tables outdoors.
On the negative side pricing is high, 2 teas, a coke, scone and mini muffin cost over £12. Add to this the fact that the refund on parking is not honoured as the "system" is waiting to be fixed. Parking costs £3 for 4 hours. Not bad if you are staying that long but if visiting for a break then the 2 teas, a coke, scone and muffin plus the parking means the total cost was £15+ whereas with the refund the cost would have been a more reasonable £9+. Doubt they will honour the refund ticket if I visit again.
Written 7 August 2020
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Jeremy N
Peterborough, UK119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
On our previous visit (September 2020) we weren't aware that tickets needed to be pre-booked (or rather, we didn't do our homework before visiting!) so on this occasion we bought tickets in advance and looked forward to what's inside the tower. A friendly and professional welcome awaited us from the chap working on the entrance - he was knowledgeable and a real credit to the experience. Inside the tower is in an excellent and authentic state, with interesting history to discover. Perhaps the best attribute is the view from the roof - on a clear day you can see for miles! Ticket prices are a touch on the high side given the relatively short duration of the experience and allowing for the £3 parking charge on top but still worth it in our group's opinion.
Written 9 June 2021
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Gastronomize
Bath, UK16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Broadway Tower was on our list for our visit to the Cotswolds for a week me holiday. We booked it online as we wanted to experience the views over the Cotswolds from the tower viewpoint, the walks to and from the tower along the Cotswold Way and the picnic area and deer park.

We found the staff there lovely and very helpful as we’d booked online but didn’t have access to a printer to display our parking ticket - they printed one off for us.

We tower itself is fascinating and the picnic area and walk to Dovers Hill (about 2 hour round trip) were great.

The only negative points were that the car park didn’t have any clearly marked bays, so when we returned to collect our car, we found people had parked over the spaces that let people out of the car park, so that was a bit stressful (luckily someone was leaving so they let us out).

The ice cream stand was okay but it was pretty expensive (two scoops for £4.50 is quite steep) and the flavours weren’t that good and to the description, so that was disappointing for the price.

Our advice? Get there early and park somewhere you can reverse or drive out of, don’t get the salted caramel ice cream and you’ll be fine.
Written 30 July 2020
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PMDow42
Tampa, FL500 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
American gal in area for 2 weeks business on weekend excursion trekked to this site. Totally worth the stop - I loved the grounds, Tower, cafe and shop. Workers super gracious. The weather was a bit crazy (cold, windy) but I hit the Tower during the sunshine and enjoyed a fabulous lunch in the Cafe during the snow!
Written 29 February 2020
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Buks
Laindon, UK544 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
A quick stop here whilst in the Cotswold, car park filled up really quick as the weather was good (its pay and display), we had a lovely walk round the grounds (£4 to walk round and £12 to go in the tower). Grounds are lovely and it's a nice place for a picnic. Facilities on site which include a Cafe, an expresso bar, toilets and 2 shops were all open and had good social distancing sign posts. We all enjoyed the few hours spent at this spot. Circular walk took approx 20mins (grounds are uneven).
Written 31 May 2021
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578Allan
Bamburgh, UK33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
If you only want a light lunch then skip the long lunch time queues at the main cafe and drop down to the lower cafe. Same great cuisine, just 10% of the footfall and a much nicer ambience. Toilet facilities are also much cleaner as they are clearly new. £12 feels steep for the entrance tickets for what is essentially only a folly and not a proper castle.
Written 29 August 2021
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Michael K
London, UK544 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
You can't deny that you get fabulous views from the top of this tower, and that it is worth the cost to do that. it is a classic folly, but not all that unusual in itself, just in its location. It is also not particularly tall, only 20 metres or so, so even if you didn't pay the £8 you could still get pretty good views over the neighbouring counties from the base of the tower. Clearly what you're paying for is the enhanced views from the top of the tower, but the owners presumably thought that people might want a bit more for their money that just a view. So they have filled the lower levels of the tower with displays of varying relevance. The stuff about William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites is quite interesting and of relevance, since he visited here and lived not too far away. But I couldn't see the relevance of the World Wars exhibition on the top floor. I don't know how practical this would be, but wouldn't that be a great place for a café (after the Covid crisis, obviously)?
Written 2 October 2020
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Devonshiregirl
Lowestoft, UK102 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Very disappointed, there are some lovely walks around and near/starting from the tower which are public rights of way. The field car park at £3 is better than the pay and display further on at the suite of shop and cafe play area area but the tower itself is totally overpriced. I was happy to pay a nominal fee to access the tower (say £5 per person to help with upkeep) £12 per adult with only three small rooms with very little information in them which is difficult to read when there are more than 6 people in the room and the view from the top mostly of tree tops is overpriced. The visit barely took 20 minutes for just the tower so it really was overly expensive. Such a shame. You get more information about the tower from Google than from the venue as well.
Written 22 August 2021
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