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“Great views of the city”
Review of Cabot Tower

Cabot Tower
Reviewed 16 June 2014

This tower is well worth the trek up the hill to go and visit. Be aware that the stairs inside the tower are quite steep and small with little space for passing people as you go up and down, so if you aren't a fan of confined space it might be best to go on a quieter day. However the views are well worth the climb with two levels of viewing platforms, both offer excellent views out across the city. On the top most level there are plaques which tell you what you are looking out at and the distance to them, it also includes other cities and the distance to Canada which is the land that John Cabot discovered in 1497. It's wonderful to see a 360 degree view of the city from above.
I's really nice that the tower is free to go up and have a look out over the city. It is probably best to go up on a sunny day to get the most from the view, but going on an overcast day doesn't stop you appreciating them, it also means that the tower and park are less crowded. The surrounding park land is very peaceful and a haven for wildlife. It seems that people feed the squirrels there as they are quite friendly and you can approach them without them running away.

Thank Gee231205x
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Cabot Tower is very nice to visit. It is best visit on a nice sunny day. Lots of park land to explore and chill at, great for a picnic. Scenic view of Bristol with many benches to sit along. It is peaceful too. One nice thing to do is to bring a few nuts along with you as their is quite a lot of squirrels that run about and will happily take a nut from you and come up close. I saw these squirrels in Spring. Great photography opportunities. Cabot Tower looks interesting and historic.

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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

I am a Bristolian who knows how much attractions can cost and this place has very personal memories for me. Now the place. Free to go up. Views are amazing. Located on Brandon Hill which can be an oasis of peace in the middle of the city. Easy walks. Great restaurants and coffee shops nearby. Kids can feed the squirrels all year around. It is one place I take all friends visiting Bristol.

Thank AdeWotton
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

Situated in the lovely Brandon Park/Hill, you get great 360degree views over Bristol. There are ALOT of stairs which are quite narrow, so if you have issues with stairs or heights then maybe not for you!

Thank Khlara
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

The views from here are spectacular and the vast hilly (at the lower levels fairly gentle in slope) lands are very well maintained. Perfect for picnics. Plenty of pay and display parking spaces available.

Thank zenu
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