Cotswolds

Broadway Tower, nr Moreton-in-Marsh

Boasting the most incredible views over 16 counties (yes, really), Broadway Tower lies on a beacon hill and was completed in 1798. Dreamed up by landscape designer Capability Brown and architect James Wyatt, it became a magnet for artistic types and was much-visited by William Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones as a holiday home, and who no doubt drew inspiration from the glorious surroundings.

During its lifetime, Broadway Tower was also home to a printing press as well as the Royal Observer Corps later on during both the first and second world wars. Another chilling reminder of this dark period is a Cold War bunker which lies 15 feet below a field just 70 yards from the tower itself – you can visit the bunker at weekend and on Bank Holidays from April through to October.

Today, the Tower itself is open all year around and you can find a display over three of the floors outlining the tower’s fascinating history as well as climb the 65 feet to the top. Additionally, there’s a herd of Red Deer which roam the estate and a lovely cafe – fittingly called the Morris & Brown Cafe – which serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. There’s a gift shop too – perfect for picking up a William Morris inspired gift!

Located ideally on the path of the Cotswold Way, Broadway Tower is a great stop off mid walk, or why not begin your walk and finish it from this iconic spot?

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Middle Hill, Broadway, Worcestershire WR12 7LB | The Tower: 01386 852 390 Morris & Brown Cafe: 01386 852 945 | www.broadwaytower.co.uk

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