Arts & Culture Experience
Broadway Tower is an iconic landmark of the Cotswolds, set in a 50-acre parkland estate. Within the estate you can follow a circular walk passing the deer park, around the spectacular tower, to the stylish visitor centre at Tower Barn and through the woodland to the Morris and Brown café.
The tower is in a truly beautiful location overlooking the surrounding villages and picturesque Cotswold countryside. It was the vision of 18th century landscape designer Capability Brown and the tower has been a landmark since 1798. Broadway Tower was once known as the Lighthouse of Wisdom when a printing press was set up here by Sir Thomas Phillipps. He made his collection of manuscripts and books available to scholars from around the world. It has also been a holiday retreat for artists with William Morris spending time here.
Climbing to the top of the tower, the highest point in the Cotswolds, the breath-taking views cover 16 counties. Inside you see the Georgian interiors of the museum and you can immerse yourself with the multi-media guide.
Red deer roam the park below the tower and you can book a special experience to meet them. The head caretaker will share his knowledge of the herd with you. An unusual experience which is also available at the Broadway Tower estate is to visit the hidden nuclear bunker. The short tour takes you underground to view the fully restored 1980’s former monitoring bunker.
During your visit, at Tower Barn you can enjoy an afternoon tea, brunch or lunch and browse the beautiful shop. You are sure to find a lovely keepsake or gift to take home with you. Craft courses are held here throughout the year and you are also able to hire e-bikes to explore more of this area. The Morris and Brown café, named after William Morris and Capability Brown, serves hot drinks and cakes and also has a gift shop.
To note: Dogs are welcome. Some areas are mobility-friendly but other areas have steep gradients and uneven terrain.