A Visitor’s Guide To Broadway Tower & Park In The Cotswolds
A ‘quintessentially English country destination’, Broadway Tower and Park is a great place to visit during your Cotswolds holiday.
There’s a range of things to do at Broadway Tower, from discovering the heritage at the Tower Museum to seeing gambolling deer at Deer Park, shopping at Tower Barn, or taking a guided tour around the Nuclear Bunker.
An Historic Day Out Just 20 minutes (12 miles) Drive From The Beckford Inn
After your day out at Broadway Tower and Park, pay a visit to The Beckford Inn near Tewkesbury, and see what award-winning Butcombe beers we have available before you rest your head in one of our 12 boutique ensuite bedrooms.
The History Of Broadway Tower
Broadway Tower has a history dating back to the late 18th century when it was first designed by landscape designer Capability Brown and architect James Wyatt.
The Tower itself is an example of a folly – a building, usually a castle or fort, built for its aesthetic rather than functionality.
The area on which the Tower stands, Beacon Hill, is the second-highest point in the Cotswolds, making for stunning views across the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Tower Barn At Broadway Tower
Tower Barn is the visitor centre at Broadway Tower.
There is a cosy espresso bar/restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea to be enjoyed while taking in the beautiful views of the Cotswolds.
In the boutique shop you will find unique items of clothing or a personal gift for that someone special or, at certain times of the year, you can attend one of the courses or workshops and learn a new skill. Previous events have included candle making, wool sculpture and Christmas wreath creation.
The Nuclear Bunker Experience
Lying fifteen feet below the ground, the former monitoring bunker on the Broadway Tower Estate was built to study and report the effects of nuclear fallout and was one of many positioned all over the United Kingdom.
Once manned by members of the Royal Observer Corp, the bunker was closed in 1991 and has been fully restored.
Now serving as a tourist attraction, visitors are invited to spend 45 minutes below ground on the guided tour and experience what life would have been like if the Cold War had ever escalated into a greater conflict.
Broadway Tower Circular Walk
Broadway Tower is also a pleasant walking route in the Cotswolds, with a circular walk of 1.2 km, taking around 20 minutes.
During the Broadway Tower Circular Walk you’ll see the wild deer in the Deer Park, stop by the Tower Barn for some retail therapy, visit the Tower itself, and walk past the Nuclear Bunker and War Memorial.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome on leads, so you can bring your four-legged friend as well.
The Cafe At Broadway Tower
Named after William Morris and Capability Brown, the Morris & Brown Cafe is at the heart of the Broadway Tower Estate and is the first thing to greet you on arrival.
An ideal spot for breakfast, lunch or a late afternoon snack, the Morris & Brown Cafe also offers a range of delicious homemade cakes.
In the summer months, you might like to enjoy a chilled glass of white wine on the terrace, while the temptation of a hazelnut hot chocolate and roaring log fire will lure you inside during the colder months.
Bike Rental At Broadway Tower
Available at the Tower Barn, visitors are invited to hire e-bikes from Broadway Tower’s e-biking partner, Moustache.
You can plan a full tour of the area, or just go for a short trip to find your bearings.
With bikes available from 10am-4pm every day, you can plan a trip that suits you.
Directions To The Beckford Inn From Broadway Tower And Park
Located in the beautiful village of Beckford, near Tewkesbury, The Beckford Inn is the perfect place for you to drink, dine, and stay.
To reach The Beckford Inn from Broadway Tower and Park, head north-east on Buckle Street toward the A44, then follow the A44 to Evesham Road/B4632 towards Worcestershire.
Next, take Hinton Road and Broadway Road to Cheltenham Road/A46, then turn left onto Cheltenham Road/A46, turn right, and you’ll find The Beckford Inn on your left.