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 stay.

There’s a range of things to do at Broadway Tower, including a guided tour of the nuclear bunker, exploring the Tower Museum or engaging in some retail therapy at Tower Barn.

An Historic Day Out Just 40 minutes (25 miles) Drive From The Fleet Inn

After your day out at Broadway Tower and Park, pay a visit to The Fleet Inn near Tewkesbury and see what award-winning Butcombe beers we have available before you rest your head in one of our 3 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 architects Capability Brown and James Wyatt.

Beacon Hill, where Broadway Tower stands, is the second-highest point in the Cotswolds, making for stunning views across the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

With the tower itself standing at 65ft high, it dominates the skyline as far as the eye can see.

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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, which can 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 since 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.

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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 Fleet Inn From Broadway Tower And Park

Located in the charming village of Twyning, near Tewkesbury, The Fleet Inn is the perfect place for you to dine, drink and stay.

To reach The Fleet Inn from Broadway Park & Tower, you must head north-east on Buckle St towards the A44. Turn left onto Fish Hill (A44) and continue for approximately 4 miles before turning left onto Cheltenham Rd (B4632).

Continue onto the B4077 and A46 until you reach Ashchurch Interchange, then take the 3rd exit onto the M5 slip road towards The Midlands/Worcester/South Wales/M50.

Merge onto the M5 and then, at junction 8, take the M50 exit to S.Wales/Ross. At Strensham Interchange, take the 1st exit onto M50 heading to South Wales/Ross.

At junction 1, take the A38 exit towards Malvern before turning left onto Brockeridge Road. Follow the High Street and Fleet Road towards Fleet Lane and you will see the Fleet Inn on your right.