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 45 minutes (30 miles) Drive From The Hadley Bowling Green
After your day out at Broadway Tower and Park, pay a visit to The Hadley Bowling Green in Hadley Heath and see what award-winning Butcombe beers we have available before you rest your head in one of our 12 ensuite bedrooms.
The History Of Broadway Tower
Broadway Tower dates back to the late 18th century when landscape architects Capability Brown and James Wyatt set about designing this magnificent folly.
While Cleeve Hill is the highest point in the Cotswold Hills, Beacon Hill (where Broadway Tower stands), is the second-highest point, 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 stunning views of the Cotswold Hills.
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 just under a mile, 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.
Serving delicious breakfasts, lunches or afternoon snacks, the Morris & Brown Cafe also test your resistance with their 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.
Bikes can be hired by the hour, so you can go for as long or as short a ride as you like.
With bikes available from 10am-4pm every day, you can plan a trip that suits you.
Directions To The Hadley Bowling Green From Broadway Tower And Park
Located in the beautiful village of Hadley Heath, The Hadley Bowling Green is the perfect place for you to drink, dine, and stay.
To reach The Hadley Bowling Green from Broadway Tower And Park, you must head north-east on Buckle St towards the A44. Continue on the A44 for around 7 miles before taking the 3rd exit at the roundabout onto the A46.
Stay on the A46 for approximately 2 miles before taking the 1st exit at the roundabout onto the A44. Stay on the A44 for 11 miles before taking the 2nd exit at the roundabout onto Pershore Lane.
Stay on Pershore Lane for 2 miles before joining the A449 via the 3rd exit of the roundabout. Continue on the A449 following signs for Hadley Heath before turning right onto Hadley.
Continue on Hadley for approximately 1 mile before turning left and The Hadley Bowling Green will be on your right.