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Broadway Tower, Worcestershire, England

For one of the places that surprised me the most (in a good way!) during my journey through the Cotswolds, keep reading to learn more about Broadway tower!

Where now?

Broadway Tower is located in the county of Worcestershire and is also in the northern part of the Costwolds AONB (area of outstanding natural beauty). It is about an hour from Oxford and 1.5 hours from Bath.

Tower History

Broadway Tower was built in the late 1700’s and created to look Saxon in design with turrets and gargoyles. Built as a folly, it was later used as a workshop for Sir Thomas Phillipps when he moved his printing press here! They have lovely exhibitions set up on all 3 floors that each talk about a different era in the history of the tower.

Broadway Tower in Worcestershire is can't miss stop on a journey through the Cotswolds. Stunning views, interesting history and a cute tea shop await you here. #england #greatbritain #cotswolds #unitedkingdom

Views for Days

Climb all the way up to the top floor of the tower and you will be rewarded by spectacular views! I was lucky enough to come on a day with blue skies and a clear view! According to the Broadway Tower website, you can see up to 16 counties from here. That’s crazy!

Broadway Tower in Worcestershire is can't miss stop on a journey through the Cotswolds. Stunning views, interesting history and a cute tea shop await you here. #england #greatbritain #cotswolds #unitedkingdom

Broadway Tower in Worcestershire is can't miss stop on a journey through the Cotswolds. Stunning views, interesting history and a cute tea shop await you here. #england #greatbritain #cotswolds #unitedkingdom

Broadway Tower in Worcestershire is can't miss stop on a journey through the Cotswolds. Stunning views, interesting history and a cute tea shop await you here. #england #greatbritain #cotswolds #unitedkingdom

Isn’t she pretty?

Broadway Tower in Worcestershire is can't miss stop on a journey through the Cotswolds. Stunning views, interesting history and a cute tea shop await you here. #england #greatbritain #cotswolds #unitedkingdom

Deer oh Deer

Broadway Tower is also home to a heard of red deer. The herd was established in the 1980’s and I was lucky enough to see them hanging out when I was there.

Broadway Tower in Worcestershire is can't miss stop on a journey through the Cotswolds. Stunning views, interesting history and a cute tea shop await you here. #england #greatbritain #cotswolds #unitedkingdom

Broadway Tower in Worcestershire is can't miss stop on a journey through the Cotswolds. Stunning views, interesting history and a cute tea shop await you here. #england #greatbritain #cotswolds #unitedkingdom

Tea for One

Broadway tower also boasts the cutest little tea and gift shop, Morris & Brown cafe. Since it was a gorgeous day, I joined several groups of people outside. I had a cream tea and it was great! I’m not a huge fan of tea but I really liked the one that came with my giant scone. Are you a jam first person or cream first? I am cream first all the way!

Broadway Tower in Worcestershire is can't miss stop on a journey through the Cotswolds. Stunning views, interesting history and a cute tea shop await you here. #england #greatbritain #cotswolds #unitedkingdom

I hope you enjoyed the look at the Broadway Tower in Worcestershire. Stay tuned for more posts about my trip to the Cotswolds coming soon!

If you want to know what else I got up to on my trip to England, click here.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Jay Artale

    We have lots of Saxon churches in the county I grew up in, and you can tell their Saxon because of their round towers. The other churches in the area are Norman churches and they have angular towers. I much prefer the friendly appeal of the Saxon ones.

    March 25, 2020 at 5:59 pm
    • Reply duemidwest

      Oh I didn’t know that was the distinguishing factor between the two, thanks for sharing!

      March 25, 2020 at 8:37 pm
  • Reply Dorenfest

    Beautiful views from outside and on top. I was not familiar with this tower, so I thank you for the introduction.

    April 4, 2020 at 10:23 pm
    • Reply duemidwest

      You’re welcome, I’m glad I could help you discover it!

      May 6, 2020 at 7:58 pm

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