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Last updated: 28 May, 2023
Expert travel writer: Annabelle Thorpe

This 18th-century folly designed by Capability Brown sits on the highest point in the Cotswolds, with views over 16 counties.

The tower barely justifies an excursion, but it’s a lovely countryside walk to get there. Start from the village of Broadway and follow the signposted footpath, heading north. Soak up the scenic views as you ascend the hill, and in approximately an hour, you’ll arrive at Broadway Tower.

Logistics

Price: Free
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 8+
When: All year around
Duration: 2+ hours

When to do it

It’s a fine walk in all seasons, though spring and autumn are arguably best.

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