Broadway Tower is a unique Capability Brown Folly Tower open to visitors wanting to experience great English heritage in an inspiring location. It is one of England’s outstanding viewpoints and at 1024 feet (312m) above sea level, it is the second highest point on the Cotswold escarpment with unrivalled views. You can survey an expanse of a 62 mile radius and as many as 16 Counties. With Graphic displays on three floors, roof viewing platform and Tower Shop are a must for Cotswold visits.
Conveniently located on the Cotswold Way, Broadway Tower is the perfect place to start your walk, be it a short circuit or hike. There is ample car parking for patrons of Broadway Tower and refreshments await to reward the completed walk.
There is also a Cold War Bunker that is open at Weekends and Bank Holiday Mondays April through to October. Fifteen feet below a field on the Broadway Tower estate lies this relic of the Cold War. The former monitoring bunker was once part of a wider network of similar structures all over the United Kingdom built to study and report the effects of nuclear explosions and the resulting radioactive fallout. Manned by men and women of the Royal Observer Corps; they would be expected to spend 3 weeks below ground during a Nuclear Exchange. The Broadway Tower bunker was closed in 1991 when the Royal Observer Corps stood down but it has now been fully restored to how it would have been in the 1980’s at the height of the Cold War. A guided tour lasts around 45 minutes. Special openings are available to Schools, History Groups and pre-booked parties during the week.
Broadway Tower is on the A44 Evesham/Moreton in Marsh route 1 mile south-east of Broadway, Worcestershire WR12 7LB.