Broadway Tower – the Cotswolds’ highest castle.
Restored & Refurbished
The slow reveal of our restored & refurbished Broadway Tower is complete!
The tower’s fabulous location with views over 16 counties brings with it enormous exposure to the elements and so requires constant care and maintenance. Vital work took place in 2021 to preserve and protect its distinctive features for many years to come.
The interior has had a makeover too. Step back in time to enjoy the Tower as it would have been in late Georgian and Victorian times and, with the help of our new multi media tour and guide book, imagine yourself as one of the cast of colourful characters of its fascinating past.
A visit to Broadway Tower offers interest for everyone.
- A journey into the past to discover the history of the Tower and some of its notable residents
- A warm welcome in the Morris & Brown café and shop
- Discover, experience and unwind at Tower Barn, a stylish visitor centre, with focus on living life to the full
- A chance to learn about the Cold War and explore our Nuclear Bunker (weekends only from April to October)
- Red deer park
- Stunning views from one of England’s favourite viewpoints
An iconic landmark, on top of the beautiful Cotswolds escarpment, Broadway Tower has enjoyed a colourful history since its conception by Capability Brown over 200 years ago. An eccentric mix of architectural styles, the Tower has been home to the renowned printing press of Sir Thomas Phillips, country retreat for the Pre-Raphaelite artists William Morris, Burne-Jones and Rossetti, as well as a farmhouse. Visitors can step back in time to enjoy the Tower as it would have been in late Georgian and Victorian times and, with the help of our new multi media tour and guide book, imagine yourself as one of the cast of colourful characters of its fascinating past. You can relive its history on three museum floors before climbing the rooftop-viewing platform from which up to 16 counties can be seen.
Nuclear Bunker Tours
Close by is our nuclear bunker built to record nuclear activity during the Cold War and remaining “secret” until its decommissioning in 1991. Today the bunker is presented as it was during service when crewed by the Royal Observer Corps.
Please check with Broadway Tower about opening times etc.
Morris and Brown Café and Shop
Our contemporary café, serving delicious food, is an ideal place to relax with friends or after an exhaustive walk /cycle. Maybe you fancy one of our hazelnut hot chocolates in front of the log fire or a chilled white wine on the terrace.
Before you leave take time to visit the shop for inspirational gift ideas. From handbags and scarves, to jewellery, pictures and cards – you will find something for every occasion.
Discover, experience and unwind at the prosecco / espresso bar, get stuck into the magical countryside on one of our premium e-bikes or learn a new skill with our programme of workshops and events. Our team bring you the latest in interiors and clothing. We only stock exceptional items that capture our passion for vision and design.
Tower Bikes at Tower Barn
Our innovative e-bikes made by our e-biking partner ‘Moustache’ are available to be hired from the Tower Barn. Plan a tour of the area or simply go for a short exploration. E-bikes can be hired for an hour or for a day. Our team are here to help with guidance and an introduction to e-biking.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult - grounds admission||£4.00 per ticket|
|Adult - Tower Admission||£12.00 per ticket|
|Annual Membership per person||£30.00 per ticket|
|Child 11 - 16 - Tower admission||£6.00 per ticket|
|Child 6-10 years - Tower Admission||£2.00 per ticket|
|Children 6 and over grounds admission||£2.00 per ticket|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
- Regional and Miscellaneous WTTC Safe Travels 2021
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors - in Morris & Brown Cafe
- Contactless payment only
- Face masks required for staff in public areas
- One way system
- Outside seating
- Dog Friendly
- Dogs Accepted
- Event venue
- Open All Year
- Tea / Coffee Shop
- Approx length of visit - 1 hour
- In countryside
- Max group size - 120
- Min group size - 12
Parking & Transport
- Car parking
- All major credit cards accepted
- Special group rates
- Family Fun
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
|Opening (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00*|
* Morris & Brown Cafe open 9am - 5pm daily; Tower open 10am - 5pm daily; Tower Barn open 9.30am - 5pm daily; Bunker open weekends April to October.
Open every day with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Opening times may vary in inclement weather. Contact Tower Shop for current opening status on 01386 852390.
Turn off A44 1 mile SE of Broadway, follow brown tourism signs.