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Visit the Broadway Tower

January 25, 2021 2:39 pm

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Getting out and about is important, especially during the winter months. There is a lot to see and do in the UK countryside – go to shamrockgift.com for cosy warm Aran sweaters and get out and explore the local area.

One of the most popular walking routes in the UK is the Cotswold way. Not only does it span for 100 miles across an area of outstanding natural beauty, but it is packed full of historically interesting places to see and visit – one of the best places to visit along the route is the Broadway tower.

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Standing proudly on top of the second highest point in the Cotswolds, the tower was built here for the 6th Earl of Coventry who could benefit from the beautiful views across the surrounding countryside. Designed by the architect James Wyatt, the building is truly unique, and the landscape surrounding the tower is equally impressive as it was designed by Capability Brown himself!

The tower itself is now home to exhibitions where you will be able to discover more about the history of the building itself as well as the arts and crafts movement of the era, and the Royal observer corps, who also used the tower and the area in recent years to prepare for nuclear war.

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The gardens are a real treat to see and are home to a large herd of deer -the stag is named William after William Morris. You can even book to specifically visit the deer and enjoy your own ‘deer encounter’.

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