A QUINTESSENTIALLY ENGLISH COUNTRY DESTINATION

Broadway Tower & Park is a family-owned Cotswold destination set within a 50-acre estate of parkland, allowing visitors to experience great English heritage in an inspiring location.

The Tower.

The Tower is an iconic landmark on top of the beautiful Cotswolds escarpment. It was the brainchild of the great 18thcentury landscape designer, “Capabilty Brown”. His vision was carried out for George William 6thEarl of Coventry with the help of renowned architect James Wyatt and completed in 1798. The location for the Tower was wisely chosen, a dramatic outlook on a pre-medieval trading route and beacon hill.

James Wyatt designed his “Saxon Tower” as an eccentric amalgamation of architectural components
ranging from turrets, battlements and gargoyles to balconies.

Exhibitions at The Tower.

Today, you will find the Tower houses exhibitions on three floors about the history of its colourful past. You are able to view examples of the work of William Morris, understand the link between the Tower and the arts and crafts movements before ascending to an exhibition of the Royal Observer Corps.

Continue your climb to the top of the Tower, where breath-taking views span up to 16 counties
and you can view our resident herd of red deer from above.

The Beacon

The Tower is an iconic landmark on top of the beautiful Cotswolds escarpment. It was the brainchild of the great 18thcentury landscape designer, “Capabilty Brown”. His vision was carried out for George William 6thEarl of Coventry with the help of renowned architect James Wyatt and completed in 1798.

The location for the Tower was wisely chosen, a dramatic outlook on a pre-medieval trading route and beacon hill.

James Wyatt designed his “Saxon Tower” as an eccentric amalgamation of architectural components ranging from turrets, battlements and gargoyles to balconies.

The Tower.

The Tower is an iconic landmark on top of the beautiful Cotswolds escarpment. It was the brainchild of the great 18thcentury landscape designer, “Capabilty Brown”. His vision was carried out for George William 6thEarl of Coventry with the help of renowned architect James Wyatt and completed in 1798.

The location for the Tower was wisely chosen, a dramatic outlook on a pre-medieval trading route and beacon hill.

James Wyatt designed his “Saxon Tower” as an eccentric amalgamation of architectural components ranging from turrets, battlements and gargoyles to balconies.

Sir Thomas Phillipps

Throughout the centuries, the Tower has always inspired and with this inspiration came a large number of uses. Sir Thomas Phillips, who was perhaps the greatest collector of manuscripts and books in history, housed his printing press at the Tower.

William Morris at The Tower.

Members of the Arts and Crafts movement used the Tower as a country holiday retreat. Frequent visitors included pre-Raphaelite artists, William Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones.

William Morris started his campaign for the preservation of historic monuments whilst staying at the Tower.

Tower Farm

Today, you will find the Tower houses exhibitions on three floors about the history of its colourful past. You are able to view examples of the work of William Morris, understand the link between the Tower and the arts and crafts movements before ascending to an exhibition of the Royal Observer Corps.

Continue your climb to the top of the Tower, where breath-taking views span up to 16 counties and you can view our resident herd of red deer from above.

Royal Observer Corps

The Tower is an iconic landmark on top of the beautiful Cotswolds escarpment. It was the brainchild of the great 18thcentury landscape designer, “Capabilty Brown”. His vision was carried out for George William 6thEarl of Coventry with the help of renowned architect James Wyatt and completed in 1798.

The location for the Tower was wisely chosen, a dramatic outlook on a pre-medieval trading route and beacon hill.

James Wyatt designed his “Saxon Tower” as an eccentric amalgamation of architectural components ranging from turrets, battlements and gargoyles to balconies.

The Estate Today

1976 marked the first opening of Broadway Tower to visitors on initiative of Lord Dulverton of Batsford Estate. However, the future of the landmark came under threat in 1980, when circumstances led to the sale of Middle Hill estate.

Help arrived from the Will family. Hans-Eugen Will, entrepreneur and passionate aviator, attended the public auction at the Lygon Arms Hotel to bid for the folly as a token of affection for his wife, Renate, who had fallen in love with the building years before. Both cared deeply for the future of the estate and were instrumental in developing a destination surrounding the Tower. His firm belief was that salvation for the building lay in sharing it with the interested public and thus raising the much-needed funds to ensure its future.

Today his daughter, Annette, continues with her family to pursue her parents’ vision. Museum, guided experiences, outdoor living, Cotswold Fayre and inspired shopping offer visitors enjoyment, creating a synergy to preserve our valuable heritage for the next generations.

Deer Encounter at Broadway Tower

Our resident herd of red deer was established by Hans-Eugen Will, Annette’s father, in the early 1980’s.

‘William’ is our stag and is named after William Morris. He is very majestic with impressive branched antlers. There are around eighteen hinds with further youngsters making up the herd. Calves are generally born during the months of June and July. They do not join the herd straight away so you may see a calf in a hiding place.

Lewis Potter, lovingly looks after the herd and has done so for about ten years. Lewis is a recognised authority on deer husbandry and preservation. Furthermore, he is an accomplished gunsmith and expert in black powder fire arms. He has published numerous books and expert articles on the matter and is prepared to share his knowledge on deer and wildlife protection with our visitors.

2019 Deer Encounters
Sunday 14th July
Sunday 18th August
Sunday 15th September

Admission is free of charge. If you would like to join Lewis for one of the Deer encounters, please meet him on the above dates, at 3pm outside the shop entrance to Morris and Brown.

Why not become a supporter of Broadway Tower?

Support the preservation of this historic site by becoming an annual member. Broadway Tower is family-owned and managed without external funding. Thanks to your membership we are able to protect the building for future generations, allowing it to make special memories for years to come. Also a perfect gift for someone special.

Membership can be purchased during your visit or online HERE

BUY ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS – 10% OFF EVERYTHING – ALL YEAR!

BY JOINING YOU HELP PRESERVE THE TOWER & PARK, AND TO SAY THANK YOU, WE OFFER A 10% MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT IN THE TOWER BARN, MORRIS & BROWN – ON FOOD, CLOTHING AND GIFTS ALL YEAR – PERFECT FOR CHRISTMAS & BIRTHDAYS.

Oh…and free parking too!

THANK YOU.