Broadway Tower

The first time we visited Willersey, I knew we had to pay a visit to Broadway Tower. Having been a bit of a history geek at school, I was keen to see the exhibitions as well as the views from the top. Visitors can enjoy the work of William Morris and learn about how the Tower was involved in the Arts and Crafts movement, as well as learning about how the Tower played a role in World War II and the Cold War.

Entry is a very reasonable £5, making this an affordable family day out. They won’t let you buy your dog a ticket for the Tower, but luckily Will only wanted to stretch his legs and lope around the expansive grounds. I think the history lesson would have been rather wasted on him anyway.

We picked a beautiful day for it; the skies were clear and blue, and the views did not disappoint. From the top of the tower, you can see for miles around; a photo simply doesn’t do it justice. Your vantage point affords you views of sixteen different counties, stretching as far as the Welsh mountains. Wandering back down, I couldn’t leave the gift shop without making a few purchases. Handmade lavender soap from the nearby Snowhill Farm and some peanut butter fudge to take home as gifts.

We stretched our legs with a leisurely walk around the country park, before retreating to the Morris and Brown café. We enjoyed a lazy lunch in the sun, eventually leaving armed with a few bottles of local ale.

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