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Cabot Tower

Park St, Bristol, England
44 117 926 0767
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Ranked #9 of 133 attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Observation Decks/ Towers
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London, United Kingdom
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209 reviews 209 reviews
126 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Cabot Tower is situated at the top of Brandon Hill with marvellous views over Bristol, the River Avon and surrounding countryside. The top of the tower is reached by a spiral staircase, which can be quite exhausting, specially if you’ve just walked up to Brandon Hill from the city centre, but admission is free. The tower was erected to commemorate... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Lots and lots (and lots) of steps to get up. Don't do it if you have vertigo but when you are there the views are worth it.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a hidden gem of Brizz. That some Bristolians have never been too ,simply an incredible view from the top , well worth the effort to climb to the top.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It's free, high and has fantastic views. It is set in an attractive park and gardens, and was quiet when we were there. The stairs are narrow and steep.

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Island of Gozo, Malta
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great spot for a nice picnic and a stroll and also for great views of Bristol. Access to the tower is free. There is no lift but you get a great reward once you climb up the stairs to the very top. There are viewpoints half way up as well.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great scenic location, on top of a hill. Tinge of historical importance to the tower. The views from the tower, just fabulous and very impressive, covering a very wide horizon, unobstructed by urban construction. On certain days, we can see many balloons flying in the sky, adding to the beauty. The area around the tower, hilly slopes, nice lawns, with... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Cabot Tower is situated on Brandon Hill, which is fairly steep and is a bit of a mission to climb. It's worth the effort. The stairs are relatively narrow (as would be expected in a spiral-staircased tower). There is sometimes crossing over of people coming in the opposite direction. The views are phenomenal. Simply stunning perspective of the City.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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33 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were lucky to visit on a beautiful sunny morning, bit of a hike up to the tower but a lovely park to walk through - lovely plants and flowers and small pond, plenty of benches to sit and rest. The views from the actual tower were brilliant.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

I do love Cabot Tower. Set into a large park, you would never know that you are only a few hundred yards away from the busy Park Street and just off the centre of Bristol. Calm and relaxing, so quiet, just sit on the grass, feed the squirrels who will take food from your hand or climb the tower if... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This tower is well worth the trek up the hill to go and visit. Be aware that the stairs inside the tower are quite steep and small with little space for passing people as you go up and down, so if you aren't a fan of confined space it might be best to go on a quieter day. However the... More

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