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Cabot Tower

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Nice view for free, steep and narrow stairs

The view from the tower is very nice, but the steps up there are quite steep and it is pretty... read more

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TravellingPassion78
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Bern, Switzerland
A MUST SEE ATTRACTION

This was a great way to spend an hour or so, me my wife and 11 year old son made the step walk up... read more

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Brandon Hill Park, Great George St | Brandon Hill near Park Street in the West End, Bristol BS1 5RR, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The view from the tower is very nice, but the steps up there are quite steep and it is pretty narrow. If you are a bit claustrophobic, then this is probably not a place for you (though it would be worth the effort). You can...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a great way to spend an hour or so, me my wife and 11 year old son made the step walk up the hill towards the tower, the surrounding are really peaceful and the gardens are well maintained. There are two levels of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't mind narrow spaces then this is worth the climb up the narrow twisty stairway. When you climb breathless to the top you have a fabulous panoramic view over Bristol. The tower is surrounded by a beautiful park of Brandon hill. It is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We live near Bristol and often see the Cabot Tower, but haven't been up for many years. Nearby today so climbed up to the top. Not too many people there and everyone cooperating when passing on the narrow steps. The views from the top are...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jane j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did this on a windy day, was a bit of a grunt up the hill from the docks but worth it. Saw a couple of squirrels posing for pictures, probably wanting treats but there you go. This place when open is free to access!Almost unheard...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank APRS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A breath of fresh air after the hustle and bustle. A staggering display of wonderful plants and shrubs

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only came across Cabot Tower whilst doing research on Trip Advisor and based on the reviews added it to our list of places to visit. It’s a 15 minute walk from the cathedral with a slight incline when you reach the park where the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank nathk2106
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a free attraction where the only cost is a slight exertion to your lungs and legs. At the top of the tower, which is free to enter, you are greeted by panoramic views of the city and plenty on information relating to said...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reading the plaque and then understanding why this tower was built reminded me that the reason we travel to the Old World is to get to the source of our collective history. Cabots Tower is truly well deserved!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank enjoymentguy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really fantastic views from the viewing platforms, a bit of a walk up a hill, and the tower itself has very cramped stairs, but it doesn't take too long to get to the top.

Date of experience: August 2019
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craigsmum123
August 13, 2019|
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Response from mgphotographyuk | Reviewed this property |
Not in the park, but head on the Park street where you will find many nice places to eat or have a coffee.
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Jayne S
November 12, 2018|
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Response from chris2050 | Reviewed this property |
We walked to it from the centre of Bristol. It’s free to get in. Lots of fairly steep steps to the top of the tower but so worth it for the amazing views. Enjoy.
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NusaybahI
February 11, 2017|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how fast and fit you are. Probably on average 10 to 15 minutes would be about right but if I was you I wouldn't rush. It's an old building and the steps are not as even as they are in a modern building. It's... More
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