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Broadway Tower 10-08-2013 | by Karen Roe
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Broadway Tower 10-08-2013

Broadway Tower is one of England's outstanding viewpoints and at 1024 feet (312m) above sea level, it is the second highest point on the Cotswold escarpment. Unrivalled views survey an expanse of a 62 mile radius and as many as 16 counties.

 

Broadway Tower was the brainchild of the great 18th Century landscape designer, Capability Brown. His vision was carried out for George William 6th Earl 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.

 

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

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Taken on August 10, 2013