A weekend walk through the Cotswolds will reward you with not only fresh air and exercise but also some great countryside views, and quaint picture postcard villages to explore. Around the Broadway area there are more chocolate-box cottages than you can point a stick at.
Even though some travel restrictions have been lifted it will be quite a while before I go abroad again so all the more reason to get out and about in the UK.
The Broadway Tower is one of those landmarks that most people who have ever visited the Cotswolds would instantly recognise.
I’ve been there a few times but it was nice to go again as it has been a few years since I was last there.
We have “Capabilty Brown” to thank for the vision that produced these lovely grounds to walk around.
The tower is cleverly situated to give it a great view across to beacon hill. James Wyatt designed it to look like a saxon tower but it uses a bit of a mish-mash of styles and I love the feeling of being a princess looking out from one of the turrets.
Though I’ve never really been a lover of gargoyles as I used to be scared of them when I was a child.
The tower has a lot of history on display and if you are a lover of the arts and crafts movement there are some great exhibits to view.
If you climb to the top of the tower the brochures tell you that you can get a view of 16 of as many as sixteen counties.
I can’t confirm that as my geography isn’t that great, but it does offer some great views that’s for sure. It is one of the highest points in the Cotswold at over 300 metres above sea level.
On the way home I stopped at Chipping Camden for a tea and a cake. if like me you love those “Escape to the Country” type cottages then Broadway and its surrounding villages have some really pretty ones to look at.
I may never get to own one but we can always dream.