Observation Decks & Towers
Top Attractions in Broadway
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What travellers are saying
- The views are marvellous ( take your camera!).
For a snack, my wife and I had a cheese scone which was very good.
However, whilst my wife had an enjoyable americano, I had a “double espresso”. The espresso was the smallest I have ever encountered - about 2 or 3 teaspoons of coffee.Written 22 August 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Fantastic park with lots for the kids to do. Free toilets. Lots of seating for the parents. Short walk from the high street.Written 30 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Exquisitely beautiful village street, treat yourself to a walk to the far end, even more peaceful and beautiful beyond the tiny roundabout. The houses and cottages are all so lovely, ranging from old to very old indeed, in different styles, and the gardens a joy, full of flowers. The Cotswold Dream - and it's real!
Lots of interesting shops - the book shop is excellent, the staff so friendly and helpful, and the scent shop is excellent too, a huge range of high quality and niche scents and the staff so knowledgeable. Clothes and household items can be found in several shops and even a whole house, all good. Lots of cafes and pubs are available. A very special place indeed all year round, especially memorable at sunset with the warm glow on the stonework. A jewel.Written 15 August 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Unlike most museums, we were invited to open drawers and generally handle the furniture on show. The film answered most of our questions and explained the early history perfectly.
The lady on duty took time to answer our questions and expanded our knowledge of the Russell family
Very few furniture companies like this exist today, that are design driven.Written 23 September 2022
- Opposite the Lygon Arms . Eclectic collection of local interest. Silverware architecture of old inn still in good order history of Broadway.Written 8 May 2022
- This place deserves your support and a generous donation. It is like going back into a forgotten past. I liked the fact that it wasn't heated, you get a real sense of history here. We must fight to keep places like this available for everyone to see. I will not say more because to discover it for yourself is important.Written 20 June 2021
- Friendly staff. Very well stocked with good choice of maps, walking routes, books of local interest, postcards and the usual touristy pamphlets. Open mornings only, but so good to be able to visit a tic and pick up local information and find out more about what’s on offer in this lovely part of England.Written 12 July 2022
- This was a interesting church a short stroll from the main street and well worth a visit. A good collection of stained glass and pleasant chancel.Written 2 February 2020
- I am a collector of paintings by the Scottish artist Stephen Mangan so was keen to visit this gallery when I saw some of his works in the window. His works have a mysterious otherworldly feel whether depicting caracaturish people in ritual games, Glasgow tenements or Dockyard scenes. An elderly gent came to open the door when we rang. However he did not seem very impressed when I expressed an Interest in Stephen Mangan perhaps because his was part of last month’s exhibition. On the walls today were works by David Curtis part of an exhibition starting officially in December. Whether townscapes or seascapes the artist’s eye for detail was quite extraordinary. However after the briefest perusal of his works in a number of small rooms mine host told us we should leave via the back door which saved him re-opening the front.Written 23 October 2018
- The John Noott galleries have long been a feature of the Broadway art scene. Today their main gallery was in a state of some confusion as items were still being unpacked from a recent art fair. But there was plenty of colourful work on the walls by contemporary artists such as Mike Bernard, Caroline Bailey and Christine Woodside to name but three. I also saw some abstract landscapes by an artist I hadn’t come across before, Chris Tkacz. The John Noott galleries do not offer work by great masters such as Trinity House or the Haynes galleries but work which is both accomplished and affordable nonetheless. Best of all is its garden with intriguing sculpture of real quality.Written 23 October 2018
- The Priory is one of the smaller art galleries to grace Broadway’s High Street. Its paintings are predominantly still lives and nudes. What caught my eye were some quirky sculptures of figures with animal or bird heads. I enjoyed the bewigged and gowned advocate with an owl’s head and pince-nez.Written 23 October 2018
- 4 of us plus a dog had a wonderful day with Chris. We saw hamlets and villages that we wouldn’t have seen otherwise. He was great company and very knowledgeable.
We had time to stop at a lovely country pub for lunch.
We would highly recommend him.Written 9 September 2022
- We had a fantastic experience with Steve, and Matt driving us over a three day period. We did two walking tours where they picked us up at our house and drove us to our starting points and then picked us up at the completion of our walks. Recommended great pubs for beer and food along the way. It wasn’t just a taxi service, but rather an experience. We spent one whole day with Matt driving us around small villages and Hidecote Gardens, and Broadway Tower. The service is impeccable, and their knowledge of the area is beyond compare since the family owned business is headquartered there and all of them grew up in the region. Both Steve and Matt knew Many hidden gems off the beaten path including the Donington brewery… Where we found the “honesty box“ and bought a few Donington beers. You can’t go wrong with this excellent approach to sightseeing in the Cotswolds. They also drove us from the Cotswolds to our hotel in London at the end of our trip and that was fantastic as well.Written 10 September 2022
- Come here most years. If you time it right (end of July), you can arrive at harvest time, still see loads of Lavender growing in the fields but also see (and Smell!) some of it being harvested in the distillery.
It's not the most exciting place I have to admit. So I do understand some of the comments about it being "expensive for what it is". But what you get is a relaxing place to spend a few hours without phone signal and just peace and quiet and to some that will be worth it.
- If you avoid the weekends, it's a huge area loads of space to park, and walk around, take photos without bumping into people or having them photobombing you.
- Every year they add something new. This year they had a woodland walk. Really didn't expect much, but it's lovely and quite deceiving how big an area it is. Get to the top corner and you realise you're on a proper hill with a fabulous view. Lots of little bits for younger people to play on, hide and seek etc. That's really good. I like how the owners invest back into the business and add things.
- The shop / cafe kiosk being outside in a cabin. This just works. Few years ago it was in a barn and if you arrived on a semi-busy day, it was HELL. Lines and lines of people waiting to buy stuff, slow service and just so many people it was anxiety-inducing. The new design is better. It's much more efficient.
- Lots of bee friendly plants added. Too much of one crop in an area can be harmful, so this is a really nice touch to add diversity. There are also little signs in one area telling you the variety and name of the plants so you can buy your own.
- Still using Portaloos. They're rank at the best of times and these are a blight on a nice experience. On a slope, doors banging closed, and just gross. I'd like to see them set up something more substantial.
- Surrounding roads. Absolutely nothing the owners can do about the narrow tracks, but some more signage around could help people find (and leave) the site better. No signal coverage for most phone networks, so if you get lost it's bad.
- Waste. Most of the stuff they sell (cups, cans, bottles) is 100% recyclable, but just one general waste bin to put it all in. Not good. For a business that must make well in excess of £10,000 a day from visiting trade. They should be doing their bit and allowing recycling to happen.
- Food options. Pretty limited, and hardly any Vegan items.Written 30 July 2022
- Broadway is a lovely, friendly golf club set on a Cotswold escarpment with amazing, far reaching views, and mainly parkland fairways. Greens are kept in an immaculate condition, even over the winter period. Very good pro shop with 3 very experienced professionals and reasonably priced lessons. Lovely clubhouse serving reasonably priced drinks and really excellent meals- especially their Sunday carveries.Written 6 February 2020
Frequently Asked Questions about Broadway
- The best day trips from Broadway according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Tour of the Cotswolds from Moreton-in-Marsh
- Tour of the Cotswolds from Stratford-upon-Avon
- Classic Cotswolds Private Tour
- Cotswold Summer Explorer Tour
- Cotswold Walks & Villages Tour from Stratford-upon-Avon or Moreton-in-Marsh