Cabot Tower - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Things to know
About Cabot Tower
A majestic tower in Bristol set in the gorgeous parkland of Brandon Hill near Park Street in the West End is a 105ft tower built-in 1897 to commemorate John Cabot's famous voyage from Bristol and the continent of North America four hundred years earlier. From the top of Cabot Tower, the whole of Bristol unfolds into the distance – making the steep climb well worth it, especially on a clear day.
Attractions Near Cabot Tower
0.11km from Cabot Tower
Brandon Hill Nature Park is located in the city center and is a haven for wildlife. It is a hilly park and popular picnic spot with a nature reserve and views from Cabot Tower. During spring and summer, there are many beautiful flowers that blossom here in the park, which give the park some colour. There are many activities around the park – children’s playground, workout areas and of course, Cabot tower – Bristol’s best viewing spot, climbing up many steep steps to reach the view 105ft up.
The Georgian House Museum
0.24km from Cabot Tower
The Georgian House Museum is an 18th century, six-story townhouse just off Bristol's famous independent shopping area, Park Street. It includes a drawing room, eating room, study, kitchen, laundry, and housekeeper’s room house has been restored and decorated to its original glory, and is the perfect way to step back in time and imagine what life was like in this affluent area of the city hundreds of years ago.
Wills Memorial Building Tower
0.27km from Cabot Tower
The Wills Memorial Building is a 2-story building at the top of Park Street is a true Bristol icon and makes a dramatic and inspiring venue. The view from the top of Wills Tower, some 68 meters above Park Street, is unparalleled and tour guides give a unique insight into the history of the building, which was opened by King George V and Queen Mary in 1925 before being badly damaged during the Blitz in 1940.
0.27km from Cabot Tower
Park Street is a major shopping street in Bristol. It boasts a great selection of trendy boutiques, music and book shops, bars, clubs and restaurants, as well as being perfect for sightseeing with their iconic buildings. By night Queens Road and Park Street offer a selection of hip pubs and stylish speakeasies, plus plenty of lively nightclubs to dance the night away.
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
0.3km from Cabot Tower
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery tells the story of our world in every display, from the beginning of time to the present day. It comprises of 19 galleries over 3 floors that reveal fascinating cultures, ancient civilizations, human invention, and creativity. The art gallery contains works from all periods, including many by internationally famous artists, as well a collection of modern paintings of Bristol.
Royal West of England Academy (RWA)
0.47km from Cabot Tower
The Royal West of England Academy (RWA), England’s only regional Royal Academy of Art, is Bristol's finest art gallery. Its magnificent Grade 2* listed building hosts five naturally-lit galleries acclaimed as one of the best exhibition spaces in the country. It was the first art gallery to be established in Bristol and is one of the longest-running regional galleries and art schools in the UK.
Discover More Attractions in Bristol City, Home of Cabot Tower
The city of Bristol, set inland on the Avon River and with access to the Bristol Channel, has an illustrious history as one of England's oldest ports. Among Bristol's many tourist attractions are 30 art galleries and a number of parks. For families, there's Bristol Zoo Gardens and We The Curious, a science and arts center that is especially designed to engage young minds.
Location of Cabot Tower
For more information about Cabot Tower, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabot_Tower,_Bristol