• Cabot Tower

    Enjoy the panoramic views of the city of Bristol and its Harbourside

Cabot Tower

Enjoy great views over the city 

 

Cabot Tower, 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.

Brandon Hill is the oldest park in Bristol, where you can enjoy great views over the city and Harbourside area. Located just off Park Street in the West End, Brandon Hill features a children's play area, beautiful paths and a nature conservation area, and of course the icon of Bristol's skyline, Cabot Tower. Designed by the Bristol architect William Venn Gough and paid for by public subscription, the tower is built from red sandstone covered with cream Bath stone. Located in the centre of the park. It's free to climb up the steep, twisting steps of the tower, which is open daily.

It was shut in 2007 after cracks appeared in the tower. According to investigators, the supporting ironwork had badly corroded which had in turn affected the brickwork. There was also found to be a lack of structural metal ties. The tower reopened to the public on 16 August 2011, after vital work to make it safe was completed, and visitors can once again make the rewarding trip to climb the spiral staircase inside Cabot Tower in order to enjoy the panoramic views of the city of Bristol and its Harbourside.

Monday to Thursday: 8:15am to 4:30pm
Friday: 8:15am to 4:30pm
Saturday to Sunday: 8:15am to 4:30pm

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Stay at Future Inn Bristol

Based in the City Centre, opposite Cabot Circus, Future Inn Bristol is in the ideal central location.  All of the tourist attractions are within walking distance and with public transport routes on the opposite side of the road of the hotel, it makes it easy to get around Bristol.  

Future Inn Bristol is an ideal base for the night offering various sized rooms including ones that can sleep up to four adults or a family.  Perks include free car parking, free wifi and a complimentary robe and slippers. Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 0117 304 1010 or reservations.bristol@futureinns.co.uk

Pre or Post Exploring Dining

Chophouse Restaurant is ideal to fuel up before or after exploring. Every day the team serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, or an evening a-la-carte menu. Our set menu offers 3 courses for £18 daily between 6pm-9.30pm. Under 5's always eat for free, and the offer is extended to under 12's with a paying adult during school holidays. A large selection of drinks is also available including cocktails all of which are £7. Bookings can be made on 01752 701000 or chophouse@futureinns.co.uk.  Alternatively, you can book online:

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