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Broadway Tower, a brown folly castle located on England's Cotswold Way and accessible via a steep climb out of Broadway Village, was designed by James Wyatt in 1794 and built for Lady Coventry in 1799. The noblewoman, curious as to whether a beacon lit on Broadway Hill could be seen from her house in Worcester (about 35 km away), sponsored the construction of the mock (or "folly") tower to find out. To her delight, its beacon could indeed be seen from her house. Wikipedia. Nearly a century later, Broadway Tower, extravagantly graced with turrets, gargoyles, and balconies, was frequently visited by Pre-Raphaelite artists William Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Edward Burne-Jones, and it inspired Morris' campaign to preserve historic monuments.

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Comments (78)

javad aleali on April 20, 2011

Very nice view


Laura Ruth on April 23, 2011

farabiasl -- javad -- thanks for letting me share my Cotswolds vacation with you. Greetings to Iran from Laura in Los Angeles.

amadeus2050 on May 29, 2011

Hola Laura. Hermosa torre, perfecto encuadre. LIKE10 Saludos desde España.


Laura Ruth on May 29, 2011

Hola, amadeus2050, thanks for letting me share my visit to the Cotswolds, England with you. Greetings to Spain from Laura in Los Angeles.

Reiner Dörrenbach on May 29, 2011

I like this beautiful tower! Very good capture!

Best regards from Germany, Reiner

David Wilson on June 8, 2011

Now I'm envious - when I visited it was raining hard - no photos! Fortunately the rain had blown away by the time we reached Chipping Campden.

Laura Ruth on June 9, 2011

Reiner and David, danke schon for your visits to my gallery. Greetings to Deutschland and Spain from Laura in Los Angeles.

Filippo Bilotti on July 5, 2011


Esta foto me gusta,LIKE46.

Saludos desde Caracas.

Para todos los amigos de Panoramio.

Fratelli d Italia


Laura Ruth on July 5, 2011

filippo bilotti, gracias for visiting my gallery! Hola to Venezuela from Laura in Los Angeles.

Małgorzata Smołka on August 6, 2011

Piękne wieże i zdjęcie, LIKE!!! Pozdrawiam, Gosia

Laura Ruth on August 24, 2011

Gosia and lotus_ou, thanks for letting me share my trip to the Cotswolds, England with you. Greetings to Poland and Galicia, Spain from Laura in Los Angeles.

Natalie Coleman on September 10, 2011


A beautiful photo!

Like #49

Pedro M on October 2, 2011

Very beautiful


Thank you for your visit and nice comment

Greetings, Pedro M

▓ ☻ galloelprimo ☻ ▓ on December 25, 2011

Muy lindo, bonita edificacion, me gusta!! like 51

Laura Ruth on December 25, 2011

galloelprimo, thanks for visiting my gallery. Greetings to Mexico from Laura in Los Angeles.

kevin mcvay on January 31, 2012

Magnificent composition and capture

▓ ☻ galloelprimo ☻ ▓ on July 26, 2013

Me gusta!! + favorite 2

Laura Ruth on July 26, 2013

Photo.K.C. and galloelprimo, thanks for stopping by. Greetings to you both from Laura in Los Angeles.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 22, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Laura Ruth
    • Camera: SONY DSC-W5
    • Taken on 2008/09/18 02:00:02
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 7.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash