Rising from the summit of Brandon Hill, this famous landmark was built in 1897 to commemorate the fourth centenary of John ... More
Rising from the summit of Brandon Hill, this famous landmark was built in 1897 to commemorate the fourth centenary of John Cabot's epic voyage of discovery to North America. The spiral stairs of this 105-foot tower climb to around 350 feet above sea level, offering panoramic views of the city center and surrounding countryside. The hill is also the site of a Nature Park which includes woodland, a butterfly garden, meadow, pond and Wildlife Trust Center. Look out too for the remains of a Civil War hill fort, built to defend the north-west flank of Bristol against the Royalists during the siege of 1643. And don't forget to feed the extremely tame squirrels! There is no disabled access to the tower, but many of the park's paths are wheelchair accessible.
The entrance to the Bristol's Red Lodge appears uninviting because it is at the rear of the building with the
true façade facing downhill. Within however it offers a fascinating glimpse into life in Elizabethan Bristol. Built around 1590, ...
Cliffords Tower, one of York's most impressive landmarks, is perched on a hill in the centre of the city. There
are many steps to negotiate in order to get to the entrance, but once inside you can climb to ...
Designed by Sir Horace Jones and opened in 1894, Tower Bridge is famous the world over. Due to the volume
of river traffic at the time, Tower Bridge was designed to have twin bascules that could be raised. This ...