Brandon Hill and Cabot Tower - Bristol
When you are out and about at night, look up towards the skyline - Cabot tower flashes two red lights that can be seen from many parts of the city below.
Brandon Hill and Cabot Tower is Best For
Directions to Brandon Hill and Cabot Tower
Enjoy the panoramic vista from the top of Brandon Hill and Cabot Tower and take some time to appreciate the conservation area - a haven for wildlife. Brandon Hill is an oasis in the middle of the city. It is a great place to relax and enjoy a picnic (the local squirrels won't say no to a titbit from your lunchbox). If you are feeling energetic make your way up the hill and climb the spiral staircase of the 105-foot high tower. It was built between 1896 and 1898 in commemoration to John Cabot who discovered Newfoundland. Your climb will be rewarded by wonderful panoramic views.
Opening times: Cabot Tower is open everyday, apart from Christmas Day and New Year's Day, from early morning until dusk - approximately from 8am to 7pm during the summer and from 8am to 4pm during the winter.
Entrance to the tower is free
Photographs by N. Hindmarch