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Monday, June 27, 2011

Cabot Tower Bristol

Cabot Tower is located in a public park in Bristol on Brandon Hill. Cabot Tower was built in red sandstone and cream Bath stone between 1896 and 1898 to commemorate the navigator John Cabot who had set sail from Bristol 400 years earlier in a ship called the Matthew and landed in what was later to become Canada.

The architect of Cabot Tower was William Venn Gough. Cabot Tower boasts a spiral staircase and two viewing platforms which overlook the city. Cabot Tower was closed for repair in 2007, reopening in 2011.

Cabot Tower Bristol

Cabot Tower is located in Brandon Hill Nature Park in Bristol near Bristol University. Visitors to the park may also want to visit the nearby Clifton Suspension Bridge or St Mary Redcliffe Church.

Cabot Tower is free to climb.

Brandon Hill
Great George Street
Harbourside, Bristol
BS1 5RR

Cabot Tower map

© 2011 John Westby

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