Thinking about visiting Broadway Tower Nuclear Bunker?
Broadway Tower Nuclear Bunker is a fascinating place to visit in the Cotswolds. In fact, a few years ago we wrote a blog post about it, and it has gone a bit crazy on Pinterest with a couple of hundred thousand views! That post was originally published in 2016, so I thought it was time to update it!
You could see Broadway Tower during a Go Cotswolds tour
We visit Broadway Tower on our Cotswolds Trails & Villages tours, which operate between May and September each year. On this tour, you’ll get out of the minibus and on to the trails, exploring some of the most beautiful Cotswolds villages and countryside on foot.
It’s an ideal tour for novice hikers. If you’re intimidated by long-distance walks, but still want to experience part of the famous Cotswold Way walking trail, this this is the tour for you!
At the first stop of this tour, we take a short countryside walk to Broadway Tower, and there you have some free time, either to explore the country park, grab a coffee or maybe even squeeze in a visit up the Tower, before heading to Broadway by minibus. Or, you can continue your walk downhill into the gorgeous village of Broadway.
You’ll be walking along part of The Cotswold Way – so you can tick that off your bucket list!
Unfortunately, there’s not enough time to go into Broadway Tower Nuclear Bunker during this tour, although you can see it from ground level. But, we can arrange private tours to include a visit to the bunker!
So what is Broadway Tower Nuclear Bunker?
Buried 15 feet underground, Broadway Tower Nuclear Bunker is located just a short walk north of Broadway Tower across a field. It’s a decommissioned Cold War monitoring post, and one of a network of 1,500+ decommissioned bunkers across the United Kingdom.
These bunkers were monitoring posts, staffed by the volunteer Royal Observer Corps during the Cold War and were to be used in the event of a nuclear explosion.
Broadway Tower Nuclear Bunker is open between April and October. A guided tour lasts around 45 minutes and costs £4.50. You can also get Bunker + Tower combo tickets.
The bunker is underground, accessed via ladder. Therefore, it’s not suitable for disabled people or children under 10. If you suffer from claustrophobia you might also want to give the tour a miss!
For more on Broadway Tower and the Broadway Tower Nuclear Bunker visit www.broadwaytower.co.uk.
Ready to visit Broadway Tower on a Cotswolds Trails & Villages Tour?
Want less walking? Try our ‘Cotswolds in a Day tour’ instead. (This tour does not visit Broadway Tower.)