A Day Out in Broadway
Broadway is a gorgeous village on the edge of the Cotswolds. We recently spent a day there in the February sunshine! There are so many things to do in Broadway, you are spoiled for choice.
I am not very good at window shopping and like to shop with a reason in mind. Mooching up and down the High Street in Broadway though is fun because there are so many interesting little gift shops interspersed with museums and galleries. Next time we go I am taking my debit card and a list of family and friend’s birthdays and anniversaries, because then I get to shop with a purpose! We did buy ourselves some gifts though in the sweetie shop and gin shop in Cotswold Court, along with something for a friend from the knitting shop. Always a plus in my book if we can buy from local independent shops.
There is a whole range of places to have lunch both inside and out (even in February!) We opted for The Swan and both had fish. David had the traditional British fish and chips with mushy peas and I went for the less traditional fish finger baguette with sweet potato fries. Washed down with a pint for him and a latte for me.
As it was such a lovely day we decided to drive up Fish Hill to Broadway Tower. It is easy to walk to Broadway Tower from Broadway High Street, but we were short of time. Well that’s my excuse anyway. Broadway Tower stands dramatically against the winter sky. It's a really interesting place. Fifteen feet below a field on the Broadway Tower estate is a bunker. A relic of the Cold War, it has been restored to show how it would have been in the 1980’s at the height of the Cold War. It is open at weekends from April to October, so we didn’t see it this time, but plan to go back to Broadway during the season.
There is just so much to do there, we will certainly be going again soon. In the meantime if you fancied a day out in Broadway, we'd recommend you started with the Broadway Spy Mission.