Why is Cabot Tower in Bristol still closed - council issue update

The iconic landmark has been closed for two years

Bristol City Council has issued an update on the reopening of Cabot Tower after a two-year hiatus.

The 19th Century tower, on Brandon Hill, was shut to visitors when the first coronavirus lockdown came into force two years ago.

is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks and offers some of the best views and over Bristol - should you make it up its twisting staircase.

With the weather set to be rather glorious this week, visitors to Brandon Hill may be wondering if and when the gothic tower is set to reopen.

But a spokesperson for Bristol City Council told BristolWorld that while the tower will reopen at some point this year, the authority doesn’t expect this will take place within the next few weeks.

This is due to restoration works that are currently ongoing.

Meanwhile, three free Bristol museums that also closed during the first lockdown have announced reopening dates.

Blaise Museum will reopen on April 1 while Red Lodge Museum and the Georgian House Museum will open their doors on April 4.

Grab free entry while you can though - the Council is currently discussing the possibility of charging for adult admission during the venues as it looks for ways to save money in its 2022/23 Budget.