Cabot Tower was built to in 1898 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of explorer John Cabot’s voyage to America in 1497. It stands in Brandon Hill Park, which has some lovely gardens, near to the city centre. At 105 feet high (32 metres), this magnificent tower is a relatively easy climb up a spiral staircase to the top. Once at the top, there are some great views over Brandon Hill, the city centre, the harbour (ss Great Britain) and most of Bristol. On a clear day you can just make out the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Admission is free, so if you’re in the Bristol area visiting the other sites it’s certainly worth a detour.