Editor's note -- Broadway Tower was designed by English architect James Wyatt as a folly for Lady Coventry in 1794. She wondered if she could see a pretend castle 22 miles away from her home. Yes. By 1799, Lady Coventry could see it clearly.
A folly is a building so extravagant that it transcends the normal range of garden ornaments.
|A Gentleman's Folly, Broadway Tower by Andrew Lockie|
Editor's note -- Today, Broadway Tower is an English tourist attraction located on Broadway Hill, one mile southeast of the village of Broadway, Worcestershire, at the second highest point of the Cotswolds after Cleeve Hill.