Please note that the Gothic Tower is currently CLOSED to ensure social distancing.
Built at the Park’s highest point, the 27-metre tall square tower contains a narrow 99-step circular staircase and dominates the landscape at its western end. Climb to the top and you are rewarded with a view that includes four different counties. On a clear day, Canary Wharf and Windsor Castle can be seen.
Peeking out from the forest, the Gothic Tower exudes an air of romance and beckons you on. It appears like a fairy-tale castle and is a fun stop for families with children of all ages.
The Gothic Tower pop-up café (open over the summer) rewards your climb with hot and cold drinks, snacks, scones, cakes and ice-cream.
Please check the Gothic Tower opening times before planning your visit.
History and Restoration
In 1973 the Tower was gutted by fire. It remained derelict until Painshill Park Trust began restoration. It was officially opened by the Duchess of York on 18th October 1989.