History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
In 1549 the tower was put under fire by Robert Kett's rebels, who were trying to enter the city over nearby Bishop Bridge. A shot from Kett's gunners struck the top of the tower, and you can still see the damage.
The tower stands 15 metres high and has an internal diameter of about 7 metres.
This is an open site, accessible at any time.
About Cow Tower
Address: Norwich, Norfolk, England, NR1 4EN
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: Accessible at any time. Located north east of the cathedral.
Website: Cow Tower
English Heritage - see also: English Heritage memberships (official website)
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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