Places of Interest
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An historic market town with Tudor timber framed houses, Ross-on-Wye is the closest town to Symonds Yat. The 13th century St Mary’s Church, with its 280ft spire provides the perfect backdrop for browsing the town’s numerous small antique shops.
In 1964, the Council of British Archaeology listed Tewkesbury amongst 57 towns ‘….so splendid and so precious that the ultimate responsibility for them should be of national concern‘. With its intriguing medieval character, magnificent 12th century abbey and numerous historical festivals it is easy to see why.
the county town of Herefordshire, is a lively and bustling market town with many interesting small shops and a superb 11th century cathedral, which houses the medieval Mappi Mundi, one of the country’s most outstanding treasures.
with its tranquil setting on a loop of the beautiful River Avon, certainly catches the eye. Sample the asparagus delicacies in local pubs, as the asparagus grown in the Vale of Evesham is considered to be amongst the best in the world.
Known throughout Britain as ‘The Town of Books’, this small market town delights all reading enthusiasts with its unrivalled variety of book shops.
The birthplace of Henry V, Monmouth is a thriving market town with a good selection of shops and restaurants.
The Forest of Dean
lies between the rivers Wye and Severn in the western part of Gloucestershire, on the borders of Wales and Herefordshire. An abundance of attractions includes historic houses, museums, national parks, woodland walks, caves and visitor centres.
the oldest borough in England, is situated on the southern edge of the Cotswolds. The town is famous for its abbey, although only part of the Abbey Church remains. Abbey House Gardens, a remarkable five acre garden in the town centre, has a striking laburnum tunnel and over 2,000 species of roses.
is probably the most popular village in the Cotswolds region. The Model Village is a mini replica of Bourton itself and Birdland Park and Gardens offers woodland and gardens inhabited by over 500 birds. The Cotswold Perfumery is one of only three combined perfume manufacturers and retailers in Europe.
is an ancient walled market town which grew around the impressive Norman castle, originally built to guard the border between Wales and England. With its commanding position at the entrance to the Wye Valley, the town has inspired numerous authors and artists, including Coleridge, Turner and Wordsworth.
is a city with a unique history, from its Roman foundations to its impressive Victorian Docklands. It offers a diverse range of attractions to entice the visitor, including the historic Cathedral, which was transformed into the corridors of ‘Hogwarts’ in the ‘Harry Potter‘ films, magnificent Blackfriars Priory and fabulous shopping at the Gloucester Quays retail outlet.