Gloucester Waterways Museum

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - Gloucester Waterways Museum


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Housed in a warehouse at the heart of Gloucester's fine Victorian docks, the museum tells the story of our wonderful canals and rivers. Climb aboard historic boats, enjoy hands-on fun, watch archive films and browse galleries rich in canal heritage. There’s loads for all the family to enjoy. Special events throughout the year. School visits welcome. Under 4s free admission

Gloucester Waterways Museum - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Arts and Crafts Centre

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Art Galleries - Gloucestershire Arts and Crafts Centre


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Our shop is entirely run by, and filled with the work of Gloucestershire artists and makers. We pride ourselves on our 'localness'! You can visit the shop and the person inside will be one of the makers who may even be working on a piece at the time, so you can ask lots of questions and find out how a craft is done. The centre has a variety of arts, crafts, painting and sewing workshops running throughout the year.

Gloucestershire Arts and Crafts Centre - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Family Attractions - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway


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A 20-mile round trip between Toddington and Cheltenham Racecourse through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Cotswolds. See website for timetable and details of special events days like Thomas the Tank Engine and Santa steam special.

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway - Toddington, Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Farm Parks, Zoos - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust


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Details of Nature reserves and wildlife/nature events in Gloucestershire, (many during school holidays) visit the website.

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Go Ape!

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Action & Adventure - Go Ape!

Mallards Pike Lake

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A high wire forest adventure course of ropes bridges, Tarzan swings and zip slides up to almost 35 feet above the forest floor. Ideal for friends, families and corporate groups. Approx 3 hours of adrenalin-fuelled fun, laughter and adventure. Min age: 10 years. Also offers an hour of fun on the all-terrain forest segways, you need to be over seven stones and over 10 years. See website for full details and seasonal opening times. Booking required.

Go Ape! - Mallards Pike Lake, Gloucestershire

Goodrich Castle

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Historic - Goodrich Castle

Ross on Wye

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Building of the castle began in the late 11th century, by the English landowner Godric, after whom it is named. It stands next to the River Wye near to the picturesque valley of Symonds Yat. Goodrich still boasts one of the most complete sets of medieval domestic buildings surviving in any English castle. During the Civil War, Goodrich was held successively by both sides, the Royalists eventually surrendered in 1646 under threats of undermining and a deadly Parliamentarian mortar. The famous 'Roaring Meg', the only surviving Civil War mortar, has returned to the castle after 350 years. Free audio tour tells the story of the castle and the Civil War siege.

Goodrich Castle - Ross on Wye, Gloucestershire

Great Witcombe Roman Villa

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Historic - Great Witcombe Roman Villa


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The remains of a large and luxurious villa built around AD 250, with a bathhouse complex and possibly the shrine of a water spirit. An English Heritage property. Free admission to site.

Great Witcombe Roman Villa - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Hailes Abbey

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Historic - Hailes Abbey


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Ruins of a Cistercian abbey, dating back to 1246. It is once a popular site of pilgrimage, due to it allegedly being the custodian of a phial of Christ's blood. An audio tour and information panels tell the story of the abbey and the monks and lay brothers who once lived there. Sculptures, stonework and other finds from the site are in the museum. No café, but refreshments are available in the shop. Picnics welcome in grounds. Don't forget to visit the adjacent parish church, which has medieval wall paintings. Seasonal opening times. English Heritage property.

Hailes Abbey - Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

Hatherley Park

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Outdoor - Hatherley Park


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An recreational park with ornamental lake, wildlife pond and mature trees providing a colourful display in the autumn. There are two children's play areas and football pitch. Feeding the ducks on the lake is a popular past time. Visitors are asked to bring birdseed to feed the ducks as it is less likely to foul the water and it is healthier for the ducks!

Hatherley Park - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Head 4 Heights

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Action & Adventure - Head 4 Heights


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High adventure with high and low ropes, totem poles, free fall, etc - attempt individual challenges or more! Family activities, group bookings, schools programmes and birthday parties, hen and stag and corporate events catered for.

Head 4 Heights - Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust


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The H&C Canal was one of the last major narrow canals to be completed in Britain. The Canal Trust is restoring the Canal as a navigable waterway, which, when completed will rank as one of the most attractive cruising routes in the country, through 34 miles of almost entirely rural countryside of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. Visitor Centre at Wharf House.

Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Heritage Motor Centre

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - Heritage Motor Centre


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The Heritage Motor Centre is home to the world’s largest collection of British Cars; it boasts nearly 300 cars in its collection which span the classic, vintage and veteran eras and is a mecca for car enthusiasts. Find out how the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust was formed to secure the collection for the Nation. Delve into our motoring history and browse our permanent motoring exhibitions located here at the museum. Extensive Reference Library including a wide variety of books about motoring and the motor industry.

Heritage Motor Centre - Gaydon, Gloucestershire

Hetty Pegler's Tump: Uley Long Barrow

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Outdoor - Hetty Pegler's Tump: Uley Long Barrow

A partly reconstructed Neolithic chambered mound, 37 metres (120ft) long, atmospherically sited overlooking the Severn Valley. 'Hetty Pegler' was its 17th-century landowner. An English Heritage site, it is free to visit all year round.

Hetty Pegler's Tump: Uley Long Barrow - , Gloucestershire

Hidcote Manor Garden

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Gardens & Aboretums - Hidcote Manor Garden

Chipping Campden

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Exquisite garden rooms, each with its own unique character. Discover rare shrubs, trees, herbaceous borders and unusual plants from around the world. The garden changes in harmony with the seasons, from vibrant spring bulbs to autumn's spectacular Red Border. Stunning panoramas across the Vale of Evesham. Opens end March to end Oct. Restaurant and plant sales. Managed by National Trust

Hidcote Manor Garden - Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Highnam Court Gardens

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Gardens & Aboretums - Highnam Court Gardens


Highnam Court was built in 1658 after the original house was seriously damaged in the Civil War. The accomplished artist, musician and art collecter Thomas Gambier Parry bought the estate in 1838 and designed the garden. When completed it rivalled any in the country. (He was also responsible for the magnificent frescoes in Highnam Church.) The gardens were sadly neglected after the turn of the last century, but since 1994 they have been restored to their former glory.

Highnam Court Gardens - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Highnam Woods RSPB Reserve

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Farm Parks, Zoos - Highnam Woods RSPB Reserve

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This is a lovely remnant of ancient woodland, with a 2km nature trail passing amongst a variety of trees. Visit in spring to hear a symphony of birdsong, especially the nightingales which breed here, and to see bluebells and primroses in bloom. As at Feb 2013 there is no car parking available.

Highnam Woods RSPB Reserve - , Gloucestershire


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