Rodborough Common

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Outdoor - Rodborough Common

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Rodborough Common lies just to the north of Minchinhampton Common and offers a dramatic panorama overlooking Stroud and the Severn Vale. The Common is a biological and geological Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is renowned for its colourful array of wild flowers and butterflies, starting with the pasque flower in spring and a superb display of early purple orchids in May. The site is managed by the National Trust. There are old quarry workings near to Rodborough Fort where many fossils have been discovered.

Rodborough Common - , Gloucestershire

Rodmarton Manor

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Historic - Rodmarton Manor

Cirencester

A unique example of the Cotswolds Arts and Crafts, built in the old traditional style, handmade by local craftsmen using local stone and timber. The house contains beautiful furniture, pottery, ironwork and needle work. The garden was designed to be an extension of the house. Seasonal opening times, including garden opening in February for snowdrop displays.

Rodmarton Manor - Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Roves Farm

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Farm Parks, Zoos - Roves Farm

Swindon

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Animals, tractor rides, crafty half hour, huge big bale stack, 2 acre willow maze, indoor soft play and bouncy castle. Birthday parties, school visits welcome. Wedding receptions held in the barn.

Roves Farm - Swindon, Gloucestershire

Sandford Park

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Outdoor - Sandford Park

Cheltenham

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Adjacent to Sandford Lido, this ornamental side of the park consists of a fountain with seating, landscaped beds and stunning flower displays in the summer months. Large play area and toilets. Popular place for picnics. A meandering path leads to the restful cascade pools and the River Chelt.

Sandford Park - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Sculpture Trail

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Outdoor - Sculpture Trail

Coleford

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The sculptures are inspired by the forest - its trees, wildlife and industrial past. The 3 mile Trail can be explored in shorter routes. Route leaflet available from the Lodge, follow the ringed posts and direction arrows. Picnic site and children's playground, cafe. Open dawn to dusk daily, every day of the year, FREE admission, car park charge.

Sculpture Trail - Coleford, Gloucestershire

Severn Bore

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Outdoor - Severn Bore

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The Severn Bore is a natural phenomen; a large surge wave that can be seen in the estuary of the River Severn. The Severn Bore is one of the biggest in the world, varying in size and power according to the moon and other factors.

Severn Bore - , Gloucestershire

Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Family Attractions - Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Slimbridge

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This world famous site is an important wintering area for migrating water birds such as Bewick Swans. Child friendly activities such as discovery centre, pond zone, toad hall and welly boot land and everyone loves feeding the ducks and geese! Family activities during the school holidays including canoe safari. Conference rooms for hire. Because there is always something to see and do, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre is open 7 days a week, 364 days a year. Closed to the public on 25 December.

Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust - Slimbridge, Gloucestershire

Snowshill Manor

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Historic - Snowshill Manor

Broadway

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Traditional golden-yellow Cotswold manor house filled with the lifetime collection of Charles Paget Wade, including armour and toys. Arts and Crafts-style garden. Restaurant. See National Trust's website for details of opening times.

Snowshill Manor - Broadway, Gloucestershire

Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

Gloucester

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The Museum displays the remarkable story of the Soldiers of Gloucestershire who have served their regiments since 1694. It depicts their courage, humour, their traditions and their sacrifices in exciting and colourful exhibitions for all ages to enjoy. View interactive displays, contemporary film records, medal collection and uniforms. Search the online soldier database, fee for further information. School visits welcome.

Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

St Augustines Farm

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Farm Parks, Zoos - St Augustines Farm

Arlingham

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Visit a 50 acre working farm, help feed the friendly farm animals and get close to the other animals. Severnside bygones collection. Explore the fields, farmyard and barns. Picnic area and play area, tea room. School and group visits welcome.

St Augustines Farm - Arlingham, Gloucestershire

St James City Farm

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Farm Parks, Zoos - St James City Farm

Gloucester

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Home to a wide variety of farm animals, including several rare breeds. Experience hands on contact with real farm animals. Animal feeding takes place throughout the day. Pre-school and school visits welcome. Farm shop on site. Open all year round and entry is free.

St James City Farm - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Stanway House and Fountain

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Historic - Stanway House and Fountain

Cheltenham

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A charming Jacobean manor house built in Cotswold stone. A beautifully restored 18th century watergarden home to a single-jet fountain, at 300 feet the highest fountain in Britain and the highest gravity fountain in the world. Open June, July and August. See website for times.

Stanway House and Fountain - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Stanway Watermill

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Historic - Stanway Watermill

Cheltenham

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The Mill is a fully restored working flour mill. Its massive 24-foot overshot waterwheel, the 8th largest in England, was made in Tewkesbury, drives traditional cast-iron machinery and heavy French burr-quartz millstones, to produce stoneground Cotswold flour. Visitors may, during seasonal opening times, see the mill working, view the millpond and buy flour. Website gives fascinating history of the Watermill.

Stanway Watermill - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Stratford Park

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Outdoor - Stratford Park

Stroud

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A 56 acre park located just outside Stoud. Enjoy the woodland walks, ornamental lake, children's play area. Skateboard park. Model train rides for children on some Sundays during the year. Putting green, bowling green, sports courts. Outdoor swimming pool in summer. Brass band concerts on summer Sunday afternoons. Free parking.

Stratford Park - Stroud, Gloucestershire

Strolling in the Stroud District

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Outdoor - Strolling in the Stroud District

the Stroud

The Stroud District is situated in the South of the Cotswolds and has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. Details of guided walks, as well as downloadable maps and directions of walks you can do at your own pace.

Strolling in the Stroud District - the Stroud, Gloucestershire

Sudeley Castle

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Historic - Sudeley Castle

Cheltenham

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Fascinating exhibitions which explore the story of Sudeley’s history and the prominent characters, including Henry VIII, who have visited or lived at the Castle. Visit St Mary’s Church where Katherine Parr lies buried. The award-winning gardens are surrounded by stunning views of the Cotswold hills. Also a pheasantry, medieval ruins and adventure playground. Holiday accommodation. Civil wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Sudeley Castle - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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