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Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
2.06km from Hailes Abbey
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is a volunteer operated heritage railway in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire offering a round trip of 28 miles. It uses part of the route of the former Great Western Railway's main line from Birmingham to Cheltenham which used to run via Stratford-upon-Avon. The 28 mile round trip on steam and heritage diesel trains follows part of the route of the former Great Western main line from Birmingham to Cheltenham.
2.56km from Hailes Abbey
Stanway is an outstandingly beautiful example of a Jacobean manor house famous for its 300 feet single-jet fountain, the highest in Britain and the highest gravity fountain in the world. Its fascinating history includes gossip and events of national interest. An audio guide will take you through each room where guides are also on hand to answer any questions. Outside, you can wander the grounds and marvel at the amazing gravity fountain which has been recorded at 300ft
3.1km from Hailes Abbey
A majestic Grade I listed Castle located in the Cotswolds. It was the only private castle in England to have a queen buried within the grounds - Queen Katherine Parr, the last and surviving wife of King Henry VIII – who lived and died in the castle. . The castle has 10 notable gardens covering some 15 acres within a 1,200-acre estate nestled within the Cotswold hills.
Belas Knap Long Barrow
5.47km from Hailes Abbey
A fine example of a Neolithic long barrow, with a false entrance and side chambers. Excavated in 1863 and 1865, the remains of 31 people were found in the chambers. It was probably constructed around 3000 BC and was used for successive burials over a period of years until eventually the burial chambers were deliberately blocked. It is a type of monument known as the Cotswold Severn Cairn, all of which have a similar trapezoid shape, and are found scattered along the River Severn.
National Trust Snowshill Manor and Garden
6.03km from Hailes Abbey
The National Trust's Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire, is a Cotswold manor house packed with extraordinary treasures. It is a sixteenth-century country house, best known for its twentieth-century owner, Charles Paget Wade, an eccentric who amassed an enormous collection of objects that interested him. He gave the property to the National Trust in 1951, and his collection is still housed there.
Cotswold Farm Park
7.31km from Hailes Abbey
Started in 1971 for the purpose of protecting rare breeds of farm animals and was owned by Adam Henson who is passionate about farming and a regular feature on TV programmes such as Spring Watch. It has now developed into one of the UK's finest open farms and rare breed centres. There are ride-on tractors and an array of rare breeds of goats, sheep, pigs and cattle and also there are so many attractions in and around this place.
7.65km from Hailes Abbey
Cleeve Hill is located on Cheltenham’s North-Eastern edge, on the way to Winchcombe, affording breath-taking views of Cheltenham and the surrounding area. It commands a clear view to the west, over Cheltenham and the racecourse, over the River Severn and into Wales; and to the north over Winchcombe. One f the nice trekking destination and also you can spend some good time in the middle of nature.
8.8km from Hailes Abbey
Broadway Tower is a late 18th-century folly, built by Lady Coventry on the top of Fish Hill, overlooking the north Cotswold village of Broadway. The tower is a tourist attraction and the center of a country park with various exhibitions open to the public at a fee, as well as a gift shop and restaurant.
11.62km from Hailes Abbey
Pittville Park is the largest ornamental park in Cheltenham and features the magnificent Pittville Pump Room and lakes. This park is given a grade 2 listing under the English Heritage register of historic parks and gardens, with the Pump Room as a grade 1 historic building. Pittville Park provides 33ha of parkland, including an ornamental lake with elegant bridges dating from 1827 and a boating lake, formerly known as Capper's Fish Pond.
12.14km from Hailes Abbey
Sezincote is unique. At the heart of a traditional, family-run estate covering 3,500 acres of rolling Cotswold countryside stands a 200-year-old Mogul Indian palace, set in a romantic landscape of temples, grottoes, waterfalls and canals reminiscent of the Taj Mahal.
Sandford Parks Lido
12.87km from Hailes Abbey
One of the largest outdoor pools in the country, set in landscaped gardens within Sandford Park. The 50 metre main swimming pool as well as a childrens’ pool and paddling pool are heated to over 70 degrees. Basketball, volleyball and table tennis are also available – all included in the entrance charge. Light refreshments are available at the poolside cafe.
Bourton House Garden
12.92km from Hailes Abbey
An eighteenth-century Costwold house with a fine garden. The garden's structure is like that of a renaissance garden but the planting design is Arts and Crafts. It has lawns, fountains, a topiary, sculptures, an orchard, a knot garden, a kitchen garden, a raised walk and herbaceous borders. The garden has been open to the public since 1987.
Cheltenham Town Hall
13.03km from Hailes Abbey
Cheltenham Town Hall is now home to an impressive all-year-round program of major festivals, entertainment, exhibitions and functions. Built in 1902-1903 as a venue for social events, it replaced the Assembly Rooms on the High Street, which had been demolished to make way for a bank. Interestingly, unlike most Town Hall's, this grand building in Cheltenham was not built as the seat for a Borough Council, which is instead found in the Municipal Offices across the road on the Promenade.
13.33km from Hailes Abbey
Dovers Hill is a popular hill on the edge of the Cotswolds. It has been used as the national hill climb championship on six occasions. On the top of the hill is a trig point, and also a toposcope illustrating many of the landmarks that are visible from it. These include the Black Mountains in South Wales and the Long Mynd in Shropshire.
Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre
13.55km from Hailes Abbey
The 56-acre arboretum at Batsford is situated just a mile west of the historic market town of Moreton in Marsh in the heart of the Cotswolds. It is home to a huge range of ornamental and fruit trees, conifers, acres, roses, shrubs, herbaceous, and bedding plants. It is owned and run by the Batsford Foundation, a registered charity, and is open to the public daily throughout most of the year.
13.55km from Hailes Abbey
Abbey Park is an ideal place for a family day out, with plenty to keep people of all ages amused, plus it is free to visit. The setting includes a natural terrace with excellent views over the river Avon from the higher levels. The park has lovely mature trees including a tree carving sculpture and plenty of open grass area. There is a children's play area, a children's water play area and also a skate park.
Almonry Museum and Tourist Information Centre
13.65km from Hailes Abbey
The Almonry Museum and Tourist Information Centre is a museum in Evesham in Worcestershire, England. It is also referred to as The Almonry Museum and just The Almonry. It is governed by Evesham Town Council. The focus of the museum is on the history of the town and Vale of Evesham. The museum derives its name from the original use of the building as the almonry of the 14th-century Evesham Abbey The museum opened within this building in 1957.
Cotswold Falconry Centre
13.66km from Hailes Abbey
The Cotswold Falconry Centre is home to around 150 Birds of Prey – many of which can be seen in free-flying demonstrations each day. The Falconry Centre is open from mid-February to mid-November. The center provides bird lovers with a rare insight into the secret world of a number of species, many of which fly freely inside this protected habitat.
St Edward's Church, Stow-on-the-Wold
14.65km from Hailes Abbey
St Edward's Church is a medieval-built Church of England parish church, serving Stow-on-the-Wold ('Stow'), Gloucestershire. it is among 98 Grade I listed buildings in Cotswold (district), a mainly rural district having about one-third of the total of Grade I listed buildings in Gloucestershire.
Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection
14.93km from Hailes Abbey
The Cotswold Motoring Museum is a museum in the Cotswolds village of Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, England. It features the motoring history of the 20th century. The Museum has seven galleries - overflowing with vintage and classic cars, caravans, precarious-looking motorcycles, original enamel signs, a unique toy collection and an intriguing array of motoring curiosities. The museum's toy collection includes pedal cars, bicycles, toy cars, buses, aeroplanes and other vehicles.
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Hailes, Cheltenham GL54 5PB, UK
One of the beautiful abbeys which was founded in 1246 by the Earl of Cornwall, Hailes Abbey is set amid delightful Cotswold countryside. Once the center of monastic life, the tranquil ruins are now the perfect place to relax and enjoy a picnic in a unique historic setting. Visit the new museum to discover the treasures of Hailes, uncovering stories of the monks who lived and worshipped at the abbey for nearly three centuries.