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Museum in the Park
2.24km from Thames and Severn Canal
The Museum in the Park is set in the beautiful grounds of Stratford Park. Our collection tells the story of the Stroud Valleys and the wider district, giving you the chance to find out about the people who lived and worked here, from the earliest settlers through to the present day. With over 4,000 objects on display from dinosaur bones to even one of the world’s first lawnmowers, there's something to spark the interest of all of visitors. The collection spans social history, geology, archaeolog
2.38km from Thames and Severn Canal
Stratford Park is a 56-acre park located just outside the center of Stroud, with a great range of facilities to suit all kinds of recreation. The park has won the Green Flag Award on multiple occasions by Keep Britain Tidy and also a Special Innovation Award winner for Community involvement. It was home to a fantastic arboretum and a miniature railway and so many activities are there.
Woodchester Mansion Trust
5.49km from Thames and Severn Canal
Woodchester Mansion is an unfinished, Gothic revival mansion house in Woodchester Park in Woodchester, near Nympsfield, Gloucestershire, England. Today the mansion, which appears completed from the outside, provides a unique insight into the techniques of Victorian stone masons. the venue is open to the public from Easter to the end October and holds weddings, theatres and other events at various other times in the year.
National Trust Cotswold Way
6.35km from Thames and Severn Canal
The Cotswold Way is a 102 mile long National Trail running between the market town of Chipping Campden and the city of Bath. The journey along the Cotswold Way starts in the beautiful, historic market town of Chipping Campden. After leaving the town, the trail takes you out onto the Cotswolds escarpment with stunning views from Dover’s Hill, where the annual ‘Olimpick’ games are held.
Painswick Rococo Garden
6.81km from Thames and Severn Canal
Designed in the 1740s as a fanciful pleasure garden for the owner of Painswick House and his guests, today it’s a place to roam free, to get up close and personal with nature, or to feel the warmth of the sun on your face as you take in the spectacular views of the Cotswold countryside and magical follies.
6.89km from Thames and Severn Canal
Coaley Peak is a small limestone summit at the west edge of the Cotswold Hills, elevation 764 feet, along one of the steeper sections of the escarpment, where the land falls away by over 600 feet to the lowlands of the Vale of Berkeley. Coaley Peak was for many years a seasonal home to a community of new age travellers, who were evicted around 2002 to make way for more grassland.
8.71km from Thames and Severn Canal
Chavenage is a wonderful Elizabethan house of mellow grey Cotswold stone and tiles which contains much of interest for the discerning visitor. Chavenage has featured in so many feature films and television dramas over the years that to list them all here would take ages. The interior rooms feature historic tapestries, Cromwellian relics, and fine period furnishings.
9.83km from Thames and Severn Canal
Beverston Castle, also known as Beverstone Castle or Tetbury Castle built-in 1229 by Maurice de Gaunt.,It was constructed as a medieval stone fortress in the village of Beverston, Gloucestershire, England. The property is a mix of manor house, various small buildings, extensive gardens and the medieval ruins of the fortified building.
10.4km from Thames and Severn Canal
Rodmarton Manor is a unique Arts and Crafts Manor House containing furniture made locally and with a stunning early 20th-century garden. The garden was laid out as the house was being built (1909-1929) as a series of outdoor rooms covering about 8 acres. Each garden room has a different character and is bounded by either walls or hedges.
Great Witcombe Roman Villa
11.21km from Thames and Severn Canal
Great Witcombe Roman Villa was one of the largest Roman houses in Britain and was part of a cluster of very wealthy villas in the Cotswolds area. A rich family lived here, together with their slaves and freedmen, for around 200 years, until the end of the Roman period in Britain. The remains include a bathhouse complex and perhaps the shrine of a water spirit. Mosaic pavements hint at the villa’s opulence in Roman times.
11.4km from Thames and Severn Canal
The Stroudwater Navigation in the Cotswolds is an 8 mile stretch of canal with 12 locks along the route. It is a canal managed by the Cotswold Canal Trust. These are a group of volunteers who are actively working on restoring the canal to its former glory.
The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal
11.52km from Thames and Severn Canal
The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal was once the broadest and deepest in the world. Even today, it stands out from other navigations because of its sheer scale and impressive engineering. With huge swing-bridges and pretty bridge-keepers’ houses to pass along the way, you’ll never be short of landmarks or beautiful viewpoints.
Robinswood Hill Country Park
12.21km from Thames and Severn Canal
Robinswood Hill is a hill and country park to the south of the city centre of Gloucester. Two-hundred and fifty acres of open countryside with viewpoint, pleasant walks and way-marked nature trails that cover the hill. It is home to much wildlife and affords spectacular views of the surrounding area including other hills of Gloucester, the Cotswolds, Malvern Hills, May Hill and on a clear day the Severn Bridges.
12.33km from Thames and Severn Canal
Highgrove is the private residence of TRHs The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, near Tetbury in Gloucestershire. The house is noted for its extensive gardens, which receive more than 30,000 visitors a year.
12.59km from Thames and Severn Canal
The Cotswold Way is a long distance walk that runs for 102 miles (163km) from the medieval market town of Chipping Campden in the North Cotswolds, to the historic City of Bath. Although recognised as a suitable route for a National Trail in due course, the path was initially sponsored by Gloucestershire County Council, who had no powers of footpath creation, and so used only existing rights of way.
National Trust - Newark Park
13.18km from Thames and Severn Canal
Newark Park is a Grade I listed country house of Tudor origins located near the village of Ozleworth, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. The garden and estate provide space to play and contemplate, with beautiful views over the Cotswold escarpment and as far as the Mendips. In the house you will be intrigued by stories of Tudor courtiers, a Texan country gentleman and a golden dragon.
13.74km from Thames and Severn Canal
WWT Slimbridge is a wetland reserve situated close to Slimbridge village near to Dursley, Gloucestershire. It was the first Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) to be opened. Many water birds live there all year round, and others are migrants on their ways to and from their summer breeding grounds. Other birds overwinter, including large numbers of white-fronted geese and increasing numbers of Bewick's swans.
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
13.99km from Thames and Severn Canal
Westonbirt Arboretum is a remarkable place for people to enjoy and learn about trees. Borne of a Victorian passion for plant collecting, around 15,000 trees from all over the globe now offer the perfect setting to escape, relax or have an adventure. Spring is a special time at Westonbirt, as blossom and new leaves soften the sharp outlines of winter trees and colour abounds throughout the collection.
14.1km from Thames and Severn Canal
Tyndale's Monument was built in 1866 in memory of the writer, William Tyndale, thought to be born nearby. He was the first man to translate The Bible into English. The monument which is 111 feet high was completed in 1866 and officially opened on 6th of November of that year. The reward for climbing the 120 steps is a wonderful view of the Berkeley Vale and the river Severn to the Black Mountains.
Ancient Ram Inn
14.37km from Thames and Severn Canal
The Ancient Ram Inn is a former priest's residence, inn and public house, which was built in 1145. is also the oldest building in England's Wotton-Under-Edge. It is known as one of the most unique properties in the region and has its fair share of strange history and mystery, plus a host of unique residents.
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Thames and Severn Canal, Stroud GL5, UK
The Thames & Severn Canal was built ten years after the Stroudwater Canal and extended its route to Lechlade. With many locks climbing through the picturesque Golden Valley to the famous Sapperton Tunnel it then winds its way to Lechlade on the Thames – a 36 mile cross-country route.