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Attractions

We offer a number of leisure packages, whether your idea of a good time is sitting comfortably in front of the fire with the newspaper, taking an energetic hike down the famous Cotswold Way, or picnicking on an idyllic spot overlooking the Stroud Valley. We’ve got something for everyone.

Choose from a wide range of great walking routes and locations to visit, from the Tidal Monument and Wotton under Edge to the Stroudwater Canal and the Cotswold Way. Please ask at reception and we will be pleased to provide full range of walking maps.

 
 

Nearby Attractions

Woodchester Mansion (3 Miles)*

Hidden in a secluded Cotswold valley, untouched by time and the modern world, lies Woodchester Mansion, an unfinished masterpiece of Victorian building.

Painswick Rococo Gardens (4 Miles)*

The sole, complete survivor from the brief Rococo period of English garden design (1720-1760).

Owlpen Manor (4 Miles)*

Owlpen Manor and Gardens has long been recognised as one of the most romantic Tudor manor houses in southern England.

Prinknash Abbey Bird and Deer Park (7 Miles)*

On entering the Park over 50 peacocks and waterfowl welcome you as you walk towards the Love Bird Aviary and the Golden Wood full of golden Pheasants.

Westbury Court Garden (7 Miles)

Westbury Court Garden offers a little touch of the Netherlands in the heart of Gloucestershire.

Newark Park (7 Miles)*

Built as a hunting lodge around 1550, this tall, symmetrical building with its mullioned windows reflects the sophisticated style of the Elizabethan court rather than that of a local country house.

Slimbridge Wetlands Wildlife Centre (7.5 miles)

A wetland is an area where water covers or saturates the ground for prolonged periods, resulting in the presence of specially adapted plants, animals and soils.

Gloucester Waterways Museum (8 Miles)

Gloucester Waterways Museum runs 45-minute boat trips from Merchants Quay, Gloucester Docks, travelling down the Gloucester Sharpness Canal.

Gloucester Cathedral (8 Miles)

A warm welcome awaits you at Gloucester Cathedral - one of the finest medieval buildings in the country and the jewel in the city of Gloucester's crown.

Chavenage (8 Miles)

This historic Elizabethan house, home of the Lowsley-Williams family, contains much of interest to the discerning visitor. Visitors can see the tapestry rooms and furniture and relics of the Cromwellian period.

Edward Jenner Museum (8 Miles)

Edward Jenner was born in Berkeley in 1749. Orphaned before he was 5 years old, his brothers and sisters set him on a career of medicine.

Berkeley Castle (8 Miles)

In 1153 Maurice Berkely completed this fortress by the Severn Estuary at the command of Henry II and ever since has been the home of the Berkeley Family.

Dean Heritage Centre (9 Miles)

Situated in a converted former mill in the picturesque Soudley Valley, the Dean Heritage Centre is the ideal starting point for a visit to the Forest.

Westonbirt The National Arboretum (10 Miles)

Westonbirt is a historic, Victorian picturesque landscape and an internationally important tree and shrub collection. The 16,000 trees (2,500 different species) come from Britain, China, North America, Japan, Chile and other temperate climates.

Rodmarton Manor (10 Miles)

Rodmarton Manor, near Cirencester in Gloucestershire, was one of the last country houses to be built in the old traditional style when everything was done by hand with local stone, local timber and local craftsmen.

International Centre for Birds of Prey (12 Miles)

Once more under the direction of Jemima Parry-Jones, the Centre has undergone a substantial facelift and everything has been upgraded. Please come to visit.

Great Western Railway Museum (Coleford) (14 Miles)

The Great Western Railway Museum is housed in one of the last remaining permanent railway buildings in the Forest of Dean, on the original site of Coleford Railway Yard. It is the original GWR Goods Station of 1883.

Chedworth Roman Villa (16 Miles)

Access to main mosaics reopens fully Spring 2012! If you want to visit the National Trust's oldest stately home, the Chedworth Roman Villa is the site to visit!

Tintern Abbey (17 Miles)

It's easy to understand why Tintern Abbey was one of the first places in Wales to attract Visitors. Travellers have been flocking to this riverbank in the wooded Wye Valley for hundreds of years to admire Tintern's grace and sublime beauty.

Goodrich Castle (17 Miles)

Goodrich Castle is the most complete medieval castle in Britain, despite its turbulent history. Built on a rocky outcrop with exhilarating views over the Wye Valley, it gives a fascinating insight into fortress life seven centuries ago.

Chepstow Museum (18 Miles)

Chepstow Museum reveals the rich and varied past of this ancient town, once an important port and market centre. Wine trade, shipbuilding and salmon fishing are among Chepstow's many industries featured in displays with atmospheric settings.

Castle Combe Circuit (18 Miles)

Since its opening in 1950, some of the most famous names in motor racing have left their tyre tracks around Castle Combe's challenging tarmac.

Chepstow Castle (18 Miles)

Chepstow Castle, on its rock above the swirling waters of the River Wye, stands guard over a strategic crossing point into Wales.

Love to Shop?

Stonehouse Court Hotel is ideally situated for shopping in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Bristol.

Gloucester (9.5 miles)

Shopping Centres/Malls:

Gloucester Quays Designer Outlet
Gloucester Quays Outlet, St Ann Way, Gloucester, GL1 5SH

Kings Walk Shopping Centre
43 Clarence Street, Gloucester GL1 1EA

Eastgate Shopping Centre
22 Eastgate Street


Markets:

Eastgate Indoor Market
Eastgate Market is situated in the heart of Gloucester. The Market opens six days a week - Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 5.00pm

Cherry & White Market
Cherry and White Market - Held every Friday and Saturday in Kings Square.
The whole of the Square is filled with 39 market stalls, selling a range of goods including fruit and vegetables, meat, household goods, clothes, jewellery and plants.

Hempsted Market
Hempsted Meadows, Gloucesters newest purpose built market and car boot site. Hosts retail markets and car boot sales on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Cheltenham (17 miles)

Shopping Centres/Malls:

Regent Arcade Shopping Centre
High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1JZ
With over 60 stores, 6 restaurants and parking for 500 cars, its all yours at the Cotswolds premier shopping centre in the heart of Cheltenham.

Beechwood Shopping Centre
High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1JZ
34 shops, including Next, Disney, Evans and Vision Express and anchored by Debenhams, there is a unique contrast of smaller independent stores and cafes along with a 400 space car park.

Markets:

Thursday Market
In 1226 King Henry 111 granted Cheltenham the right to hold a market every Thursday and 800 years on, the town still hosts a market each week at the west end of the High Street. Fresh local fruit and vegetables can be found as well as clothes, cds and plants.

Cheltenham Farmers Market
Cheltenham Farmers Market takes place in Long Gardens Promenade every 2nd and last Friday of each month from 9am until 3pm. Farmers Market is bright and bustling. Located right in the centre of Cheltenham it makes a vibrant scene and it is a great opportunity to sample and buy locally grown and made produce from Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds.

Other Markets:

Cheltenham Racecourse is host to a large Antiques and Collectors Fair on the last Sunday of every month. Visitors can find more than 100 antiques and collectables stalls indoor and outdoor. It is open 8am until 4pm, admission is £2 pp.

Bristol (28 miles)

Shopping Centres/Malls:

Broadwalk Shopping Centre
Broadwalk, Bristol, Avon BS4 2QU 01179771871

The Galleries
25 Union Gallery, Broadmead, Bristol, Avon BS1 3XD 01179290569

Cabot Circus
Bond Street, Bristol, BS1 3DJ 01179529360

Clifton Arcade
Boyces Avenue, Bristol, BS8 4AA 01179744348

Markets:

Tobacco Factory Market
The weekly Sunday market at the Tobacco Factory features around 30 food and craft stalls with a strong bias towards eco-friendly, fair trade, organic and local products. The stallholders sell delicious breads, fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese, olives and gorgeous arts and crafts. Treat yourself to lunch at the market too, with fresh and tasty pies, Szechuan cooking or sushi or take brunch, tapas or coffee at the Tobacco Factory Cafe Bar.

St Nicholas Market
Established in 1743, St Nicholas Market is open six days a week and encompasses the indoor and outdoor markets at Corn Street. Stalls sell a range of fresh local foods and deli produce plus there are cafes, second hand books, old clothes, records, pictures, fossils, candles and a huge range of unusual goods. The Glass Arcade within the market offers food from around the world, all under one roof.

Harbourside Market
Taking place along the Watersheds covered walkway on Bordeaux Quay, the Harbourside Market provides access to high-quality, locally produced food and showcases arts and crafts created in Bristol and the surrounding area. It runs each weekend, featuring food, arts and crafts on Saturdays and books, arts, records and plants on a Sunday. The markets aims to reanimate St Augustines reach and its quayside, drawing attention to the other independent trading and cultural activities around the Harbourside.