THINGS TO DO
We are happy to help you plan Great Days Out, but below is a taste of the locality.
Pubs and restaurants within walking distance
The Three Horseshoes traditional village pub, often with live music (5 mins)
The Bell family friendly pub with childrens' play area, farm animals etc (7 mins)
Ley Bistro, home-cooked food (4 mins)
Within 4 miles
The Badger, Eastington. Award winning CAMRA pub.
The Old Passage, Arlingham, specialises in fish on the banks of the River Severn
The Ship, Saul - a traditional pub on the disused (soon to be restored!) Stroudwater canal
The Anchor, Epney - overlooking The River Severn, and a great place to watch The Bore.
The Red Lion Arlingham - traditional 16th century village Inn (now owned by the village) with homecooked food and real cider
The Tudor Arms, Slimbridge - an Inn for 200 years, close to the canal.
Whitminster Inn - a large affair with 3 restaurants: English, Indian and Chinese
Fromebridge Mill, set on the banks of the River Frome. A family friendly restaurant, lots of buffets/carveries etc.
Places within easy walkable/cycleable distance:
Frampton Court Estate: www.framptoncourtestate.co.uk
The Gloucester to Sharpness Canal: http://www.glos-sharpness.org.uk, which when it was finished in 1827 was the deepest and widest canal in the world.
Saul Junction: http://www.gloucesterdocks.me.uk/canal/sauljunc.htm where two canals meet and there's a wonderful cafe, and a visitor centre.
Slimbridge the largest collection of waterfowl in the world www.wwt.org.uk/visit/slimbridge
Severn Way www.severnway.com (longest riverside walk in Britain - 210 miles - we wouldn't expect you to do all of it!!)
Severn Bore www.severn-bore.co.uk one of Britain's natural wonders - a fascinating and dramatic surge wave which forms in the funnel-shaped Severn Estuary, at its most spectacular in spring in autumn.
Frampton Sailing club () idyllically set with 40 acres of available sailing area and running RYA dinghy sailing courses for beginners up www.fossc.org.ukwards.
HighfieldNurseries www.highfieldnurseries.co.uk This is more like a village than a nursery now, and many of our guest have literally spent all day there!
Pan Global Plants www.panglobalplants.com a fascinating array of exotic and unusual plants from around the world
Local festivals and events in the area.
Frampton on Severn:
Gifford's circus, on The Green. A traditional 1930s travelling circus July www.giffordscircus.com Frampton Country Fair September www.framptoncountryfair.co.uk
Frampton Feast - funfair on The Green in August. Many other Frampton events, theatre - covered and open air, public barbeques etc.Show More
A little further afield, and within an hour's drive, or less:
Berkeley Castle -The Berkeley family welcome you to their ancient fortress home where they have lived since their ancestor, Robert Fitzharding, completed the Keep in the late 12th Century. www.berkeley-castle.com/visit.html There is also a wonderful tropical butterfly house there. Nearby is the Edward Jenner Museum, the house where he lived, and pioneered vaccination against smallpox. It is said that his work has saved more lives than any other man who has ever lived. www.jennermuseum.com
Stroud - where Laurie Lee was born and brought up, and the arts and crafts capital of the Cotswolds (Notting Hill with wellies apparently!) with a wonderful and bustling Farmers' Market every Saturday - winner of Radio 4's Best Farmers' Market in the country, www.stroudtown.com
Tetbury (www.tetbury.org.uk) with its Royal connections, and nearby Westonbirt Aboretum (www.westonbirtarboretum.com)
Painswick beautiful Cotswold town with magical historic garden www.rococogarden.org.uk
Cheltenham is becoming renowned for its many festivals, nearly every month, e.g. jazz, literature, music. www.cheltenhamfestivals.co.uk Also the world famous Cheltenham races (www.cheltenham.co.uk)
Gloucester festivals and events, also too numerous to mention individually (www.visitgloucester.info)
Cirencester, intriguing Roman town www.cirencester.co.uk
Bristol: bustling city and ancient port www.visitbristol.co.uk
Bath: Elegant Georgian city and home of the UK's only hot springs and of course the world renowned Roman Baths, and new spa complex www.visitbath.co.uk
Stratford upon Avon: needs no introduction as the birthplace of William Shakespeare www.stratford.co.uk
Worcester: www.visitworcester.com both with magnificent and fascinating cathedrals and steeped in history.
You can be in Wales in less than an hour, and visit the magical and dramatic Glamorgan Heritage Coastline, (where some of Lawrence of Arabia was filmed on the Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes, one of the largest sand dune complexes in Europe) www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk, the Museum of Welsh Life at St Fagans, (www.nmgw.ac.uk) one of Europe's foremost open-air museums, and of course Cardiff (www.cardiff.gov.uk), Wales' stylish capital.
Local smaller market towns, villages and places of interest:
Traditional sleepy Cotswold market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden etc (www.cotswold.gov.uk)
There are 29 National Trust properties in the Wessex Region + many events organised by them throughout the year. www.nationaltrust.org.uk. Show Less