Things to see and do around Berkeley Vale

Venues

Industrial Heritage

Historic & Famous Buildings

Sites of interest

Landscape features

Wildlife

Dr Jenner’s House/Museum

Berkeley Castle

Slimbridge Wildfowl Trust

Cattle Country Adventure Park

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Venues

You will find historic castles and churches, works of famous engineers and inventors (Brunel, Whittle, Pederson), medical doctors (Jenner), adventure parks, theatres, sports centres and a great deal more!

Berkeley Castle and Butterfly House

Telephone: 01453 810 303
Berkeley, GL13 9PJ

For more information: www.berkeley-castle.com

Berkeley Castle and Butterfly House

Telephone: 01453 810 303
Berkeley, GL13 9PJ

For more information: www.berkeley-castle.com

Dr Jenner's House Museum and Garden

Telephone: 01453 810 631
Church Lane, Berkeley, GL13 9BN

For more information: www.jennermuseum.com

Cattle Country Adventure Park

Telephone: 01453 810 510
Berkeley Heath Farm, Berkeley, GL13 9EW

For more information: www.cattlecountry.co.uk

Gloucester Cathedral

Telephone: 01452 528 095
12 College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LX

For more information: www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk

Jet Age Museum
Telephone: .01452 260 078
Meteor Business Park, Cheltenham Road East, Gloucester GL2 9QL

For more information: www.jetagemuseum.org

Aerospace Bristol Museum (Concorde)
Telephone: 01452 260 078
Hayes Way, Bristol BS34 5BZ

For more information: www.aerospacebristol.org

Brunel's SS Great Britain
Telephone: 0117 926 0680
Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Road, Bristol BS16TY

For more information: www.ssgreatbritain.org

Clifton Suspension Bridge
Telephone: 0117 974 04664
Bridge Road, Leigh Wood, Bristol

For more information: www.cliftonbridge.org.uk

Bristol Cathedral
Telephone: 0117 926 4879
College Green, Bristol BS51 5TJ

For more information: www.bristol-cathedral.co.uk

Bristol Cathedral
Telephone: 0117 926 4879
College Green, Bristol BS51 5TJ

For more information: www.bristol-cathedral.co.uk

Theatre Royal Bath
Telephone: 01225 448 844
Saw Close, Bath, BA1 1ET

For more information: www.theatreroyal.org.uk

Old Vic Bristol
Telephone: 0117 949 3993
King Street, Bristol BS1 4ED

For more information: www.bristololdvic.org.uk

Hippodrome Bristol
Telephone: 0844 871 3012
St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol BS1 4UZ

For more information: www.atgtickets.com

Colston Hall Bristol
Telephone: 0117 203 4040
Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5AR

For more information: www.colstonhall.org

Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol
Telephone: 0117 983 0600
Ashton Road, Bristol BS3 2EJ

For more information: www.ashtongatestadium.co.uk

Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester
Telephone: 01452 872 269
Kingsholm Road, Gloucester GL1 3AX

For more information: www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk

Forest Green Stadium, Nailsworth
Telephone: 0333 123 1889
The New Lawn, Nailsworth GL6 0FG

For more information: www.fgr.co.uk

Sharpness Canal & Tall Ships

Purton Hulks on the shore of the River Severn

Historic Railway

Concorde

Industrial Heritage

Berkeley Vale is world renowned for its varied and exciting industrial heritage as can be seen from the sites linked below. All of these are within 40 miles of the Vale between Bristol and Gloucester.

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Berkeley Vale Heritage Railway

The Old Engine House
The Docks, Sharpness
Gloucestershire, GL13 9UD

Email: valeofberkeleyrailway@gmail.com 

For more information: www.valeofberkeleyrailway.co.uk

Stroudwater Canal
Telephone: 01453 752 568
Cotswold Canals Trust, Bell House, Wallbridge Lock, Stroud GL5 3JS

For more information: www.cotswoldcanals.org.uk

Gloucester to Sharpness Canal
For more information: www.canalrivertrust.org.uk
Purton Hulks
For more information: www.friendsofpurton.org.uk

Dursley Heritage Centre
Castle Street, Dursley
Gloucestershire, GL11 4BS

Email: info@dursleyhc.org.uk
Tel: 01453 549 323

For more information: www.dursleyhc.org.uk

Wotton Heritage Centre

The Chipping
Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 7A

Email: wuehistsoc@gmail.com
Tel: 01453 521 541

For more information: www.wottonheritage.com

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Gloucestershire Society for Industrial Archaeology
Email: secretary@gsia.org.uk

For more information: www.gsia.org.uk

Jet Age Museum
Telephone: .01452 260 078
Meteor Business Park, Cheltenham Road East, Gloucester GL2 9QL

For more information: www.jetagemuseum.org

Aerospace Bristol Museum (Concorde)

Telephone: 01452 260 078
Hayes Way, Bristol BS34 5BZ

For more information: www.aerospacebristol.org

Brunel's SS Great Britain
Telephone: 0117 926 0680
Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Road, Bristol BS16TY

For more information: www.ssgreatbritain.org

Clifton Suspension Bridge
Telephone: 0117 974 04664
Bridge Road, Leigh Wood, Bristol

For more information: www.cliftonbridge.org.uk

St. Mary’s Church

Berkeley Castle

High Street Berkeley

Bell tower, St. Mary’s Church Berkeley

Historic & Famous Buildings

Home to many of the great adventurers of Gloucester, the area gave them easy access to Wales, through the Severn Valley to the heart of England and by the Bristol Channel to the New World. Here you will find Castles with history oozing out of every brick, film and TV locations that will amaze you, churches with attitude and houses where world famous people lived. Berkeley Castle has been the setting for many film and TV productions including Wolf Hall, The White Queen and Johnny English Returns whilst scenes from TV series His Dark Material were shot on the beautiful Sharpness to Gloucester Canal.

Berkeley Castle and Butterfly House

Telephone: 01453 810 303
Berkeley, GL13 9PJ

For more information: www.berkeley-castle.com

Berkeley Castle and Butterfly House

Telephone: 01453 810 303
Berkeley, GL13 9PJ

For more information: www.berkeley-castle.com

Dr Jenner's House Museum and Garden

Telephone: 01453 810 631
Church Lane, Berkeley, GL13 9BN

For more information: www.jennermuseum.com

St Mary's Church, Berkeley

Church Lane, Berkeley, GL13 9BN

For more information: www.stmarys-berkeley.co.uk

All Saints Church, Stone

Church Green, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL13

For more information: www.allsaints-stone.co.uk

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Telephone: 0117 926 4879
College Green, Bristol BS51 5TJ

For more information: www.bristol-cathedral.co.uk

St John the Evangelist Church, Slimbridge

Telephone: 01453 890 031
St. John’s Road, Slimbridge, GL2 7BU

For more information: www.achurchnearyou.com

Berkeley Town Hall

Telephone: 01453 511 964
Berkeley Town Council, Town Hall, Salter Street, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9DB

For more information: www.berkeley-tc.gov.uk

Dursley Town Hall

Telephone: 01453 548 535
6 Market Place, Dursley GL11 4AB

For more information: www.dursleytowntrust.org.uk

Bath Pump Rooms
Telephone: 01225 477 785
Abbey Church Yard, Bath BA1 1LZ

For more information: www.romanbaths.co.uk

William Tyndale Monument

Sharpness Docks

Berkeley Castle

Historic Flour Mill

Sites of interest

Whether it’s the hugely interesting working docks at Sharpness or the historic ports of Gloucester and Bristol with tales and relics aplenty that rock your boat, or the great Cathedrals of Bristol and Gloucester, there are lots of interesting and amazing places to visit either in or within easy reach of the Berkeley Vale. Downham Hill to the west of Uley is known by locals as Smallpox Hill harking back to the site of the first known isolation hospital in England. Berkeley Castle was the site of the foul murder of Edward II in 1327 and his tomb can be found in Gloucester Cathedral. Viking footsteps can be traced from Sharpness to Wanswell from where they were eventually driven back to the sea. Explore all this and more on your visit.

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Telephone: 01453 810 303
Berkeley, GL13 9PJ

For more information: www.berkeley-castle.com

Berkeley Castle and Butterfly House

Telephone: 01453 810 303
Berkeley, GL13 9PJ

For more information: www.berkeley-castle.com

William Tyndale Monument
Nibley Knoll, Dursley GL11 6DX

For more information: www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyndale_Monument

Kings School, Gloucester
Pitt Street, Gloucester, GL1 2BG

For more information: www.thekingsschool.co.uk

Gloucester Cathedral

Telephone: 01452 528 095
12 College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LX

For more information: www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk

Gloucester Docks
The Docks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2ER

For more information: www.gloucesterquays.co.uk

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Telephone: 0117 926 4879
College Green, Bristol BS51 5TJ

For more information: www.bristol-cathedral.co.uk

Bristol Cathedral
Telephone: 0117 926 4879
College Green, Bristol BS51 5TJ

For more information: www.bristol-cathedral.co.uk

Bristol Harbour
Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4SP
Berkeley Square, Bristol

Sharpness Docks
Telephone: 01453 811644
Email: info@sharpnessdock.co.uk
The Docks, Sharpness, Berkeley GL13 9UX

For more information: www.victoriagroup.co.uk

Sharpness Lifeboat Station
The Docks, Sharpness, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9UD

For more information: www.sara-rescue.org.uk

Smallpox Hill

Berkeley Deer Park

River Severn from Stinchcombe Hill

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Landscape Features

When completed in 1827 the Sharpness to Gloucester canal was the widest and deepest canal in the world. It’s now arguably the most beautiful. Or why not walk through Berkeley Deer Park in the footsteps of kings (The deer are still there for you to see). If you have a little time why not venture onto the Severn Way and appreciate the power, beauty and wildlife that comes with the river that boasts the second greatest tidal range on the planet and has become a mecca for adventurers on the crest of its impressive tidal wave. The Cotswold Way kisses the eastern edges of the Vale and that’s just for starters!

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Telephone: 01453 810 303
Berkeley, GL13 9PJ

For more information: www.berkeley-castle.com

Berkeley Deer Park

Berkeley GL13 9QT

For more information: www.berkeley-castle.com

Stinchcombe Hill

Dursely GL11 6AQ

For more information: www.stinchcombehill.org.uk

River Severn & Mudflats
Severn Way
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Telephone: 0117 926 4879
College Green, Bristol BS51 5TJ

For more information: www.bristol-cathedral.co.uk

Severn Bore
For more information: www.thesevernbore.co.uk
Cotswold Way
Cotswold Escarpment
Gloucester to Sharpness Canal

The widest and deepest canal when completed in 1827.

For more information: www.canalrivertrust.org.uk

Flamingos at Slimbridge Wildfowl Trust

Butterfly House in Berkeley Castle grounds

Berkeley Deer Park

Otters at Slimbridge Wildfowl Trust

Wildlife

Our jewel in the crown is the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust established in 1946 by the late Peter Scott but there are many other wildlife gems around the unspoilt raised riverbed of the Berkeley Vale. Walk with the deer at the Berkeley Deer Park then pop along to the nearby exotic Butterfly House at Berkeley Castle. All this and more is waiting for you.

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Telephone: 01453 810 303
Berkeley, GL13 9PJ

For more information: www.berkeley-castle.com

Berkeley Deer Park

Berkeley GL13 9QT

For more information: www.berkeley-castle.com

Slimbridge Wildfowl Trust

Telephone: 01453 891 900
Newgrounds Lane, Gloucester GL2 7BT

For more information: www.wwt.org.uk

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Telephone: 0117 926 4879
College Green, Bristol BS51 5TJ

For more information: www.bristol-cathedral.co.uk

Berkeley Castle and Butterfly House

Telephone: 01453 810 303
Berkeley, GL13 9PJ

For more information: www.berkeley-castle.com

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