About Berkeley Vale
Looking for a great place to spend some time with beautiful countryside, a fantastic range of attractions and activities for the visitor and a history going back to the Romans? Then the Berkeley Vale area is for you.
Explore some of the historic local settings such as the 11th Century Berkeley Castle, which has been occupied by the Berkeley family for over 900 years; Dr Jenner’s House, where in 1796 he discovered the world changing benefits of vaccination; the picturesque Church of All Saints at nearby Stone and the 13th century St Mary’s Church with its unique medieval wall paintings and tabletop tombs.
Nearby is the Sharpness Canal, opened in 1827 to allow ocean going ships to bypass the treacherous upper reaches of the River Severn all the way to Gloucester. It is one of the earliest wide canals, which also supplies water to Bristol and on its banks rest the slumbering wrecks of over 80 venerable ships and trading craft.
A few miles away is the world famous Wildlife and Wetland Trust at Slimbridge, which was set up by Peter Scott in 1946, covers 900 hectares of pasture, reed bed, lagoon and salt marsh and plays home to an extraordinary range of bird and animal species
Getting here is easy since it is only ten minutes away from Junctions 13 or 14 on the M5 or ten minutes by taxi from Cam and Dursley railway station, which connects with London, Bristol, Gloucester, the Midlands and the North.
Why not pay us a visit, we’d be delighted to share our exciting history, heritage and landscape. You can be assured of a warm welcome.
You can find more information on all the above throughout our website.
Things to do in and around Berkeley Vale Gloucestershire
You will find historic castles and churches, works of famous engineers (Brunel, Whittle, Pedersen), medical doctors (Jenner), adventure parks, theatres, sports centres and a great deal more!
Where to stay in and around Berkeley Vale Gloucestershire
There is a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets, either in Berkeley itself or nearby, ranging from the humble bed and breakfast to a luxurious Grade II listed manor house hotel.