On the doorstep...
If you are looking for peaceful walks amidst unspoilt beauty, you'll find them minutes from the Priory Cottages via a network of well maintained public footpaths. You can walk outward through our gardens to watch the famous Severn Bore and join the Severn Way - (the longest river walk in England), which follows the river from its source to the Bristol Channel. When you grow weary, you'll find rest and refreshment in the many pubs that dot the routes.
Or, from the Priory Cottages, you can walk inland along footpaths across the fields to the village of Awre, with its ancient church and working farms where you will a find farm butcher selling local meat and a professional cider maker.

Within a short drive...
The Priory Cottages are on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean, one of England's few remaining ancient forests. Investigate what inspired Dennis Potter, Laurie Lee and JK Rowling or visit the Dean Heritage Museum. In the Forest, Activities are plentiful. Gentle walks to extreme mountain biking tracks are easily found. Hire bikes, canoes, horses, or go on foot to explore the stunning landscapes of the forest.  Or you can test your fear and swing from the tree tops at GoApe. For more restful experiences, ten minutes drive away is Westbury Court Gardens - a stunning grade 2 English Heritage Garden.

Within half an hour...
Within half an hour's drive you can visit the Wye Valley and the border castles of Wales. The historic city of Gloucester, home of Dr Foster is just 17 miles away. Here you can visit Gloucester Cathedral, the recently restored historic docks, and the Beatrix Potter Museum.
A little further a field, but still within one hour, you can drive over to Slimbridge to watch migrating birds and visit the Cotswolds. Cross the border into Wales, and you will find yourself in the bustling, medieval historic market town of Monmouth. Great walks along through the lush meadows of the Wye valley can easily fill a day, or head north to the contrasting rugged hills of the Brecon Beacons.

For lots of local information, visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Association web site 


Awre, Newnham, Gloucestershire, GL14 1EQ    I     01594 516260    I     Email: enquiries@thepriorycottages.co.uk

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