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Population: 6000
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Days Inn Bristol North (Michaelwood)
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The old market town of Dursley (7miles southwest of Stroud) lies at the foot of the Cotswold escarpment in the Cam-Ewelme valley. The beech covered hills rise to 718 feet (219m) to Stinchcome Hill where spectacular views over the Vale of Berkeley and the River Seven are to be enjoyed. Granted Borough status in 1471 the town developed as a wool manufacturing centre (with 7 mills in the town by the 19th century) but it`s central location made it the market centre for the whole of the Vale of Berkeley. Dursley`s most distinctive building is the Market House, built by the Estcourt family - whose Coat of Arms are to be found on the south side - the upper floors are stand on pillars, the east face has a statue if Queen Anne looking out over the old market square. Now the Town Hall it once served as a cheese and butter market.The church of St.James is medieval in origin but has been restored and repaired over the centuries, a large part is built using Tufa stone that is quarried locally. The tower was rebuilt in 1709 following the collapse of the spire on top of some unfortunate bell-ringers. other buildings of interest in Dursley are; The Priory; the Chantry once home of the local Chantry priests; the old Weavers House re-named Jacob`s House and now part of the Heritage Centre, and the National School of 1833 now used as St.Jame`s Parish Centre. Dursley was the home of the Dursley Pedersen Safety Bicycle invented by Mikael Pedersen and manufactured in the late 19th & early 20th centuries; and of course to the world famous Lister Stationary Engines made in the town for over 140 years. Demolition in the 1950/60`s lead to a loss of some of some fine buildings but, as with the new library and Heritage Centre, Dursley still has much to enjoy.


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Prince of Wales (1.90 miles)

Prince of Wales

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This 3 Star AA hotel has 40 quality modern bedrooms some with views over the hotel's landscaped gardens. Situated close to the towns of Berkeley, Dursley, Thornbury, Gloucester, Stroud and ... More | visit website

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The George Inn (2.72 miles)

The George Inn
The George Inn lies alongside the River Cam in Cambridge Gloucestershire.

Offering a selection of good Home-Cooked Food, Local Ales, and an excellent Wine List, why not enjoy a meal, drink and take a chance to ... More | visit website
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Days Inn Bristol North (Michaelwood) (2.99 miles)

Days Inn Bristol North (Michaelwood)

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Situated on the M5, our hotel offer easy access to visit the Gloucestershire countryside and the Cotswolds. The hotel offers City Centre hotel facilities at half the price. free parking, AA ... More

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Owlpen Manor (3.32 miles)

Owlpen Manor
Due to conservation and building works Owlpen Manor will regrettably be closed to the public for the forseeable future.
The Cyder House restaurant is available for bookings of 15 or more guests for breakfast, lunch or ... More | visit website
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The Swan Hotel (3.88 miles)

The Swan Hotel

This 17th Century coaching inn has a wealth of charm and character, enhanced by original features including beamed ceilings, stone floors and exposed walls plus three open fires and traditional furniture. The public bar has ... More | visit website

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Malt House (4.03 miles)

Malt House
The Malt House at Berkeley is one of those family hotels and restaurants that you can spend a millennium looking for. The Inn can boast nothing if it can't boast comfort. Tastefully furnished in mellow ... More | visit website
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The Matara Centre (4.62 miles)

The Matara Centre
Built upon well-being principles and set in stunning gardens - offering peace, inspiration and a touch of luxury to relax and enjoy. “The bedroom is where we slip into the shadows of sleep, our “I” dissolving ... More | visit website
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Hunters Hall (4.67 miles)

Hunters Hall

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Hunters Hall is a 16th-century coaching inn in the old village of Kingscote in the Cotswolds. Its beamed ceilings and open fires create a cosy, inviting atmosphere. There are 3 comfortable bars ... More

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Stonehouse Court Hotel (4.68 miles)

Stonehouse Court Hotel

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Stonehouse Court is an outstanding Grade II listed manor house built in 1601 and set in 6 acres of secluded gardens in Stonehouse, near Stroud.

As well as offering 36 individually decorated ... More

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Travelodge Stonehouse (4.74 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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