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The surrounding area


South Gloucestershire borders the city of Bristol, a diverse city that cleverly mixes the old with the new. A day in Bristol can be spent shopping in Cabot Circus, enjoying a visit to the Blue Reef Aquarium, lunch on the waterfront next to the SS Great Britain and an afternoon spent in the old town, not forgetting the bustling nightlife.


A trip to the West of England isn’t complete without visiting the World Heritage City of Bath. Explore the Jane Austen Centre, discover the Roman Baths and take a walk along Georgian streets that you may recognise from the silver screen. Bath has great shops and restaurants, as well as the Thermae Bath Spa – the perfect way to end a busy day.

The Cotswolds

If idyllic countryside and quaint English villages are more your thing, then the South Cotswolds and Vale of Severn are definitely worth a visit. The towns of Nailsworth and Tetbury offer a selection of unusual shops, restaurants, cafes and Gothic Architecture as well as cycle ways and rural footpaths.


Somerset, a short drive down the M5, has a great variety of attractions to appeal to visitors including Wells – the smallest city in England, Cheddar Gorge for climbing and caving, Glastonbury Tor, Minehead and Exmoor National Park.

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