Local Cotswolds Attractions
Close to the river Severn and in the heart of the southern Cotswolds there is plenty to entertain all ages, both indoors and out, at Box Village Bed and Breakfast.
Events in August are :
Giffords Circus 7 - 18 August on Minchinampton Common
Local attractions include:
- Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and fantastic opportunities for bird watching.
- Westonbirt Arboretum - a stunningly glorious place in spring and autumn to see the immensely diverse tree collection and walk along the famous trails.
- Beautiful walks including easy access to The Cotswold Way.
- St Augustine's, once a mediaeval farm, now a delightful educational centre and award winning visitor attraction, offers fifty organic acres to explore.
- Stroud Brewery, our own homegrown local enterprise, where you can taste and buy real beer, made on site.
- The newly converted CONVENT CLUB with its 'Jools Holland style' concert lounge.
- We have interesting, historic towns and villages with diverse specialist and antiques shops, as well as cross country and road cycling routes, all graded (we offer safe storage for bikes).
- Chavenage House offers interesting and entertaining tours, and you are encouraged to visit the beautiful and exotic tree collection at Westonbirt Arboretum.
- Also very close by is the 19th century gothic Woodchester Mansion, reputedly haunted, where recent spotting of a wild cat made headlines!
- Horse riding is on offer at Burnt Ash Farm on the edge of the common.
- Overlooking Gatcombe Park and not far from Badminton, we are an ideal base for attending equestrian events such as the Gatcombe and Badminton Horse Trials
- Golfing is on the doorstep with Minchinhampton Old Course on the common and the local Minchinhampton Golf Club.
Lists of the wonderful local eateries are provided to all visitors, and include The Old Lodge, within walking distance. William's Fish Market and Foodhall, the award winning delicatessen, which offers an oyster bar in the French style cafe. Many of the pubs are within walking distance, and the walk to the Weighbridge Inn with its famous two-in-one pies will be worth it. We provide maps for local circular walks which will take in some sites of interest as well as our wonderful hostelries.
And a short drive to
- Stroud, the home of Laurie Lee, author of Cider with Rosie and now a vibrant arts and craft community.
- The old market town of Tetbury, near to Highgove home of Prince Charles, offers many antique and curiosity shops.
- The historic roman town of Cirencester.
- Gloucester with its famous cathedral, historic docks and enchanting Gloucester Waterways Museum.
- The elegant Cheltenham Spa, with excellent shopping theatres and restaurants, and of course, the Cheltenham Races Gold Cup, a fabulous annual event in March and St Patrick's Day
- The Geogian Spa city of Bath, a world heritage site with its theatres and new natural spa.
- The historic city of Bristol home of the SS Great Britain and the romantic tall ship Matthew, 'the world's most fascinating sailing ship'.