Days out in the local area

De Vere Tortworth Court offers an abundance of fascinating places to visit and things to do. Within the boundaries of the 30 acre Estate itself you’ll find inviting paths, nooks and walkways to explore; the centrepiece being the original Victorian arboretum, housing over 300 plant and tree specimens. Download the map and see for yourself.

Venture a little further afield and you’ll be spoilt for choice with all that the southern Cotswolds and Gloucestershire has to offer. From the bustling cities of Bath and Bristol to sleepy, time-trapped Cotswold villages to historic castles, abbeys and manor houses; it’s got it all. Here are a few destinations we think you’ll like, all of which are a short journey from De Vere Tortworth Court.

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Lacock Abbey

A truly stunning location – used for some epic movie and TV shoots over the years. Also once home to the man who invented photography: William Henry Fox Talbot.

37.6 miles / 43 minutes' drive from De Vere Tortworth Court

Bristol’s Floating Harbour & M-Shed

A lively, cultural destination with museums and galleries galore – many of which reflect Bristol’s maritime past. Excellent eateries a-plenty.

17.8 miles / 36 minutes' drive from De Vere Tortworth Court

Cotswold Way

Perfect for a summer afternoon, this 4 mile circular walk starts in Dursley market place and offers some breath-taking 360° view over the Gloucestershire countryside.

9.5 miles / 18 minutes' drive from De Vere Tortworth Court

Castle Combe

You may forget which century you’re in as you mooch around this exemplary Cotswold village. Thatched cottages, streams, pubs and tearooms – it’s got the lot.

17.8 miles / 32 minutes' drive from De Vere Tortworth Court

Newark Park

A Grade I Listed Tudor country manor situated in stunning, landscaped gardens with views across the Severn Estuary. Take lunch on the lawn when the weather’s fair.

5.3 miles / 11 minutes' drive from De Vere Tortworth Court

Warleigh Weir

Picnics, paddling, swimming, splashing – or just sit and soak up the sunshine and fresh air. An idyllic river location enjoyed by generations of happy families.

17 miles / 15 minutes' drive from De Vere Tortworth Court

Blaise Castle Estate

A full day’s-worth of wonderful things await visitors to Blaise Castle Estate. There’s the castle itself, a museum, woodland walks and a rather lovely café.

14.3 miles / 23 minutes' drive from De Vere Tortworth Court

Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden

A must for anyone who loves science and history, this museum takes you on a journey through the life and work of vaccination pioneer, Edward Jenner.

5.5 miles / 13 minutes' drive from De Vere Tortworth Court

Hidcote Manor Garden

A wonderful family day out, this dream-like garden has mazes, secrets and surprises to find and explore. An absolute joy on a warm summer’s day.

51.5 miles / 1 hour 6 minutes' drive from De Vere Tortworth Court

Puzzlewood

Recently used as a filming location for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Puzzlewood is a 14 acre ancient woodland paradise, with delightfully atmospheric paths and walks to explore.

30.2 miles / 44 minutes' drive from De Vere Tortworth Court

Clifton Suspension Bridge

One of the world’s most recognisable bridges and Brunel’s masterpiece, this iconic structure spans an astonishingly wide, deep gorge. A must-see icon of British design and engineering.

21.5 miles / 26 minutes' drive from De Vere Tortworth Court

The Severn Way

A series of walks along the lower reaches of the Severn. Some are for experienced trekkers only; others can be broken into manageable sections for family strolls.

37.6 miles / 43 minutes' drive from De Vere Tortworth Court

Old Down Estate

As family-friendly days go, a visit to Old Down Estate is hard to beat. From animal adventure parks to family-friendly festivals. Excellent dining opportunities, too.

8.3 miles / 17 minutes' drive from De Vere Tortworth Court

Tortworth Estate Farm Shop

An award-winning shop and café, selling a wide range of delicious produce sourced from the local area. A great place to visit to stock up before heading home.

Less than one mile / 4 minutes' drive from De Vere Tortworth Court

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