Top things to do one hour from Bristol

  1. Gloucestershire Cathedral

Why not visit one of the oldest stars of the Harry Potter movies and take a trip to Gloucester Cathedral?The beautiful cloister, complete with awe-inspiring fan-vaulted ceilings, have led to the Gryffindor Common Room, been stormed through by a troll, and graced by the fat lady. The cathedral is free to enter, though there is a charge for Harry Potter tours.


  1. Puzzlewood, Forest of Dean

Puzzlewood in the Forest of Dean has almost magical qualities with its twisting trees and bewitching woodland, and was once mined by the Romans. Explore its winding pathways and soak up a bit of woodland magic.


  1. The Mendip Hills

The countryside in the south west of England is absolutely beautiful, and the Mendip Hills are no exception. The gently rolling hills are great for walking, and are ideal for stargazing.


  1. Weston-super-Mare

Under half an hour’s drive away, Weston-super-Mare offers all the traditional British seaside fun you could want, with donkey rides, ice cream and sandy beaches. It’s also a great place to sample a British tradition, fish and chips.


  1. Tintern Abbey and Wye Valley

Cross the epic Severn Bridge and within half an hour of Bristol you’re in the Wye Valley, a lush green valley surrounding the river Wye. Head to the ruins of Tintern Abbey to take in a truly majestic site, and one that was immortalised by English romantic poet Wordsworth in his poem of the same name.


  1. Glastonbury Tor

Best known as the setting for one of Britain’s most famous music festivals, Glastonbury is also a beautiful town with a long history dating back to medieval times. Climb to the top of the great hill known as Glastonbury Tor, said to be a place of magical significance, and take in the gorgeous views of the county of Somerset from the top.

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