The Cotswolds, nationally known to be one of the prettiest places in the UK, is riddled with footpaths and cycle paths free to explore. We are gifted with having it just up the hill (Wotton Hill) and you travel for miles on end whether its on foot or bike. Walking around Wotton-under-Edge and the Cotswold way allows you to go through some deciduous forests and gives you views across South Gloucestershire and even Wales and the River Severn.
From Wotton you can reach out to hundreds of varied tourist destinations from the local North Nibley Monument to Internationally known cities such as Bath or Bristol
Local Wotton shops (such as the Wotton farm shop, Fifi’s fancy furniture and Loving Home). These are some of the local shops in Wotton, which would be worth a pop in to see.
Around Wotton-under-Edge, there are several great farm shops. There is Wotton Farm shop, Leaf & Ground in Dursley which also encompasses a nice restaurant, garden shop and walks and the reknown Tortworth Estate Farm shop each selling some of the best local produce around. These Farm shops support local farmers and craft businesses. So if you are looking for locally sourced produce and to try some of the traditional delicacies, the local farm shops are the places to go.
Pubs & Restaurants
There is several local pubs from a 100m away from the doorstep to a 5 min drive down the road. In Wotton under Edge you have the Royal Oak (100m away); The Star Inn (a 5 min walk away) and The Falcon Steak House (just down the High street). All these pubs are very popular and all have high ratings online, they are all worth a look (especially the Falcon Steakhouse if you want some food as well). In Charfield there is several other well-known pubs such as: The Plough; The Railway Tavern and The Pear-Tree Micro Pub.
Wotton cinema, is very small, unique and fun to visit and is located only a 2 minute walk from the Bank.
If you prefer a high quality cinema with the latest releases, there is a Cineworld cinema 20mins away in Yate or Vue at Cribbs Causeway (30mins away).
If you are feeling brave, you could visit The Old Ram Inn, renowned as the most haunted building in England. The ancient Grade II listed property is only a ten minute walk from the Bank and is definitely worth a look. It hosts a number of events and openings throughout the year including ghost hunts.
Wotton pool, perfect for hot summer days. The Pool is located only a 5 minute walk from the bank.
For the more adventurous why not head to The Wave; a unique inland surfing centre. It is located approximately 17 miles away and is suitable for all abilities and ages. You usually need to book if you want a lesson but all the equipment you need is available to hire; it is a great day out!
The Cotswolds have a very large golfing community ranging from high skill level competitions to crazy golf at local fairs. There is 3 high rated golf clubs around Wotton under Edge, they all accept visitors and you can go and putt some holes for a set price (varies between each clubs). They all have good quality courses and one is even part of the England Championship series
Cotswold Edge Golf Club
Chipping Sodbury Golf Club
Stinchcombe Hill Golf Club
Bristol has one of the largest heritages across the country, renown for its engineering world-wide; Brunel. It also has several great tourist attractions and is definitely worth the visit to both see reminisce its amazing History or to go visit the many attractions which are around today.
Bath is one of the prettiest places in the UK as it has some lovely Georgian Architecture, made out of the local Bath stone (which has a nice gold tint to it).
Bath has some great places to visit, including the Roman Baths, which is one of the most spectacular ancient spas in the country. Bath Abbey is also worth a visit or if you prefer just a stroll around the historic city and take in the beauty of the buildings such as the Royal Crescent and walk along the Avon River and over Putney bridge. The city also boasts a wealth of gift shops, tea rooms and restaurants.
A surprisingly local town with amazing heritage, the town has been around since the 12th century and has some really historic buildings: from all types of era’s. Chipping Sodbury is quite small and still has a market town presence today, however its now become connected to the larger more commercial town of Yate (you can take a five minute walk from Chipping Sodbury to Yate). Therefore you can really spend a day at Chipping Sodbury. There is plenty of shops, Cafes and Parks to explore and if you get bored, you can always take a stroll to Yate where there is a shopping centre and cinema. Chipping Sodbury is a very traditional British Market Town and is definitely worth a visit.
A stunning Cotswold town, which has been featured in amazing movies such as warhorse and many others, is local to Wotton only 30 mins away. Its a very pretty town and is home to a racetrack! So if you are into your motor sports its definitely worth visiting on a track-day and if you want a go yourself you can book a driving experience to have a race round the track. There is also a chance to drive around the track in go-karts if that is more your thing. There can also be days where there is car shows at the track too
The National Arboretum, in the nearby town of Westonbirt, you can visit the national arboretum where you can see nourished gardens of many different specimens. The Arboretum is like a massive garden consisting of all types of plants and flowers. Its a very large tourist attraction and is 100% worth the visit if you can make it.
Berkeley is located approximately 7.5 miles away and is an idyllic market town where you can visit the renowned Berkeley Castle where King Edward II was held prisoner and it is believed murdered. The Castle is open to the public between April and October with many events held throughout the this time. The gardens are glorious and there are a choice of cafes both at the castle and within the town.
Dyrham Park, which is also worth a visit and a great place to get outside and take in the breaktaking views. Dyrham Park is an ancient 17th century stately home with formal gardens and is located in 270 acre of rolling parkland.