13 Apr

Dursley in Gloucestershire

Dursley in Gloucestershire

Surrounded by beautiful woodland and situated on the River Ewelme (which becomes the River Cam downstream), Dursley in Gloucestershire is a market town with plenty of character and lovely scenery.

Since Dursley is located on the Cotswold Way, the town offers plenty of options for getting out and enjoying the great outdoors. Take a walk along the escarpment to enjoy beautiful views of the countryside or head to Stinchcombe Hill. It provides a scenic backdrop to much of the town and is also home to an 18-hole golf course.

Like many towns in the area, Dursley was a large-scale manufacturing centre during the 19th and 20th centuries. Lister, a company that made stationary engines, was located here and the company's successor, Lister-Petter was based here until 2014.

The Towers, a large gothic-style house, which was once part of the Lister Petter estate still overlooks the town. Although it has been converted into flats and a residential care home.

A number of markets are held at the Market Place in the centre of town. The farmers' market is held on the second Saturday of each month and there's also a monthly craft market.

Visitors, as well as those looking to buy property in Dursley can enjoy a variety of other local events and attractions as well. Kingshill House and the Prema Arts Centre hold regular exhibitions and workshops and there's the Twinberrow Woods Sculpture trail, which brings beautiful art into a woodland space.

There's also the Old Spot Inn. It has been named one of Britain's top 500 pubs and has received a national award from the Campaign for Real Ale. The pub is a wonderful example of an English pub - its welcoming appearance and cosy atmosphere inside will take you back in time, to a simpler time.

Getting to Dursley is easy - the town is just a short drive from the M5, meaning it's less than an hour from Bristol or Gloucester. The closest train station is at Cam and Dursley, less than ten minutes away.

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