Horton Road, Horton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS37 6QHView on map
Why stay here ...
Horseshoe Farm CL is 2.5 miles across Sodbury Common (cows turned out 1 May - 30 Nov), to the lovely old market town of Chipping Sodbury with its many Pubs and coffee shops. It also has two good butchers and is where The Baker Brothers of TV fame have their Artisan Bakery.There are a number of individual shops, a Waitrose and Tourist information. Yate is a further 2 miles and has a Leisure Centre with swimming pool, gym, squash and badminton courts. There is also a large shopping centre.
Horton itself is situated under the Cotswold escarpment on the Cotswold Way. It has an Iron Age Fort behind the village school at the top of the escarpment from where you can view all the way across to Wales. Looking down you can see Lower Woods Nature Reserve a Site of Special Scientific Interest a site of ancient woodland, it’s first inhabitants being from the Iron Age. It is partly in Horton parish and can be accessed from The Lodge on Inglestone Common. Horton Court is next to St James the Elder Parish Church and belongs to the National Trust. It is to be re-opened in 2018 after extensive work is carried out from October 2016.It has been used for the filming of Wolf Hall, Poldark, and the soon to be shown The Living and the Dead.
There is a Bus Stop near the entrance to the CL and a Social Club opposite from which you can obtain temporary membership.
If you drive 6 miles towards Bath on the A46 (10 miles to Park and Ride at Landsdown), you come to Dyrham Park, National Trust property, well worth a visit to the House and Deer Park.
Travelling north towards Tetbury (9 miles) you pass the Westonbirt Arbouretum with its beautiful trees and new Tree Walk, and also Westonbirt School which has open gardens on Tuesdays,Wednesdays Thursdays 2-5pm April to October.
Malmesbury is also within easy reach (16 miles) with it’s beautiful Abbey and Abbey Gardens.
In a westerly direction towards the River Severn is Berkeley Castle with it’s interesting history, lovely gardens and Butterfly House. Berkeley is also home to the Jenner Museum where Edward Jenner discovered the Smallpox vaccine.
The Badminton Horse Trials (4 Miles) happens every May and attracts equine and shopping enthusiasts from all over the world.
Regency Bath is well worth a visit with it’s beautiful architecture Roman Baths and Pump Rooms, as is Cirencester, another Roman town with an exceptional Corinium Museum, amphitheatre and lovely Parish Church on the Market Square.
Take A46 to Junction 18 of the M4 then the M32 to the centre of Bristol with its many attractions including The Suspension Bridge and around the newly developed Harbourside the S.S. Great Britain, At Bristol Science Centre, Arnolfini Arts Centre and the historic ship The Matthew and on the Downs is Bristol Zoo.
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- BS37 6QH
- Lat 51.55855 / Lon -2.355949
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- Bus stop within 1 mile
- Buses go to: Bristol, Chipping Sodbury
- Daily public transport within 1 mile
- Nearest train station: Yate
- Train station within 5 miles
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Hoorah!!! at last, a CL where the grass was cut to a very tidy level!! A very well maintained CL with adequate toilets and showers. Very informal and friendly owner, Mrs Tily. Lovely views, and accessible easily to the Cotswold Way. One minor point, if approaching, with a 'van, from the Horton direction, ensure you swing well out when turning right to enter the (narrow) drive.