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Gloucestershire Historic and Architectural Properties and Gardens

(Castles, Abbeys, Churches, Houses, Estates and Gardens) (English Heritage / National Trust / other)

Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Gloucestershire Attractions and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.


Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre - home to the country's largest private collection of trees and shrubs - Moreton-in-Marsh - Disabled parking / facilities gardens may be difficult for manual wheelchairs see website


Berkeley Castle - a fairy tale Castle and one of the most remarkable buildings in the country - No access for wheelchairs or pushchairs


Bibury - Seventeenth-century weavers' cottages and water meadow set in the Cotswold village of Bibury - National Trust - Cirencester - Level tarmac route allows you to walk in front of Arlington Row and around The Rack Isle see website


Dyrham Park - Spectacular late 17th-century mansion, garden and deer park - National Trust - Bath - Disabled parking / facilities but restricted wheelchair access see website


Gloucester Cathedral - Although all periods of medieval church architecture are represented at Gloucester Cathedral, its two main building phases – Romanesque and Perpendicular, are of outstanding interest and importance - Gloucester - Disabled & pushchair friendly disabled facilities


Gloucester Waterways Museum - Gloucester - Wheelchair access to all galleries and displays. Some of the pathways outside are cobbled and uneven, there is no wheelchair access to floating exhibits
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Hailes Abbey - 13th-century Cistercian abbey - National Trust - Winchcombe - we have no disabled access info for this site


Hidcote - Celebrated 20th-century garden in the beautiful north Cotswolds - National Trust - Chipping Campden - Disabled parking / facilities & baby changing but restricted wheelchair access see website


Horton Court - A manor house built from the remains of a Norman hall - National Trust - Chipping Sodbury - Accessible route across grounds


Kelmscott Manor - a grade 1 listed farmhouse adjacent to the River Thames, was built around 1600, with an additional wing added to the north east corner in about 1665 - The Society of Antiquaries of London - Wheelchair access to the gardens, shop, restaurant and ground floor of the


Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate - A 17th-century grandstand and Cotswold country estate - National Trust - Cheltenham - Disabled parking / facilities but restricted wheelchair access see website


National Arboretum - Westonbirt - An internationally renowned tree collection, heritage landscape and fantastic location for playing, walking, relaxing and learning about nature - Wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available from the Welcome Building. "All hard paths are accessible for wheelchairs and scooters and buggies. Trails off the paths are accessible depending on weather conditions but can be unsuitable in wet conditions due to mud", baby changing facilities, accessible toilets including a "Changing Places" accessible toilet changing-places-icon


Nature in Art - The UK’s only art gallery and museum dedicated to art inspired by nature, georgian mansion, courses & events - Disabled friendley / facilities please see website



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