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Local Attractions

Lots to see and do

There is plenty to see and do within a 20 mile radius of Far Peak. We are constantly updating the website with our favorites and sharing them with you!

Bibury Village

This Gloucestershire beauty spot is a great place to visit whatever you're looking for.For a bit of history, take a stroll down the picturesque Arlington Row. These cottages were built in 1380 as a monastic wool store and converted into weavers' cottages in the 17th century.

If it's wildlife you're after then head opposite to The Rack Isle, so called because it used to be where wool was hung on racks to dry after it had been washed in Arlington Row. This water meadow now provides an important habitat for water-loving plants and birds; look out for water voles, marsh orchid, flag iris, and marsh marigold.

Birdland Park and Gardens

Established in 1957 in Bourton-on-the-Water, Birdland is set in nine acres of gardens and woodland, creating a picturesque canopy for the winding River Windrush.

Discover exotic and rare birds as you explore the Park and Gardens. Flamingos, pelicans, cranes, storks, cassowary and waterfowl live in our riverside habitat with parrots, owls, pheasants, hornbills, touracos and many more inhabiting over 50 aviaries. Temperate and Desert Houses are home to birds who enjoy hotter and drier conditions.

Calling all Dinosaur Hunters, Fossil Fanatics and Potential Palaeontologists! Birdland, Bourton-on-the-Water, has opened its new Jurassic Journey.

Taking visitors back to when dinosaurs roamed the Cotswolds, more than 65 million years ago, embark on a fascinating expedition discovering life-size dinosaurs.

Chedworth Roman Villa

Chedworth Roman Villa was home to some of the richest people in the country during its heyday in the 4th century.Visit the intriguing ruins of one of the largest Romano-British villas in the country.  Marvel at some of the amazing inventions brought to this country by the Romans - including mosaics, bathhouses, latrines and even underfloor heating.

Get up close to the mosaics, some of which were excavated just this year, on our state of the art walkways.Walk in the footsteps of the Victorian gamekeeper who unearthed the first clues to what lay beneath an ordinary field in the heart of the Cotswolds in our newly refurbished museum.

Reflect on your visit with a glorious walk through the surrounding woodland and don't forget to treat yourself to something delicious in the café.

Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate

Nestled in the Cotswold countryside, surrounded by Bridgeman parkland, Lodge Park is a tiny gem awaiting your discovery. Now a National Trust property, discover the history of this special grandstand, then explore the surrounding Deer Park.

 Lodge Park is England’s only surviving and probably most opulent 17th-century grandstand. Created in 1634 by John ‘Crump’ Dutton, Lodge Park indulged his passion for gambling, banqueting and entertaining.

The building has been modified many times over the years and questions still remain about who the remodels can be attributed to. Explore this fascinating building and soak up its rich history.

 There was already a park, when Crump inherited the estate in 1618, but he soon set about enclosing it.  A warrant signed by Oliver Cromwell in 1655 allowed him to take bucks and roes from Wychwood Forest to fill this new park.  If you're lucky you can still see deer still running wild in the countryside surrounding Lodge Park.

The Inn at Fossebridge

The Inn at Fossebridge is located in the pretty hamlet of Fossebridge, where the Fosse Way drops into the Cotswolds valley of the River Coln, an area of outstanding natural beauty. In the SUMMER enjoy alfresco living whilst dining in the beautiful 4 acres of gardens with a lake and section of the River Coln. During the winter months go for a brisk stroll around the lake and then retreat to the warmth of the log fires inside for a glass of Mulled Wine or Hot Chocolate. Delightful walks are to be discovered from the grounds up to Stowell Park, Yanworth and The National Trusts Chedworth Roman Villa.

The Sherborne Arms

The Sherborne Arms is a beautifully kept and well presented Traditional English inn. Our popular Inn has recently been tastefully restored and now boasts many original features. We are ideally located to take advantage of the many walks and lovely views of the stunning Cotswold countryside.

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