The Old Ferry View

Visiting, Eating, Drinking

Chepstow Castle

Well-preserved castle ruins, which are set on a cliff high above the River Wye, with spectacular views of the surrounding area.

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Chepstow Castle

Tintern Abbey

The Cistercian abbey of Tintern is one of the greatest monastic ruins of Wales. It was only the second Cistercian foundation in Britain, and the first in Wales.

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Tintern Abbey

Offa’s Dyke

Offa’s Dyke is a large linear earthwork that roughly follows the border between England and Wales. The structure is named after Offa, the Anglo-Saxon king of Mercia from AD 757 until 796, who is believed to have ordered its construction.

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Offas Dyke Path

Bristol

Bristol is an excellent base for exploring the West Country, with a huge choice of bars, restaurants and shops. It’s one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the South of England, hosting a wide variety of visual arts, theatre.

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Bath

Just twelve miles from Bristol, Bath is compact and leisurely. The city’s elegant crescents and Georgian buildings are studded with plaques naming Bath’s eminent inhabitants. The Roman baths are a must!

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Thornbury

Mentioned in the Domesday Book, Thornbury is a small market town in South Gloucester boasts a fully renovated Tudor castle.

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Church of St Mary the Virgin Thornbury

The Wave

A 200m surfing lake in Easter Compton, 10 minutes from The Old Ferry View. The Wave delivers an unrivalled inland surf experience suitable for all.

The Wave is a fun day out where you can book surfing sessions and lessons.

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the wave

Bristol Zoo Project

Formally the ‘Wild Place Project’ describes it as ‘a fun family attraction’ and an ‘outdoor adventure’. While this is true, existing beyond the commercial strapline is a fascinating and interesting zoological visit!

With the closure of Bristol Zoo in September 2022, the ‘Wild Place Project’ changed its name and now, as part of a planned expansion, will become an increasingly varied and important wildlife park / conservation zoo.

Bear Wood, is well worth a visit on its own, were you can Journey through an eight-acre forest teeming with brown bears, wolves, lynxes, and wolverines – predators once native to British soil. Wind through a captivating treetop walkway, a “time machine” transporting you to their forgotten era.

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Panevino Italian Restaurant

Lovely restaurant featuring made-to-order Italian meals, plus a terrace overlooking the river.

Panevino Italian Restaurant