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Minsterworth

Towns and Villages in or near Gloucester


Description

Minsterworth lies on the border of Gloucester, on the north bank of the River Severn (effectively on the western side of the river) and on the A48 road between Gloucester and Chepstow.

Minsterworth is one of the best places to view the Severn Bore, where people can be seen surfing and water skiing from the local water ski club.

The village has a long history, at one stage being owned by the rebellious baron Simon de Montfort. Its economy used to be heavily involved with salmon-fishing in the Severn, as illustrated by a carving in the local church of three salmon caught in a fishing net. Fishing for elvers remains an important activity. The local church, St Peter's, lies right next to the river, with three ancient yews in the churchyard.


Features

  • Towns and Villages

Location




O/S Ref: SO7717

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Minsterworth is situated on the A48 Gloucester to Chepstow road, approximately 5 miles from Gloucester.

  • Gloucester
  • Westbury-on-Severn

Events


Severn Bore

22nd January 2019 - 24th January 2019
The Severn Bore is one of Britain's few truly spectacular natural phenomena.

Held at Minsterworth in or near Gloucester


Severn Bore

20th February 2019 - 23rd February 2019
The Severn Bore is one of Britain's few truly spectacular natural phenomena.

Held at Minsterworth in or near Gloucester


Severn Bore

21st March 2019 - 24th March 2019
The Severn Bore is one of Britain's few truly spectacular natural phenomena.

Held at Minsterworth in or near Gloucester


Severn Bore

19th April 2019 - 21st April 2019
The Severn Bore is one of Britain's few truly spectacular natural phenomena.

Held at Minsterworth in or near Gloucester