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Village on the west bank of the River Severn and one of the best places to see the Severn Bore.

Towns and Villages in or near Gloucester


Minsterworth lies on western side of the River Seven 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. F. W. Harvey, war poet and broadcaster, dubbed the "Laureate of Gloucestershire", is buried in the village churchyard.


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

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