Sodbury House Hotel

Surrounding Area

Our location, five minutes from the M4, roughly equal between Bath and Bristol and on the doorstep of the Cotswolds, is a big advantage.

Weekenders can drive down easily (100 minutes from London) for a weekend of high quality shopping, a theatre perhaps - plus superb sightseeing and country walks.

Only a drive away is a myriad of ancient villages and towns that exemplify this historic region of stone and thatch.

Gloucestershire is rich in prehistoric remains and their importance is shown in the surviving ancient burial places from the iron age. The Roman occupation has also left many traces - Cirencester (or Corinium) for instance is only 45 minutes from the hotel and the Roman spa of Bath, even nearer.

Echoes of the Normans are quite common - at Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Bishop's Cleave, for example. As for the Civil War (1642 - 1650) local connections abound (Prince Rupert's storming of Cirencester, his victory at Bristol, the relief of Gloucester, for example).

This is real horse country, too. The home of the Beaufort Hunt (just up the road), north of the racecourse at Bath and a little over half an hour from the polo meetings, regularly patronised by the princes Charles, William and Harry and other royalty. The world renowned horse trials at Badminton in May are just a matter of miles.

Motor racing is held regularly at Castle Combe (20 minutes from the hotel), said to be the prettiest village in England.

At the hotel, badminton and boules are played regularly - and for those keeping fit the half mile circuit round the perimeter of the lawns is equally popular.

Any information about activities and attractions nearby and further afield (Windsor Castle and Stonehenge, for instance), is available on request.

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Sodbury House Hotel

Proprietor: Guy Gardner

Sodbury House Hotel
Old Sodbury
South Gloucestershire
BS37 6LU

Telephone: (01454) 312847
Fax: (01454) 273105