A small village on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the
Severn valley with magnificent views from the Scotsquar common.
Orchids and other wildflowers abound. The Edgemoor pub does good
food and has wonderful views over the Painswick valley.
A pretty village made famous by "Cider with Rosie" written by
" The Woolpack " The pub he used to frequent is still there
and does good food.
A small village with a nice pub called the Butchers Arms that
does good food.
Lovely views from the topograph at the top of the Beacon with
its Iron age fort, 18 hole golf course and Golf club.
On a clear day you can see the Severn Bridge and the Welsh
mountains and all the Severn valley below you.The site of an early
Iron age fort. Larks above if you are lucky.
Close by (3 miles) is the town of Stroud. It has lots of
interesting shops and restaurants. Home to the award winning
Stroud farmers market held every Saturday 9 a.m. until 2p.m.
It has a plethora of nice old buildings that house interesting
shops and cafes. Also some good pubs and restaurants with good
food.There are many artists that live in Stroud and the surrounding
hills and valleys. A contempory arts festival with a full and
exciting programme is held yearly in June. The Site Festival
presents the work of over 460 artists in 78 sites across the Stroud
Valleys (including Painswick).
Regency Cheltenham with its wonderful shops along the Promenade
and famous racecourse, home to "The Gold Cup" race held in March
each year is about 9/10 miles along A46.
The Pump Rooms, where high society came to take the waters are
open for visitors.Cheltenham is famous for it's Literary Festival
when famous authors come and speak in the Town hall and other
The Everyman Theatre has a very good and varied programme.
Gloucester about 5/6 miles away, has a beautiful Cathedral
well worth a wander round. It was where some of Harry Potter was
filmed. Gloucester has a long history going back to the Romans and
There are the Waterways Museum and Gloucestershire Regiments
Museums at the Victorian Docks. The Beatrix Potter attraction shop
"The house of the Tailor of Gloucester" is in College Court near
An old market town dating back to the Romans with its own small
amphitheatre. Nice shops and pubs and restaurants. Lovely to potter