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Situated in the stunning Gloucestershire countryside

Frampton on Severn is only a stone throws away from the marina. The historical village boasts the country's longest village green, at about 22 acres in size. The area east of The Green designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and there is an abundance of Flora and Fauna. The village is a hidden gem in the countryside, with the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal running alongside the village and many local activities right on the doorstep. Just beyond the canal, runs the River Severn. Both the canal and the river boast fantastic walks and views as well as interesting places to visit such as Purton Ship Graveyard.

Saul Junction Marina is located in the Cotswolds, which is officially recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty by the Landscapes for Life charity. Nearby to the towns of Gloucester and Cheltenham there is plenty of shopping, attractions and things to see and do. With the M5 only a short distance away, you may want to pop down to the vibrate city of Bristol to see a show, go for a night out and visit the beautiful harbour side. If you don't fancy visiting the local cities there are some wonderful local towns such as Stroud and Stonehouse or visit the castle at Berkeley.

For wildlife lovers, there is the Slimbridge Wetland Centre which is only 10 minutes’ drive down the road or navigate your boat down to Slimbridge and walk to the centre. WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre is often referred to as the birthplace of modern conservation. Their founder, Sir Peter Scott, is widely remembered as one of the fathers of modern conservation. You may want to feed the birds, catch a glimpse of a baby flamingo or see the otters’ playful swimming.

We are close to the Welsh Border meaning you can enjoy the beautiful south Welsh coast line and we are just under 2 hours to the Brecon Beacons National Park. You will never be stuck for things to do whether you want to get out and explore the local area or relax in the marina on your boat.

 
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Cruising Routes

When you moor at Saul Junction Marina not only are you choosing the moor in the Cotswolds but you are surrounding yourself with picturesque quiet countryside and an abundance of things to see, do and explore

This includes the fantastic choice of cruising routes that are available to you from the Gloucester Canal. Plus, there are no locks!

Cruising north-west on the canal, bearing right as you leave the marina will take you into the stunning city of Gloucester. Known for its 11th century Gloucester Cathedral which is an admirable example of Romanesque and Gothic architecture of the era. There are plenty of attractions in the city including theatre, museums, food and drink, parks and walks by the River Severn.

The marina basin at Gloucester allows you lock onto the River Severn. From here you can cruise to Tewksbury, River Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, Worcester and Stourport giving you access to the wider inland canal network.

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Shopping & Necessities

Looking forward to a bit of shopping during your down time?

The local village of Frampton-on-Severn, just 5 minutes’ walk from the marina, can cater for your everyday needs. The village houses two pubs that serve food, a post office/local shop and doctors surgery.

If a full day shopping spree is more to your taste then the city of Gloucester is less than 20 minutes’ drive or a few hours sailing from the marina. Here you can find all your usual high-street favourites alongside a few independent suppliers if you’re after something a bit more niche.

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Local Attractions

We all share a love for the Great British waterways and the nearby Cotswold Canals Trust Visitor Centre is a fantastic way to learn more and even get involved with the restoration and maintenance of the Cotswold canal network. They are located just adjacent from our marina.

If you’re a fan of walking and taking in beautiful countryside landscapes, then taking some time to explore the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty should be on your to do list. The area is made up of superb green rolling hills, picturesque cobbled villages and country walks to satisfy even the most enthusiastic outdoor lovers.

The Gloucester Canal is an attraction in itself. Purposely built to ferry goods from Bristol via the Severn estuary. The canal was started in 1817, finished in 1827 and was once the broadest and deepest canal in the world. The entire canal was hand-dug by the Irish Navy and it measures in at 16 miles long, 16 metres deep and has a total of 16 swing bridges, all of which are manned. Mooring is available along its entire length with several places to stop for food and drink.

For nature lovers there is WWT Slimbridge nearby, a wetland a bird reserve. Whether you’re a bird watcher interested in spotting some southern English species or looking for an outdoors day out with the family, you’ll be guaranteed a superb day out.

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