Dean Forest Railway and Berkeley Castle


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  • Discover the Forest of Dean and ride on the Dean Forest Railway
  • Visit Berkeley Castle
  • Call at the Regency city of Cheltenham
  • Explore the pretty Cotswolds
  • Entertainment on some evenings

Set in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside, the Bay Prince of Wales Hotel enjoys rural surroundings and provides us with the perfect base from which to explore the pretty Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean and splendid Berkeley Castle.

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Prince of Wales Hotel


  • Enjoy evening entertainment in the bar, or sit out on the patio amidst landscaped gardens
  • Venture into the Cotswolds where you can enjoy great walks through fabulous countryside
  • Travel to the historic and scenic cities of Bristol and Bath

Located less than a mile from the Cotswolds area of outstanding natural beauty and within easy reach of Bristol, Bath, Gloucester and Worchester, the Prince of Wales Hotel is an ideal base from which to explore this area of the South West.

The hotel is close to the edge of the Cotswolds and typical small chocolate-box villages such as Stinchcombe and Nibley are within easy reach. From there you can pick up one of the many walking trails in the area that take in some of the local hills and views over the beautiful countryside.

The Prince of Wales Hotel is surrounded by charming towns and cities with the maritime history of Bristol, the Georgian splendor of Bath and the rural atmosphere of Cheltenham and Gloucester all within an hour’s drive.

The hotel has a modern restaurant serving delicious food from a varied menu for breakfast and evening meals. Afterwards enjoy great local ales from the bar's extensive drinks drinks menu and there’s plenty of space out on the patio to sit and enjoy some time in the evening sun.

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: Cheltenham And Cotswolds

Excursion to the popular spa town of Cheltenham, where the heritage of bygone times can be seen in the splendid Regency architecture. From there we venture into the Cotswolds, designated and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and call at the pretty town of Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the ‘Little Venice’ of the Cotswolds.


Full Day: Dean Forest Railway via Forest of Dean and Monmouth

Full Day excursion into the Forest of Dean where we join the delightful Dean Forest Railway and enjoy a relaxing journey through the beautiful woodland and countryside. We also enjoy a drive through the Forest of Dean and Monmouth.


Half Day: Berkeley Castle

We take a trip to Berkeley Castle today. The ancient fortress home has been home to the same family for more than 800 years. It is known as one of the most remarkable buildings in the country due to the history that has occurred within its walls which includes the imprisonment and murder of Edward II, the English Civil War and the signing of the Magna Carta. Explore the castle’s history and discover the beautiful gardens here and the various art exhibitions that are often put on here.