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The winding drive up the steeply rising hill to the ancient village of Birdlip provides magnificent views all around. Once you reach the vantage point of the summit, the traveller is rewarded with commanding and spectacular views that extend across the planes of Gloucestershire to the wild hills of Wales.
Birdlip Hill is a beautiful wooded area, it curves round ancient turf clad rocky ground to Buckholt Wood and Cooper's Hill. The footpaths through the woods allow a glimpse of rare wild flowers and plants, cool forest glades, and the air is filled with the sound of birdsong from the colonies of birds that inhabit this magical place.
The village lies above the woods and from here the Roman Ermin Way runs its straight course to Cirencester. Just north of the village is the Iron Age burial mound at Barrow Wake. It is a delightful village with some fine properties, some built of mellow Cotswold stone and others of the timber framed black and white variety. This is a spacious area, which is seemingly eyrie and mysterious when the mist is swirling all round. At other times, the air is crystal clear and the summer sun trickles through the woods covering the turf with it's golden rays and it is then that you know that your trip to this famous landmark has been truly worthwhile.
Birdlip is on the Cotswold Way and within easy distance is Prinknash Abbey and the Rococo gardens at nearby Painswick and you are not far from 'Cider with Rosie' country - the Slad Valley near Stroud.
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Royal George Hotel
Birdlip, Gloucestershire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
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Premier Inn Gloucester (Little Witcombe)
Little Witcombe, Gloucestershire, England (1.6 miles, 2.6 km, direction NW)
This Premier Inn in the Cotswolds is within easy reach of the M5, and its local attractions include the National Space Centre and Mallory Race Tracks. A Roman villa is within walking distance....
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The Cheltenham Chase Hotel - QHotels
Brockworth, Gloucestershire, England (1.9 miles, 3.1 km, direction NW)
Situated at the foot of the Cotswold Hills, The Chase Hotel offers modern rooms and free parking. Just a 20-minute drive from Cheltenham Racecourse, it features a leisure club and spa....
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The Greenway Hotel & Spa
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (2.1 miles, 3.5 km, direction N)
This sophisticated Elizabethan manor and spa boasts traditional countryside elegance and modern luxury. Set amongst the beautiful Cotswold hills, it is just a 5-minute drive from the centre of Chelten...
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Cowley Manor Hotel
Cowley, Gloucestershire, England (2.3 miles, 3.8 km, direction E)
This contemporary-chic country house hotel is situated in the Cotswolds, surrounded by 55 acres of parkland, woods and meadows. Its gardens have natural springs, lakes, and Victorian cascades....
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|Gloucester Station||(5.9 miles, 9.5 km, direction NW)|
|Bristol International Airport||(40.4 miles, 65.0 km, direction SW)|
|Birmingham International Airport||(46.0 miles, 74.0 km, direction N)|
|Birdlip to London||(88.0 miles, 141.6 km, direction E)|