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in the county of Gloucestershire

The New Severn Bridge from Severn Beach, Gloucestershire
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About Severn Beach

From this pleasant spot it is possible to get the most marvellous views of the two impressive bridges spanning the River Severn. The beach, mainly mud and shingle, was much used in the early part of the 20th century when Robert Stride, a local entrepreneur, sought to expand what was just a tiny hamlet into a resort village. These days, it is the fact that the coastline is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest that draws the visitors, most of the early attractions have long since gone, along with the village shop and pub, with the land being used for the development of new housing. The coastline remains rich in wildlife, and apart from extensive views across the water to South Wales, visitors to the area can expect to see a fascinating range of creatures of the wild, including Peregrine Falcons and Seals.

Since the demise of the old village, the area has expanded into a "commuter" town, and the ease of its rail and road links have made it a desirable residential area.

The area is celebrated in the words and music of a song written by Adge Cutler of The Wurzels, called Aloha Severn Beach.

From Severn Beach there is easy access to Avonmouth, Bristol and Bath. The old bridge and the elegant new suspension bridge carry vehicles to Chepstow and to Newport.

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Bristol (299 Pictures)

a Historic City in the county of Somerset

(7.1 miles, 11.4 km, direction SE of Severn Beach)

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Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire

Berkeley (17 Pictures)

in the county of Gloucestershire

(12.5 miles, 20.1 km, direction NE of Severn Beach)

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Slimbridge (20 Pictures)

in the county of Gloucestershire

(17.0 miles, 27.3 km, direction NE of Severn Beach)

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Bath (689 Pictures)

a Historic City in the county of Somerset

(18.3 miles, 29.5 km, direction SE of Severn Beach)

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Castle Combe (114 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Wiltshire

(19.4 miles, 31.2 km, direction E of Severn Beach)

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View of the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Clifton, Bristol, Somerset. Summer 2004

Clifton Suspension Bridge (39 Pictures)

(7.6 miles, 12.2 km, direction S)

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Cabot Tower, Bristol (8 Pictures)

(7.9 miles, 12.7 km, direction S)

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Bristol Cathedral (11 Pictures)

(7.9 miles, 12.7 km, direction S)

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(8.2 miles, 13.1 km, direction S)

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Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle (26 Pictures)

(12.4 miles, 19.9 km, direction NE)

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St. Briavels Castle, Gloucestershire.

St. Briavels Castle (9 Pictures)

(12.4 miles, 19.9 km, direction N)

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Dyrham Park (7 Pictures)

(13.7 miles, 22.0 km, direction SE)

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Berwick Lodge in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England4 stars

Berwick Lodge

Bristol, Gloucestershire, England (2.9 miles, 4.6 km, direction SE)
Set in 18 acres of woodland and landscaped garden, The Berwick Lodge Luxury boasts luxury accommodation, 20 minutes’ drive from Bristol city centre. Bath is 17 miles from the property and Wales can ...
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The Swan Hotel in Almondsbury, Gloucestershire, England

The Swan Hotel

Almondsbury, Gloucestershire, England (4.0 miles, 6.5 km, direction E)
With views across to the River Severn, this hotel is located in the rural village of Almondsbury but within 2 minutes’ drive of the M4 and M5 motorways. Free private parking is available and Bristo...
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Dove Court Mini Lodge in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

Dove Court Mini Lodge

Bristol, Gloucestershire, England (4.4 miles, 7.1 km, direction E)
Dove Court Mini Lodge is a family-run property situated 15 minutes’ drive from Bristol city centre. Free off-road parking is available on site. Each room at Dove Court features an en-suite shower r...
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Willowbrook Accommodation in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales4 stars

Willowbrook Accommodation

Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales (4.8 miles, 7.7 km, direction N)
This charming dwelling is situated 2 minutes’ drive from central Chepstow, a beautiful old town on the River Wye. It has free Wi-Fi and free parking on site, and is within easy driving distance of 2...
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The Old Barn at Trymwood in Bristol, Somerset, England4 stars

The Old Barn at Trymwood

Bristol, Somerset, England (5.1 miles, 8.2 km, direction SE)
A Grade 2 listed house in the historic village of Westbury on Trym, The Old Barn at Trymwood offers free WiFi access and free parking. With the city of Bristol just 4 minutes' drive away, Bristol Zoo ...
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The Horseshoe in Bristol, Somerset, England

The Horseshoe

Bristol, Somerset, England (5.2 miles, 8.4 km, direction SE)
A 15-minute drive from the centre of Bristol and 5 minutes' drive from the M4 and M5 Mototrways, The Horseshoe offers bed and breakfast accommodation with free Wi-Fi and free parking on site....
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Two Rivers Lodge by Marston’s Inns in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales4 stars

Two Rivers Lodge by Marston’s Inns

Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales (5.3 miles, 8.5 km, direction N)
Two Rivers Lodge is set one mile from the historic town of Chepstow, close to the A48 Road. It features a restaurant, an outdoor eating area and a children’s play area....
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Severn Beach Station(0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
M4 Junction 22(0.4 miles, 0.7 km)
Pilning Station(1.5 miles, 2.5 km, direction E)
M5 Junction 17(3.2 miles, 5.2 km, direction SE)
Bristol International Airport(12.6 miles, 20.2 km, direction S)
Cardiff International Airport(31.8 miles, 51.2 km, direction W)
Severn Beach to London(109.4 miles, 175.9 km, direction E)