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Bath Boating Station,
Forester Road, BATH BA2 6QE

Try your hand at 'Wind in the Willows' on the River Avon. You can hire skiffs (rowing boats), punts and canoes (Canadian and kayaks) and navigate between Bathampton Weir and Pulteney Bridge. Boatman Restaurant. Self-catering units.

Open daily 10-6.

01225 312900  

Bugatti Trust, Prescott Hill, Cheltenham GL52 9RD

A small exhibition illustrates the work of Ettore Bugatti the genius of industrial design and invention. Study Centre with drawings, photos and some cars.

Open M-F 10.30-3.30, and during Hill Climb days.  

01242 673136

Classic Motor Hub,  THE OLD WALLS, Bibury Airfield, BIBURY  GL7 5NX

This is more than just a car showroom, it’s a motorist’s dream destination in the heart of the Cotswolds. The Hub holds regular motoring events throughout the year and is open by prior arrangement on weekdays for those seeking a classic, vintage or high-performance car. They also offer car storage, a workshop and transportation services, too.  

01242 384092    classicmotorhub.com

Cotswold Motoring Museum, THE OLD MILL, SHERBORNE STREET,
Bourton-on-The-Water GL54 2BY

Motorcycles and vintage racing cars in an C18 water mill. Collection of old advertising signs.

Open daily mid-Feb to mid-Dec 10-6.  

01451 821255  


The Stroudwater Navigation was opened in 1779 linking Stroud to the River Severn in order to serve the cloth industry of the Stroud Valleys. The Thames and Severn Canal was built to link the Stroudwater to the River Thames via the Sapperton Tunnel. The towpath is open and the best places to see the restored canal are at Eastington, near Stonehouse and at both portals of the Sapperton Tunnel and west of the Spine Road in the Cotswold Water Park. The restoration work is on-going and is actively creating freshwater habitats where wildflowers abound notably Lilies of the Valley.

01453 752568

Claverton Pumping Station, FERRY LANE, CLAVERTON, Bath BA2 7BH

This attractive Grade II listed building is built of Bath stone and is a feature on the Kennet and Avon Canal. From 1813-1952 it pumped gallons of water, per hour, from the river Avon into the canal 47 feet above.

01225 483001  

Jet Age Museum, Meteor Business Park, CHELTENHAM ROAD EAST, GLOUCESTER GL2 9QL

Collection of Gloucester built aircraft with artefacts representing the county's contribution to aviation. Frank Whittle devotees.

Open W/Es & BHs 10-4.


National Waterways Museum, Llanthony Warehouse, Gloucester GL2 2EH

A major national exhibition about the history of the inland waterways. Historic boats and leisure cruises on hand. Café.

W/Es & BHs 11- 4 and daily during school holidays.  

01452 318200

North Gloucestershire Railway, Toddington GL54 5DT

A steam hauled narrow-gauge railway and museum. Many of the locomotives originate from afar as Belgium, Poland and Southern Africa.  The trains operate from Easter to end October Su and BHs, 12-5.


Wellington Aviation Museum, BRITISH SCHOOL HOUSE, BROADWAY ROAD, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0BG

A funky, personal collection of the late Gerry Tyack’s (amateur racing driver) RAF memorabilia with a corner dedicated to motorsport plus a choice of 250 aviation and Russell Flint prints for sale.

Open Su 10-4.  

01608 812387