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The beautiful Cotswolds village that tourists say is ‘worth a second visit’

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Everyone needs a break from bustling city life once in a while.

Luckily for us, London has a huge array of beautiful towns right on our doorstep.

And this Cotswolds village is no exception.

Frampton on Severn is ten miles south of Gloucester, on the banks of the River Severn.

There is plenty to do in the picturesque village, like visiting the Frampton Court Estate.

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Owned by the Clifford family since the 1730s, the beautiful stately home is available by appointment for a truly luxurious weekend.

The mansion sleeps 14 people, and you can add on luxury hampers, a tour of the house, and even a private chef to your stay.

The beautiful village is perfect for a day trip

If you’re looking for something a little less extravagant to do on your day trip, Gloucester Narrowboats might be the perfect fit.

You can hire your own narrowboat – with a skipper if one’s available – and set off down the waterways.

Starting from the Saul Junction Marina, you’ll have the choices of Gloucester, Sharpness and Stroudwater Canals to explore.

If you’re worried about commanding your own boat, fear not – reviewers say they received “thorough tuition on how to steer and navigate the bridges”.

One five-star review even raved that the “only disappointing thing was having to give the boat back”.

When you’ve had your fill of fun on the water, Frampton on Severn has plenty of places for a meal before heading back to the city.

Tripadvisor reviewers’ top choice is the Three Horseshoes, a classic British pub.

One five-star review said “The food was delicious, everything fresh and cooked to perfection,” while another praised the Three Shu pie, the pub’s answer to a traditional oval pie dish, calling it “sooo good”.

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How to get there

Through West London and Oxford, the drive to Frampton on Severn will take you roughly two hours from Central London.

By public transport, a two-hour train gets you as far as Gloucester, where you’ll have to get a 15-minute taxi.

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