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Purton Ships Graveyard

Berkeley, England
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Probably of more interest to locals

Fabulous walk from Purton to Sharpness with the Gloucester Sharpness canal on one side and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
l_hoather
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Interesting history

Great walk for those who like a bit of history with their exercise. I would recommend at any time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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"railway bridge"
in 6 reviews
"sharpness canal"
in 7 reviews
"opposite the church"
in 5 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 7 reviews
"banks of the river"
in 4 reviews
"free parking is available"
in 2 reviews
"historic walk"
in 2 reviews
"severn estuary"
in 4 reviews
"information boards"
in 4 reviews
"tow path"
in 3 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 8 reviews
"old railway"
in 2 reviews
"maritime history"
in 2 reviews
"swing bridge"
in 2 reviews
"enjoyable walk"
in 2 reviews
"interesting place"
in 3 reviews
"car park"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous walk from Purton to Sharpness with the Gloucester Sharpness canal on one side and the River Severn on the other.Great views too. A site of historical interest - old concrete boats known as trows - there used to be wooden ones too but sadly...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great walk for those who like a bit of history with their exercise. I would recommend at any time of year,

Thank Vicki W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite hard to find - suggest you park your car the other side of the canal and walk. Even then, you need to watch out for signs . There are many ships along a lengthy area of the Severn, that runs parallel to the canal....More

Thank emmasnonna
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

If you have a camera, like quirky walks, are interested in history, the sea or anything slightly different.... Go visit! I highly recommend this place

Thank Nortonside
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

This place is so interesting. Its just awesome to see. There are information plates for each ship, they all have a history. There isn't loads of parking and there is a few houses near it, so we tried be respectful to there parking places though...More

1  Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

We came across the Purton Ships Graveyard whilst looking for activities to do around the Gloucester area, and this was one of the best! Over 50 ships rammed up onto the banks of the Severn, and allowed to silt up to help prevent erosion of...More

2  Thank 923Dan
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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Interesting visit, very nice area which makes it all worthwhile. Its not signposted from the road at all! Look for the village church and park opposite.

Thank edavidathome
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a stop by and a meyamder! Has info points to explain the background. I wouldn’t bother to drive across the camel bridge, ignore google!

Thank vixter2016
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

We walked from Slimbridge which was a bit tedious - a bike would have been better. The actual site is really interesting with not only the buried barges but also a bit of history on the railway bridge crash

Thank Kerry H
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Had an excellent and enthusiastic guide called Paul who took us to see the wrecks / hulks rapidly disappearing alongside the River Severn. Pleasant walk along the Sharpness canal which had a steady stream of boats approaching the Swing Bridges. Each sunken boat stabilising the...More

Thank Graham W
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John R
July 9, 2018|
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Response from tony2ft | Reviewed this property |
Hi, don't know who Sarah is, but the ships graveyard doesn't have a postcode as there are no houses there. I think the nearest houses are the canal bank cottages where the postcode is GL13 9HX. Find Purton on the map (it... More
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maliceuk
April 23, 2018|
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Response from apars0n | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, can't help. We also travelled by car.
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