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Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall
Bondend Lane Gloucester GL4 8ED United Kingdom
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Description Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall
Take a country break in Regency elegance at the Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel; set in 12-acres of sweeping parkland.
The regal Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel is a listed Georgian hall surrounded by 12 acres of rolling park and woodland. Explore chocolate-box Upton St Leonards, step back in time at Painswick Rococo Garden, or clamber up escarpments in the nearby Cotswolds.
When you have had your fill of rural calm, venture into Gloucester, with its rejuvenated docks, antique market and Folk Museum, three miles away. Back at the hotel, take a seat at Dearmans Restaurant.
The Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel is three miles from Gloucester railway station and the vibrant theatre at Gloucester Guildhall.
Surf the web with Internet access in your Standard room at the Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel. Trade up to an Executive room for lake views or a Suite for a grand four-poster bed.
Tap into high-speed Internet access in our five day-lit meeting rooms. Pose for your wedding photos in our parkland setting with it's lawn, lake and terraces.
- Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall
- Bondend Lane
- GL4 8EDGloucester
- United Kingdom
- Telephone: +44(844)8159077
- Official Homepage
- EC/ Maestro/ Debit card
- American Express
- Business People
- Large Groups
Room features Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall
- Bathroom with bathtub
- Bathroom with shower
- Ironing board
- Windows that open
- Pants press
- Tea/ coffeemaker
- Satellite TV
- Small lounge
- Room safe
- WiFi in the rooms
Hotel features Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall
- Beauty Salon
- Business center
- Entrance hall/ lobby
- Express check-in/ out
- Parking lot
- Garden or park
- Hotel bar
- Hotel safe
- Child/ Baby Cot
- Conference rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
- PC with Internet
- 24-hour reception
- Wheelchair accessible
- Laundry service
- WiFi in Lobby
- Room service
- 24-hour room service
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Book in advance for a guided tour of the building, where you'll visit "behind the scenes" of Brunel's architectural achievements.
There are sixteen permanent galleries, and it is possible to reserve for special exhibitions, events for families, lectures and seminars. There is a gift shop within the museum.
Opening hours are daily, from 10am to 5pm. Closed 25 December and Boxing Day.
Admission fees are £7.95 for adults, £3.95 for children from 5 to 15, free for under 5's, and £19.95 for a family. Ticket prices valid for 12 months of free re-entry.
Limited pay and display parking is available at the rear of the Museum.
Bristol's Red Lodge
This 400 year old Elizabethan house can be visited. It was originally a lodge to the Great House where Queen Elizabeth stayed once. The Red Lodge is the last existing example of 16th century rooms in the city and home to some fine oak-panelled rooms, such as the Great Oak Room and the Small Oak Room. During the 18th century the house was modernised and from 1854 on it was used as the first girls' reform school in the county. The school was set up by Mary Carpenter, one of the rooms in the Lodge is dedicated to her memory. The seven rooms that can be visited reflect the history of the house. The rooms contain examples of Elizabethan and Georgian style interior design and there is an exhibition room which reminds of the time when the building served as a school.
There is also a Elizabethan-style walled knot garden on the grounds. The garden is accessible and features herbaceous borders and a replica of the pattern that can be seen on the lodge's bedroom ceiling. The plants in the garden are the same which would have been used in an English garden of the early 17th century.
Opening hours are from Saturday to Wednesday 10am to 17pm.
Admission is free.
St Mary Redcliffe Church
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There are Victorian stained glass windows, and a pipe organ designed by Arthur Harrison in 1911. St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School opened in 1571, in the church's courtyard chapel, and stays linked to the church.
Queen Elizabeth I once described the church as "the fairest, goodliest, and most famous parish church in England."
The church opening hours are from 9am to 5pm on weekdays, and from 8am to 7.30pm on Sundays.
Anne Hathaway's Cottage
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Summer(Jun-Aug) Mon-Sat:9am-5pm Sunday:9am-5pm
Mid-season(Apr-May & Sept-Oct) Mon-Sat:9.30am-5pm Sunday:10am-5pm
Winter(Nov-March) Mon-Sun :: 10am-4pm