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Cycle Route Chester - Salisbury

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Elevation profile Cycle Route Chester - Salisbury

Added on 15 Sep 2012,

on 15 Sep 2012

Cycle route metrics

Total distance in km

421

Cumulative elevation gain in m

4.248

Avg. slope uphill in %

1,01

Cumulative elevation loss in m

4.211

GPS track data

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Openstreetmap and Contributors + biroto-Redaktion (biroto.eu)

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Track points in total

6.560

Track points per km (avg)

16

Start/endpoint

Start location

Chester, England, GB (11 m NHN)

End location

Salisbury, England, GB (48 m NHN)

Beds4Cyclists, worth visiting and infrastructure

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Rating for cyclists

 

120 km
1,8 km
50 m

GB-TF8 7BP Buildwas

 

Abbey/convent

Buildwas Abbey, remains of the church
Buildwas Abbey, remains of the church
Buildwas Abbey, remains of the Chapter House

Buildwas Abbey is located along the banks of the River Severn in Buildwas, Shropshire, England, about two miles west of Ironbridge.

The Cistercian Abbey of St Mary and St Chad was founded in 1135 by Roger de Clinton, Bishop of Coventry (1129–1148) as a Savignac monastery and was inhabited by a small community of monks from Furness Abbey. The stone from which it was built was quarried in the nearby settlement of Broseley.

The abbey's location near the border of Wales meant it was destined to have a turbulent history. Welsh Princes and their followers regularly raided the Abbey and on one occasion in 1406, during the rebellion of Owain Glyndwr, raiders from Powys even kidnapped the abbot. This however paled in comparison to an earlier event in 1342 where one of the Buildwas monks, Thomas Tong, murdered his abbot, managed to evade arrest, and then petitioned for re-instatement into the Cistercian order.

The abbey was closed in 1536 by the order of Henry VIII during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, whereupon the estate was granted to Edward Grey, 3rd Baron Grey of Powis.

The abbot's house and infirmary were later incorporated into the building of a private house in the 17th century for the Acton Moseley family, although the remaining buildings are now in the care of English Heritage. They are open to the public, who can view the church which remains largely complete and unaltered since its original construction, although it is now without its roof.

The remains are considered to be among some of the best preserved twelfth-century examples of a Cistercian church in Britain.

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Wikipedia contributors, 'Buildwas Abbey', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 17 January 2017, 02:34 UTC, <https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Buildwas_Abbey&oldid=760455191> [accessed 23 April 2017]

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Hours of opening

Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

 
 

123 km
0,0 km
37 m

GB-TF8 Ironbridge

 

Industrial heritage/World heritage site

The Iron Bridge at Ironbridge
The Iron Bridge at Ironbridge
The Iron Bridge at Ironbridge

The Iron Bridge is a bridge that crosses the River Severn in Shropshire, England. Opened in 1781, it was the first major bridge in the world to be made of cast iron, and was greatly celebrated after construction owing to its use of the new material.

In 1934 it was designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument and closed to vehicular traffic. Tolls for pedestrians were collected until 1950, when ownership of the bridge was transferred to Shropshire County Council. It now belongs to Telford and Wrekin Borough Council. The bridge, the adjacent settlement of Ironbridge and the Ironbridge Gorge form the UNESCO Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. The bridge is a Grade I listed building, and a waypoint on the South Telford Heritage Trail.

Abraham Darby I first smelted local iron ore with coke made from Coalbrookdale coal in 1709, and in the coming decades Shropshire became a centre for industry due to the low price of fuel from local mines. The River Severn was used as a key trading route, but it was also a barrier to travel around the deep Severn Gorge, especially between the then important industrial parishes of Broseley and Madeley, the nearest bridge being at Buildwas two miles away. The use of the river by boat traffic and the steep sides of the gorge meant that any bridge should ideally be of a single span, and sufficiently high to allow tall ships to pass underneath. The steepness and instability of the banks was problematic for building a bridge, and there was no point where roads on opposite sides of the river converged.

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Wikipedia contributors, 'The Iron Bridge', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 11 April 2017, 01:57 UTC, <https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Iron_Bridge&oldid=774852628> [accessed 23 April 2017]

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210 km
0,4 km
27 m

 

GB-WR1 2QL Worcester

 

Tourist information

Hours of opening

Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm Saturday & Bank Holidays 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Languages spoken:

English


 

236 km
2,5 km
17 m

GB-GL20 Tewkesbury

 

Church/cathedral

Tewkesbury Abbey
Tewkesbury Abbey
Tewkesbury Abbey
The Gatehouse, Tewkesbury Abbey

The Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tewkesbury, (commonly known as Tewkesbury Abbey), in the English county of Gloucestershire, is the second largest parish church in the country and a former Benedictine monastery. It is one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in Britain, and has probably the largest Romanesque crossing tower in Europe.

Tewkesbury had been a centre for worship since the 7th century, becoming a priory in the 10th. The present building was started in the early 12th century. It was unsuccessfully used as a sanctuary in the Wars of the Roses. After the Dissolution of the Monasteries it became the parish church for the town. George Gilbert Scott lead Restoration in the late 19th century. The church and churchyard within the abbey precincts includes tombs and memorials to many of the aristocracy of the area.

Services have been high church but now include Parish Eucharist, choral Mass and Evensong. These are accompanied by one of the church's three organs and choirs. There is a ring of twelve bells, hung for change ringing.

The church itself is one of the finest Norman buildings in England. Its massive crossing tower was said, by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, to be "probably the largest and finest Romanesque tower in England". Fourteen of England's cathedrals are of smaller dimensions, while only Westminster Abbey contains more medieval church monuments.

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Wikipedia contributors, 'Tewkesbury Abbey', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 16 January 2017, 13:14 UTC, <https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tewkesbury_Abbey&oldid=760353373> [accessed 23 April 2017]

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Hours of opening

Sunday from 7.30am until 6pm year round.

Monday to Saturday 8.30am until 5.30pm. Except Wednesdays and Fridays when we open at 7.30am.

 

256 km
0,4 km
26 m

GB-GL1 Gloucester

 

Heritage building(s)

Gloucester Cathedral
Gloucester Docks, Tall Ships Festival 2009

Gloucester is the county town of Gloucestershire in England's West Country.

Understand

The City of Gloucester is the furthest inland port in the UK, situated beside the River Severn. It was a main Roman city, Glevum. Roman tunnels and fortifications exist underneath the city centre and can be visited through the museum.

See

  • Gloucester Cathedral (Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity), 12 College Green, GL1 2LX,  +44 1452 528095. The city's cathedral and arguably the most iconic landmark. Completed in 1499, this Gothic building has a beautiful design and heritage. In popular culture, the cathedral is well known for being used for filming in several of the Harry Potter movies. Free. Gloucester Cathedral on Wikipedia 
  • Gloucester Docks. 18th century, a popular tourist attraction, with numerous museums and shops/pubs. 
  • Baker's Jewellers (Baker G A & Son), 5 Southgate St, GL1 1TG,  +44 1452 522926. Is one of the most unusual 'action' time clocks you are likely to see in a city centre. It dates back to Edwardian times and has five figures which represent England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Olde Father Time.
  • A roman toilet. Outside Boots 
  • The Severn Bore. Probably one of the most famous tidal bores. It's of particular interest to surfers. Severn bore on Wikipedia 
  • College Court.  
Museums & Galleries
  • The Folk Museum, 99 -103 Westgate St, GL1 2PG,  +44 1452 396868. Tue-Sat: 10:00am-5:00pm, Mon/Sun: Closed. Situated in characterful buildings on Westgate Street, the Gloucester Folk Museum is home to many exhibits including local crafts and a reconstructed Victorian classroom. Gloucester Life on Wikipedia 
  • The City Museum & Art Gallery, GL1 1TH,  +44 1452 396131. Worth a visit for the Roman artefacts, Roman kitchen and medieval street. The Museum of Gloucester on Wikipedia 
  • National Waterways Museum, Llanthony Warehouse, The Docks, GL1 2EH,  +44 1452 318200. Explore the rich heritage of canals and rivers in this country. Investigate historic craft and explore Llanthony Yard. National Waterways Museum on Wikipedia (updated Nov 2016)
  • Beatrix Potter Museum and Shop, 9 College Court, GL1 2NJ,  +44 1452 422856. Mon–Sat: 10:00am-4:30pm, Sun: noon-4:00pm. Don't pass up the opportunity to visit the tailor's house from Beatrix Potter's 1903 story "The Tailor of Gloucester". Situated a stone's throw from Gloucester Cathedral down a narrow alleyway. (updated Nov 2016)
  • Soldiers of Gloucestershire Military Museum. This museum tells the story of two famous county regiments The Glorious Glosters and The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars. Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum on Wikipedia (updated Nov 2016)

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