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Camping and Local Attractions


** For a general guide I recommend you try **
CAMPSITES within 5 mile radius:

Bridge House Campsite 
(approx £8 per person I believe).
 Thames St, Lechlade, GL7 3AG , Tel: 01367 252348 
 GPS Coordinates (unconfirmed):
N51.690525, W1.694289  (E-1.694289)

When travelling north from Highworth direction it is on the right just before you go over the bridge into Lechlade. Ideal for exploring Letchlade with its antique shops, or a nice walk by the river.

Second Chance Touring Park

Castle Eaton
Tel: 01285 810675 or 810939


1) About 1 mile to the north of Highworth on the A361, a large  layby on the right set back from the road  but exposed 51.656672,-1.705264 Google Maps

2) Riverside car park 
On the Left just before Lechlade on the A361 (about 2 miles north of the layby listed above).
51.689206,-1.695896 Google Maps

3) Just out of Lechlade on the road to Castle Eaton there is:
(a) a large layby on the left set back from the road , and a little after that is the "Trout Inn". 51.689206,-1.695896  Google Maps

(b) Over the bridge about half a mile further on there is a little parking spot amongst the trees on the left by the road and river (small, not level and low trees so only suitable for smaller vans). 51.689206,-1.695896   Google Maps

There are also C&CC and CC certified sites in the area if you are a member of these organisations e.g. the Caravan Club 


A small selection of Local Attractions  


Cotswold Wildlife Park  Nr Burford (about 8 miles),

Cotswold Farm Park, , (also has a campsite)
Guiting Power, nr. Cheltenham, Glos. GL54 5UG.

Swindon Designer Outlet Kemble Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 2DY,

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway housed in a beautifully restored Grade II railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works.
The Museum tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway - 'God’s Wonderful Railway' - a railway network that, through the pioneering vision and genius of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, was regarded as the most advanced in the world.

Lechlade on Thames  (5 miles),
Antiques, riverside pubs, boat hire (trout inn), an nice riverside walks (see campsite listing ).

The Avebury Ring, 
It is located about twenty miles to the north of Stonehenge and was thought to be the oldest stone ring known to be in existence anywhere in the world.  It is even older than Stonehenge, but may not be as old as the Stones of Stenness in Orkney.

Uffiington White Horse , and  Waylands Smithy Ancient Sites (7 miles).
The Uffington white horse is undoubtedly Britain’s oldest and most famous hill figure, which has recently been dated at 3000 years old by the Oxford Archeological Unit.  The horse is unique in its features,  some believe it represents the mythical dragon that St. George slain on the adjacent Dragon hill or even his horse. However others believe it represents a Celtic horse goddess Epona

Waylands Smithy is a fine and atmospheric Neolithic chambered long barrow 2km (1.25 miles) along the Ridgeway from the Uffington White Horse: it was once believed to be the habitation of the Saxon smith-god Wayland. The barrow seen today covers an earlier burial structure . The first monument here was built between 3590 and 3555 BC. 








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