Dursley is a small market town nestling in a steeply sided wooded valley. Walk or drive to the summit of any of the hills surrounding the town, and you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Gloucestershire countryside, including the Severn estuary and even Wales. No wonder that for many holiday makers, Dursley is an excellent stopping off point on the Cotswold Way.
Although Dursley is no longer the major employment centre that it was, it has reinvented itself and is proving very attractive to people who want to live in a small, friendly, country town, with all the essential amenities close to hand, and excellent transport links to further afield. With excellent schools and sports facilities, it is an ideal location in which to bring up a family.
Dursley’s wide range of independent shops, radiating from its Market Hall, even includes an old fashioned sweet shop where you can buy raspberry truffles and sherbet lemons straight from the jar – the perfect antidote to supermarket shopping!
Above all, it is the people who are making Dursley the success that it is, especially when it comes to the numerous clubs and societies which meet the needs of a wide range of interests. From football to the arts, from local history to the environment, Dursley offers something to everybody.