Cycle Tour - Day 2 - Nailsworth to Berkeley
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27 miles/43Km – GRADE – FIRST HALF MODERATE/STRENUOUS, SECOND HALF EASY - Apart from brief stints along A and B roads getting you up and down the Cotswolds. The route follows quiet unclassified lanes, leading you down into the Severn Vale. Strenuous in places.
Attractions that you can see en route include; Ruskin Mill, Matara Garden, Owlpen Manor, Uley Bury Long Barrow (Nr Dursley), Newark Park, The Wotton-under-Edge Heritage Centre, Tyndale Monument (Nr North Nibley).
The centre-piece of Berkeley is the magnificent 12th century Berkeley Castle with its dark and brooding bloodstained history, where Edward II was brutually murdered in 1327. It is the oldest inhabited castle in England, having been home to 24 generations of the Berkeley family. The little town itself is well worth exploring and includes Dr Jenner’s House. It was from this house in 1796 that Edward Jenner pioneered the vaccination against smallpox that changed the world. Edward Jenner was born in Berkeley and The Chantry, where the museum is located was his home for 38 years.