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Woodchester Mansion, United Kingdom

From series “The Most Mysterious Buildings (Houses, Palaces, Castles) in the World”
Year: 19th century.

Woodchester Mansion located in the eponymous park, in Gloucestershire, is also enveloped in mystical stories. Features of this attraction can be estimated even before acquaintance, as the mansion is situated in one of the most secret areas of the park, at the bottom of a deep valley. Construction of the mansion was begun by one wealthy gentleman in the second half of the 19th century; in 1873 construction was halted due to sudden death of the owner.

Woodchester Mansion, United Kingdom Despite the fact that the external side of mansion looks very impressive and finished, inside it has absolutely no finish and is uninhabitable. From the very first moment, William Lee, who was an owner of the mansion, was warned that he has chosen a very unfavorable place to build. Locals avoided this site by party, believing that it’s cursed; a series of sudden deaths of workers, who built the estate, as well as the master himself, confirms these fears.

From 1873 to the beginning of the Second World War, the mansion resided in ruins, and then was used by U.S. troops, mainly as a morgue. The mysterious mansion surrounded by fabulously beautiful scenery never ceases to attract tourists and researchers of paranormal phenomena. Latter have managed to collect lots of incredible facts. For example, at nightfall, visitors can often hear the music of 40s of the last century in the building. There are ghosts of militaries here, among which a pilot killed in these places during the war was identified. Researchers found the ghost monk at the chapel on the territory of the mansion. Those are just a few of Woodchester Mansion surprising mysteries. Next - Berengaria Hotel

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ATM bankomat: 'HSBC' located in 26 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Cathedral Cars Gloucester | 271 Bristol Road' is located in 14 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Tesco Extra Quedgeley' in 12 km
Supermarket: 'Intra Distributor' in 2.01 km
Parking: 'Kings Square multi-storey car park' in 17 km
Apotheek: 'Tesco Extra Quedgeley' in 12 km
Police station: 'Gloucestershire Constabulary' in 11 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'The George Inn' in 1.98 km
Railway station: 'Dean Forest Railway' in 16 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Gloucestershire Airport GLO - in 22 km
 »  Bristol Filton Airport FZO - in 28 km
 »  Royal Air Force Station Airport LYE - in 31 km
 »  Bristol Airport BRS - in 46 km
 »  RAF Brize Norton Airport BZZ - in 49 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Woodchester Mansion

Stonehouse Court Hotel - A Bespoke Hotel

Located in 3 km from Woodchester Mansion
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Rooms: 36
Stonehouse Court Hotel offers bistro-style lunches and à la carte dinners in Henry's Restaurant and Terrace. Henry's has an AA Rosette and serves … More: photo, rates and booking
The George Inn

Located in 5 km from Woodchester Mansion
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Rooms: 15
The George Inn serves a selection of home-cooked food, local ales, and a wide-ranging wine list. A continental breakfast is provided each morning. … More: photo, rates and booking
Premier Inn Stroud

Located in 6 km from Woodchester Mansion
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Rooms: 32
The hotel has all the Premier Inn features you would expect: free parking, an on-site Brewers Fayre restaurant and very comfortable beds in all … More: photo, rates and booking
Vale of Berkeley Guest House

Located in 7 km from Woodchester Mansion
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Rooms: 4
The bright rooms feature free Wi-Fi, an en suite bathroom, and tea/coffee making facilities. Most rooms have view of the surrounding landscaped … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Woodchester Mansion - Bristol

Numerous visitors of Bristol enjoy visiting not only a wide range of restaurants, but also popular English pubs. One of the most well-known of them is Hatchet Inn, which is also one of the oldest pubs in the UK. The opening of the pub took place in 1606. At that time the pub had quite a dubious reputation of a "predatory" institution. Today Hatchet Inn is a cozy and home-type institution, in which guests will be always offered to try delicious beer and various signature snacks. One more popular pub, Bungalow Inn, is located near the city’s airport. On weekdays this is a quiet and cozy place where you can escape from the noise and stress of the city and listen to your favorite music. On weekends the pub always hosts interesting parties and energetic discos.

Barrs Court restaurant is quite an unusual institution, which design is reminiscent of an old tavern. The first eatery in the place of the modern restaurant was opened in the 14th century, so Barrs Court is also a place with an interesting history. The restaurant is a perfect place for family holidays. Small visitors of the restaurant will be provided with a special menu. While adults will be offered to try delicious delicacies and wine, children are also free to play in courtyard.
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