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Purton Ships Graveyard

Berkeley, England
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Very atmospheric

If you have a camera, like quirky walks, are interested in history, the sea or anything slightly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nortonside
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Interesting

This place is so interesting. Its just awesome to see. There are information plates for each ship... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Sarah M
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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"railway bridge"
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"sharpness canal"
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"opposite the church"
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"lovely walk"
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"banks of the river"
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"free parking is available"
in 2 reviews
"historic walk"
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"severn estuary"
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"information boards"
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"atmospheric place"
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"tow path"
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"well worth a visit"
in 8 reviews
"old railway"
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"maritime history"
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"swing bridge"
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"enjoyable walk"
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"car park"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have a camera, like quirky walks, are interested in history, the sea or anything slightly different.... Go visit! I highly recommend this place

Thank Nortonside
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

This place is so interesting. Its just awesome to see. There are information plates for each ship, they all have a history. There isn't loads of parking and there is a few houses near it, so we tried be respectful to there parking places though...More

1  Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We came across the Purton Ships Graveyard whilst looking for activities to do around the Gloucester area, and this was one of the best! Over 50 ships rammed up onto the banks of the Severn, and allowed to silt up to help prevent erosion of...More

Thank 923Dan
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Interesting visit, very nice area which makes it all worthwhile. Its not signposted from the road at all! Look for the village church and park opposite.

Thank edavidathome
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a stop by and a meyamder! Has info points to explain the background. I wouldn’t bother to drive across the camel bridge, ignore google!

Thank vixter2016
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We walked from Slimbridge which was a bit tedious - a bike would have been better. The actual site is really interesting with not only the buried barges but also a bit of history on the railway bridge crash

Thank Kerry H
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Had an excellent and enthusiastic guide called Paul who took us to see the wrecks / hulks rapidly disappearing alongside the River Severn. Pleasant walk along the Sharpness canal which had a steady stream of boats approaching the Swing Bridges. Each sunken boat stabilising the...More

Thank Graham W
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We visited this site with a guide and I would recommend others doing the same, if possible. When we visited parts of the site were very muddy, Wellington boots would have been useful. The hulks have been put there post WW2 unto 1971 to protect...More

Thank tony2ft
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Atmospheric place on the banks of the Severn where countless ships, both wooden and concrete, were deliberately grounded to shore up the river banks at a vulnerable location. Fun to scramble over, peer inside and jump from boat to boat, at this somewhat outerworldly location....More

Thank apars0n
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Ships were grounded here to help protect the banks of the Severn. Information detailing the history of the ships here is available. A pleasant walk along the Sharpness Gloucester canal towpath is also available and highly recommended.

Thank rogerpullin
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John R
9 July 2018|
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Response from tony2ft | Reviewed this property |
Hi, don't know who Sarah is, but the ships graveyard doesn't have a postcode as there are no houses there. I think the nearest houses are the canal bank cottages where the postcode is GL13 9HX. Find Purton on the map (it... More
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maliceuk
24 April 2018|
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Response from apars0n | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, can't help. We also travelled by car.
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