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“A must do walk!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Painswick Beacon

Painswick Beacon
Golf Course Way | Painswick, Painswick, England
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Painswick
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London, United Kingdom
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“A must do walk!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We were staying in Painswick and had been told about the Beacon. We were lucky enough to have bright sunny weather and started our walk from the village. The walk is part of the Cotswold Way and well signposted once you are at the top of the village. The walk takes you through the local golf course and one of the players told us that hole 9 is one of the top ten holes in the country. The views from the Beacon itself are amazing, and surrounding areas are pointed out on the Beacon monument itself. We have visited the Cotswolds many times but this was our first visit to this particular area and it has become our favourite. We continued our walk to Pope's Wood and Kite Hill, well worth doing. We stopped in the golf club house for coffee before returning to the village. A memorable day.

Visited November 2013
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“Outstanding views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Very close to the Cotswold Way and relatively close to nearby parking, the summit is a worth while destination for long-distance walkers or strollers alike. We could see for at least 80km into Wales and as far as North Somerset or Devon.

Visited October 2013
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“Is this the "top of the world"?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

A wonderful place to get a good uphill walk. The payoff is the fantastic view from the top of the Beacon, a wonderful place to sit and meditate. My husband grew up here and he was regularly walked up to the top of the Beacon where he would always ask, 'is this the top of the world?' The all round views really do make you feel like it could be!

The vista is stunning and it is well worth the gentle climb.

Visited March 2013
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“Superb Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Love visiting the Beacon. Stunning views all around and the walk to the top isn't taxing at all if you park up at the nearby carpark (we have both walked from the carpark and also from Painswick village in the past).

Visited September 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

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Visited September 2013
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