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The ship grave yard Purton Gloucestershire

Well worth a visit to see the ship graveyard then take a walk along the canal and enjoy a pub lunch... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2019
cmtthws8
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Nearly all gone

I remember as a kid the ships being more visable but now the mud and grass have nearly taken... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2019
HarleyMatt
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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All reviews opposite the church railway bridge sharpness canal lovely walk runs parallel interesting walk well worth a visit atmospheric place maritime history alongside the river erosion plaques beached path severn protected barge
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

Well worth a visit to see the ship graveyard then take a walk along the canal and enjoy a pub lunch at Slimbridge and a few beers of course

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cmtthws8
Reviewed March 5, 2019

I remember as a kid the ships being more visable but now the mud and grass have nearly taken over,.. Its a real shame as its a remarkable place to see so many little ships beached to stop the erosion of the banks.....Its still an...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank HarleyMatt
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Low key but interesting.A number of old boats beached to protect the canal from erosion.Great photography . Atmospheric.Small plaques identify the boats with a bit of history.Can be combined with some nice walks along the canal

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank valevisitor
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Quite a strange eerie experience seeing all these grounded boats, some very old. Fabulous views across the Severn.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank healthyeater41
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Purton ships graveyard is very interesting its were about 100 years ago they beached old boats and small ships along the embankment to stop the erosion of the land . on a nice day it's a great place to walk and take in the views...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Christopher C
Reviewed October 17, 2018

We came across this in the nearby attractions and were intrigued. It was a bit difficult to locate as it was not signposted but eventually found it. What a simple and effective idea but definitely had an atmosphere to it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anne A
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Read online about this place and only live 25 miles away so thought I'd give it a go. We took the dog with us and she loved it too! I'd advise just walking from Purton to Sharpness then back up the same way you came...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Adam D
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Lovely walk, very interesting, never seen anything like this before. Great place for photography and very peaceful

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank sarahsM4690XG
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I like love wandering along here. It’s a beautiful spot for a walk, it’s amazing how much they have changed of the last 20 years, another 20 and many will have gone!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Derbyshirewalker76
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Fabulous walk from Purton to Sharpness with the Gloucester Sharpness canal on one side and the River Severn on the other.Great views too. A site of historical interest - old concrete boats known as trows - there used to be wooden ones too but sadly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank l_hoather
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John R
July 9, 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
April 23, 2018|
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Response from apars0n | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, can't help. We also travelled by car.
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