T7 Magor Queens Gardens – BristolMagor Queens Gardens - Bristol
It doesn’t get more dramatic and eye-catching than a trip across the River Severn and this is a great bus ride that does just that and much more!
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1 hour and 30 minutes
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Chepstow Castle is the oldest surviving stone castle in Britain. It was built in the 11th century and has a history dating back over 900 years.
The T7 bus journey from Chepstow to Bristol is a picturesque route that passes through quaint villages and historic landmarks, but also makes the memorable crossing over the glistening River Severn on the majestic and iconic Severn Bridge in Chepstow.
As the T7 leaves Magor Queens Gardens, it travels through Rogiet Pool Terrace, a small village with charming views of the Severn Estuary. Customers can take in the peaceful atmosphere and pretty surroundings of the village, which offers a glimpse into the natural beauty of the area.
The T7 then passes through Caldicot, a town that is home to the impressive Caldicot Castle. The castle dates back to the 12th century and offers a unique glimpse into the region’s rich history. Customers can admire the castle’s imposing walls and towers while enjoying the scenic views of the countryside.
The next stop on the T7 route is Portskewett St Mary’s Church, a village known for its delightful 12th-century church. The church is located on the banks of the Severn, offering a peaceful, contemplative and serene setting for customers to enjoy the scenic views of the river.
As the T7 approaches Chepstow Bus Station, customers can enjoy the historic market town’s charming views. Situated on the banks of the River Wye, Chepstow boasts a range of historic buildings and landmarks, including the iconic Chepstow Castle, which offers a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding landscape.
The T7 then passes through Bulwark, a small village that is located on the outskirts of Chepstow. The village is surrounded by rolling hills and lush greenery, providing a another relaxing backdrop for customers.
The next stop on the T7 route is Thornwell, another village situated on the banks of the Severn and with its own particular scenic view of the Estuary.
The sense of occasion heightens and it’s now over the Severn and an unforgettable view, overlooking the wide, gaping and serene river. What’s fab about the crossing is that the scenery looks so different depending on the time of day and weather conditions – sometimes serene, others’ quite moody but always atmospheric!
As the T7 nears Bristol, customers will see Cribbs Causeway Bus Station, a major retail and leisure destination that is home to a range of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Customers can take a break from the journey and explore the area, or continue on to Clifton Down Station and onto Bristol Bus Station and the gateway to this thriving, lively, sometimes rebellious but always eclectic city, seeped in history, buzzing with nightlife and always a cultural melting pot!
Gateway to the T7
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A Fab Day Out!
There’s so much to do to make a great day of it on the T7. Before getting on-board in Chepstow, the medieval Chepstow castle is a must-visit attraction. It was built in the 11th century and has a rich history. Folk can explore the castle grounds, towers and walls, and enjoy stunning views of the River Wye. Chepstow Museum is a great place to visit to learn more about Chepstow’s history. It’s located in a 19th-century townhouse and has exhibits on local history, archaeology, and natural history.
On-board the bus and stopping off at Bulwark and Thornwell are good for places to have a bite to eat or drink, in particular The Boat Inn in Thornwell which serves traditional British food and has a cosy atmosphere or the Riverside Inn in Bulwark which overlooks the River Severn and has a large beer garden.
Bristol, meanwhile, is crammed with adventures and interest. There’s the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge which spans the River Avon and offers fantastic views of Bristol. Folk can walk across the bridge or simply admire it from the Clifton Observatory. Gardens, meanwhile, is highly recommended and is home to over 400 species of animals, including lions, gorillas, and penguins. It’s a great place to visit with kids. The SS Great Britain is worth a visit to – this historic ship was launched in 1843 and was the first iron steamer to cross the Atlantic. You can explore the ship and learn about its history. Alternatively, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is fabulous and possesses a collection of art, archaeology, and natural history exhibits. It’s located in a beautiful building in the heart of Bristol. Bristol Harbour, meanwhile, is a fab place to stroll along the waterfront, admire the boats, and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants and cafes. Finally, Bristol is a great place to watch sport, with two football teams Bristol Rovers and Bristol City, as well as successful rugby union outfit, Bristol Bears (who groundshare with Bristol City). International and domestic cricket is also played in this fabulous city – the County Ground, being the home to Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.