On site, pop your head out over the boathouse balcony and catch the spectacular Severn Bore, or just the calming everyday rush of meandering water. Hit the heated pool or games room. Off site, stay in the present or go back in time and see the wonders of history and pre-history.
Walk the walled monastery garden pursued by ducks and peacocks at Prinknash Abbey, wander the classical cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral, constructed by St Ethelred in AD 681 to honour St Peter. Honour history and heritage further at the Soldiers of Gloucester Museum.
Taste the grape at the Three Choirs Vineyard. Head for the Victorian docks for eateries and outlets and a taste of old and new. Get a load of four floors of antiques at Gloucester Quays Antiques Centre or grab lungfuls of fresh air at the Robinswood Hill Country Park with its 30-mile views.
Pop out for a pint to the rustic Red Lion in Westbury-on-Severn, with its hearty roasts and real ales beneath traditional beams. Dining fine? It doesn’t get much finer than the Lords of the Manor, 5 North Street, the Butchers Arms or Le Champignon Sauvage, with five Michelin stars and just a few miles between them.