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Thornbury Heritage Trail


Thornbury & District Museum created a Thornbury Heritage Trail to mark the new millennium. It follows an easy pedestrian route around the historic town centre with an optional return along country footpaths.

The trail covers a total distance of 3.7 km (2¼ miles) and begins and ends at Silver Street next to the Town Hall. The whole trail takes about two hours, allowing for stops and small diversions, but with so much to see you may wish to allow more time. Alternatively, you could follow the two loops of the trail on separate occasions.

The trail around the town centre is mostly on paved paths & is easy walking with good wheelchair access. The part of the trail between way markers 31 & 38 follows established rural footpaths with some gates & stiles & it may be muddy & overgrown at times & is not suitable for wheelchairs.

The way-marked route starts outside the Town Hall in the High St where a bronze relief sculpture of the centre of Thornbury, The Spirit of Thornbury, is located. Additional historic sites bear a bronze plaque. The route follows a way-marked figure-of-eight path in two sections.

Volunteer museum staff update the Heritage Trail Information Boards and the Trail Guide to incorporate changes to the town since the trail was established.

The trail is defined on the ground by bronze plaques incorporating a trail logo. These are set in the pavement and show the direction to follow. Along country footpaths they are set into wooden posts.

Printed copies of the Trail Guide are available from the museum or from Horders for £2.00. Alternatively it can be downloaded for free from our web site below.

Silver Street, Thornbury BS35 2FN

Web: www.thornburymuseum.org.uk/2023/0...






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