Bay Prince Of Wales Hotel
At a glance
The Bay Prince of Wales is an intimate 39-bedroom hotel full of character and charm, providing an ideal base for exploring the scenic local area. This welcoming hotel was awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2014 and continues to offer relaxing accommodation combined with exceptional service and value for money to its customers.
Each of the hotel’s bedrooms is furnished to a high standard and guests have the option of upgrading to one of the stylish Standard Plus rooms. These have been newly refurbished for added comfort. The hotel’s restaurant, lounge and bar areas similarly offer attractive surroundings to unwind in with an extensive bar menu served during lunchtimes and evenings. With a cosy atmosphere, delicious food, local ales and friendly, attentive service, the Prince of Wales Hotel offers guests a home away from home in a beautiful area renowned for its rolling hills and golden stone.
The hotel hosts its own evening programme of live acts, with vocalists, instrumentalists and comics to keep guests entertained until the early hours. In the summer months, guests can sit out on the attractive patio area or enjoy the idyllic setting of the substantial landscaped gardens.
There’s plenty for visitors to see and do close by, with the hotel just minutes from the centre of historic Berkeley. The majestic Berkeley Castle is a 5-minute drive and well worth a visit, set in 6,000 acres of breath taking countryside. Built to keep out the Welsh, this magnificent fortress comes with all the trimmings: a plethora of murder holes, arrow slits and gigantic barred doors. Dr Jenner’s house, where the pioneer of the smallpox vaccination Edward Jenner lived and worked, is 5 minutes away, and the fascinating Purton ship’s graveyard just a few minutes further on. This is a truly unique experience with the largest British collection of maritime artefacts sitting on the foreshore for all to encounter.
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The hotel has 39 rooms split across two room types, offering different levels of facility. All rooms feature a comfy bed, television, en suite and tea and coffee making facilities as standard, with additional amenities in higher graded rooms, please click the individual room types below for more information. A number of rooms have step free access and a number are adapted for guests with disabilities, please ask about this when booking.
Standard Plus Room
Bay Prince of Wales Hotel
Directions: We are conveniently located just off the A38, via the M5 from the south, take J14 onto the B4509 towards Dursley and then turn right onto the A38 and the hotel will be on the right after about 5 miles. Travelling from the north on the M5 take J13 onto the A419 towards Berkeley and turn left onto the A38 and the hotel will be on your left after 6 miles.The Prince of Wales Hotel has a car park with plenty of off-road parking adjacent to the hotel
The castle has lots of rooms and ruins to visit, as well as a number of events throughout the year. A tour of the castle will take you through the Keep, which is the oldest part of the building (12th century). King Edward II was imprisoned and murdered at Berkeley Castle and The King's Gallery, with the cell and the dungeon, is open to visitors. One of the centrepieces of the castle is the Great Hall and Armoury, where Kings and Queens would have regularly dined. Dating back to the 14th century, this huge, impressive hall measures 32 feet high and 62 feet long.
Also known as the Purton Hulks, the Purton Ships Graveyard is the remains of numerous abandoned ships that were deliberately beached next to the River Severn to reinforce the riverbanks. With a total of 81 vessels, the graveyard represents the biggest collection of maritime artefacts on mainland Britain today.
The home of the famous Edward Jenner, this museum and garden takes us back in time to relive one of the pivotal events in the history of the world. Edward Jenner lived in the house from 1785 and is, of course, famous for pioneering the smallpox vaccination, which less than 200 years later would eradicate the disease. The museum is home to an amazing collection, showcasing important history relating to smallpox and Edward Jenner himself
The museum is packed with Forest Dean and Severn & Wye railway artefacts, and is dedicated to preserving this memorabilia of the local railways. In 2010, the museum celebrated 40 years of the formation of the Dean Forest Railway Society, as well as the 200th anniversary of the opening of the railway line between Parkend and Lydney. The museum is at ground level and, therefore, easily accessible to wheelchair users.
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