A to Z of the DeanWye: M is for…


Minsterworth is a village in GloucestershireUK. It lies on the border of the City of Gloucester, on the north bank of the River Severn (effectively on the western side of the river) and on the A48 road between Gloucester and Chepstow.

The village has a long history, at one stage being owned by the rebellious baron Simon de Montfort. Its economy used to be heavily involved with salmonfishing in the Severn, as illustrated by a carving in the local church of three salmon caught in a fishing net. Fishing for elvers remains an important activity.

Minsterworth is reportedly one of the longest villages (in distance) in Europe (according to Wikipedia)

The village is one of the best places to view the Severn Bore, where people can be seen surfing and water skiing from the local water ski club.

Maize Maze

The Maize Mazes are planted each year in April and reach ‘Maze’ height in mid July. The 3 Maize Mazes are open from mid July to early September They are suitable for all ages. They are pushchair friendly. Dogs are allowed in the Maize Mazes. The large, medium and small Mazes provide an unusual and entertaining challenge for all ages. Mazes have a Trivia Quiz, Look Out Towers and Hidden Objects. This year theme is Darth Vader maize 12 acres of maize maze.


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