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On the road from Bristol to Gloucester the village of Alveston is well used to people passing through on route to these two cities and, within easy reach of both it has become a very desirable location from which to commute. People also pass through the town on route to Monmouthshire in South Wales, across the Severn Bridge. Given the convenience of the location it is perhaps unsurprising that the village grew up around an old coaching inn, which is still there today and which is typical of Alveston hotels, establishments for which good home-spun hospitality is borne from centuries of practice.

Main sites of interest in the village include the 18th century St Helen's church and there are parks, shops and pubs to explore. Just a mile away is the town of Thornbury, noted for its Britain in Bloom awards and for the 12th century St Mary's Church, the oldest building in the town. This is not the most famous historic building however, an honour which belongs to Thornbury Castle built as the home of the 3rd Duke of Buckingham, Edward Stafford, noted adversary of Henry VIII and who was executed by Cardinal Wolsey for plotting against the Tudor king. Henry and 2nd wife Anne Boleyn stayed here subsequently for a short period.

Thornbury Castle is now a luxury hotel and while not all Alveston hotels can claim such grandeur and important history there are plenty of opportunities to immerse oneself in the history and culture of the region by staying in one of the historic coaching inns in and around the village. In many ways these represent the best of all possible worlds for accommodation, with dining and drinks available on site within charming traditional environments and comfortable rooms which are well equipped with modern amenities yet retain a sense of history and character.