Step back in time this autumn with a stay in our historic hotel
Article published on: August 31, 2023
There’s so much more to The Greenway than just a luxurious autumnal stay, with a rich and fascinating history to uncover, contained within the Elizabethan manor, your stay in our magnificent historic hotel will be truly special…
A luxurious and elegant history
Set within eight acres of stunning Cotswolds countryside, our historic hotel dates all the way back to the 16th century. Originally built in 1584 by William Lawrence, a wealthy wool merchant, the Lawrence family owned the estate for over 200 years, where it underwent multiple expansions and renovations.
In 1946, the house was sold and converted into a hotel, and has hosted a number of notable guests over the years, including Winston Churchill, Agatha Christie, and the Beatles. The historic hotel offers a unique opportunity to experience the history and luxury of the Cotswolds.
Immerse yourself in Cotswolds history
Want to learn more about the local history during your autumn stay with us? Visit these 3 places to unlock historical secrets, expand your knowledge and immerse yourself in all things Cotswolds history.
1. The Museum of Gloucester
What better way to learn about local history than at The Museum of Gloucester. Home to an immense collection of archaeological treasures including the world-famous Birdlip Mirror, impressive Roman tombstones and the Gloucester Tables Set, the oldest complete backgammon set in the world, this is a great opportunity to get up close to rare historical artefacts.
2. Gloucester Cathedral
Just a short drive away from our historic hotel, you will find one of Britain’s greatest buildings, Gloucester Cathedralwhich represents over 1,300 years of Christian heritage. With a history dating back to 681 A.D, there’s plenty to unpack here. Wander around the beautiful Cathedral, discover the tomb of King Edward II, and if you’re a Harry Potter fan, get some pictures in the main areas where the sixth movie was filmed.
The Cathedral is open daily, entry is by donation, and all are welcome.
3. Gloucester Docks
During your stay at our historic hotel, why not explore the Victorian Gloucester Docks for the ultimate family day out? Home to the award-winning National Waterways Museum, which documents the intriguing 200 year history of the docks and the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal.
Gloucester Docks is also home to the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, where you can uncover the lives of local soldiers from the last 300 years, look at army uniforms and even peer into a First World War trench. After you’ve soaked up all the local history, enjoy a bit of retail therapy at designer outlet Gloucester Quays to round off your day.
This autumn, we invite you to experience the luxury and history of the Greenway Hotel. With its stunning Cotswold setting and fascinating past, the hotel is the perfect place to relax, unwind and learn about local history as it sits nearby some of Gloucester’s most famous historical locations.