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Located just 30 minutes outside of Gloucester is the market town of Dursley. Due to its railway station and access to the M5, Dursley is often championed as a commuter hotspot. However, there is much more to consider if you’re moving to the town.
Nestled in the Cotswolds, Dursley is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside the UK has to offer. You’re just a hop, skip, and a jump from stunning scenery and plentiful walks. Even better, it has one of the best pubs in Britain! The Old Spot was named Camra pub of the year in 2007 – the perfect place for a post-walk pitstop on a Sunday afternoon.
Moving to Dursley
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When moving house as a family one of the key aspects of any move is whether the area has good schools. The most local is Dursley Church of England Primary Academy. The school caters to children aged 2 to 11 and boasts class sizes of just 20, well below the national average.
Neighboring Cam is home to Cam Everlands Primary School and Cam Hopton Church of England Primary School, both catering to children aged 4 to 11. Cam also has Cam Woodfield Infant and Junior schools.
For children of secondary school age Rednock School is Dursley’s only school catering to children aged 11 to 18. Katharine Lady Berkley’s School is another mixed secondary, a 12-minute drive from Dursley.
In terms of independents there is The Acorn School and Beaudesert Park School in Nailsworth (7 miles). There are also independent schools located further afield in Stonehouse and Westonbirt.
Transport links Dursley
Cam and Dursley railway station serves both Dursley and the village of Cam. The station sits on the main Bristol to Birmingham line between the stops of Yate and Gloucester. Bus services 210 and 211 run from Dursley to the local train station. Destinations include Bristol Temple Meads, Cheltenham, Bath, Weymouth, and Southampton Central.
The M5 is just a short drive west of Dursley. The motorway stretches southerly down to Exeter, taking in the likes of Weston-super-Mare, Bridgwater, and Taunton. In the opposite direction the M5 snakes to Birmingham, with Gloucester, Cheltenham, and Worcester en route.