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Three best places to see the solar eclipse in Gloucestershire

Posted on 20th March 2015

On Friday 20th March the UK will experience a partial solar eclipse when the moon will pass in front of the sun and blot out up to 98 percent of the sun’s disc.


This phenomenon will be occurring for the first time in 15 years from approximately 8.30am to 10.40am, and an eclipse like this will not take place over the UK again until 2081.

For people living in Gloucestershire or for those staying in cottages within the Forest of Dean we have compiled a list of some of the best places to see the solar eclipse.

Lydney Harbour

According to an article on the So Glos website, Lydney Harbour in the Forest of Dean is a great place to see the eclipse above the River Severn.

Cleeve Hill

Cleeve Hill in Cheltenham will offer visitors stunning views as well as the chance to see the town put into darkness when the partial solar eclipse occurs.

Ruardean Hill

Separating the River Severn and the River Wye, the Ruardean Hill’s summit is the highest point in the Forest of Dean and will offer spectacular views of the partial eclipse.


Image Credit: Jeff Barton (flickr.com)