Gloucestershire

Elegant spa and market towns and stately homes presiding over rolling, green landscapes. Welcome to Gloucestershire. Trek between the honey-hued clusters that make up the picture-perfect Cotswold villages or cycle off the beaten track through oaks and beeches in the huge Forest of Dean – brake for wild boar and roe deer! Gloucestershire towns will give you glimpses of regency high life and medieval market squares. This west county's lively sporting calendar is packed with high-end horse races, county cricket and even annual Double Gloucester cheese rolling.

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Take part in the Cotswolds & Severn Vale circular cycling tour

Take part in the Cotswolds & Severn Vale circular cycling tour

Cotswolds Tourism have launched a circular cycling holiday tour, so you to spend a week exploring the Cotswolds and the Severn Vale, with optional day routes along the way.

Location: Gloucestershire, Cotswolds

Countryside
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Go wild for the nature and wildlife of the Cotswolds

Go wild for the nature and wildlife of the Cotswolds

Experience the wild beauty of Batsford Arboretum in Moreton in Marsh and the sight of rare birds of prey soaring over the surrounding Cotswolds hills.

Location: Moreton In Marsh, Gloucestershire

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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Uncover the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

Uncover the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

For lovers of the great outdoors, the Sculpture Trail at Beechenhurst showcases giant pieces created from materials you might find in the Forest.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Outdoor art and sculpture
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Tame your own dragon at the Forest of Dean’s Dragon Festival

Tame your own dragon at the Forest of Dean’s Dragon Festival

Get hands on with baby dragons and learn dragonology as ‘Alchemy Entertainment’ takes over the Dean Heritage Centre for the whole weekend.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Culture
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Chavenage House

Chavenage House

Take an intimate tour of the house with the current owner and get all the juicy gossip.

Location: Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Heart-pumping mountain biking in the Forest of Dean

Heart-pumping mountain biking in the Forest of Dean

Feel the adrenaline flow through you as you experience downhill mountain bike tracks in the Forest of Dean.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Cycling
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A weekend in Gloucestershire

A weekend in Gloucestershire

From Double Gloucester to Harry Potter.

Location: Gloucestershire

Countryside
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Tetbury Woolsack Race

Tetbury Woolsack Race

This is undoubtedly one of England's strangest sports, but its tradition dates back to the 17th-century.

Location: Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Budget
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Discover the setting for ‘The White Queen’ TV drama series

Discover the setting for ‘The White Queen’ TV drama series

See where the penultimate battle of the Wars of the Roses took place at Tewkesbury, discovering the story behind Philippa Gregory’s ‘The White Queen’.

Location: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Culture
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Sudeley Castle

Sudeley Castle

Dubbed the most romantic castle in England.

Location: Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Family cycling & wildlife spotting in the Forest of Dean

Family cycling & wildlife spotting in the Forest of Dean

Whatever your age or ability, the Forest of Dean cycle trails will take you on an adventure deep into the forest.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Cycling
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Go shopping for retro clothes on a Cotswolds vintage tour

Go shopping for retro clothes on a Cotswolds vintage tour

Visit the Cotswolds and discover vintage treasures on a carefully designed retro-themed driving tour.

Location: Tewkesbury or Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Unique Experiences
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Seek out wild garlic flowers amongst Gloucestershire’s woodland

Seek out wild garlic flowers amongst Gloucestershire’s woodland

Wild garlic flowers are pretty little things to spot on a summer’s ramble in the Cotswolds, and make for a delicious addition to your salad bowl.

Location: The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

Picturesque places
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Enjoy an exhilarating white water adventure on the river Wye

Enjoy an exhilarating white water adventure on the river Wye

Paddle one of the most idyllic rivers in the country, with fast rapid waters that are guaranteed to excite experienced water enthusiasts.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Watersports
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Discover a vibrant arts scene within the Forest of Dean

Discover a vibrant arts scene within the Forest of Dean

Discover a cultural scene that really breathes life in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Outdoor art and sculpture
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Snowshill Manor

Snowshill Manor

From suits of Samurai armour to antique bicycles of all shapes and sizes, there are about 22,000 reasons to take a nose round Snowshill Manor.

Location: Snowshill, Gloucestershire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Chedworth Roman Villa

Chedworth Roman Villa

Discover 4th-century Roman England at Chedworth.

Location: Fossebridge, Gloucestershire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Spoil yourself with a bit of luxury at Ellenborough Hotel

Spoil yourself with a bit of luxury at Ellenborough Hotel

Even fussy types will find their every fancy and fantasy is well catered for at Cheltenham’s Ellenborough Hotel.

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Discover Laurie Lee Country

Discover Laurie Lee Country

A gorgeous, unspoiled corner of the Cotswolds.

Location: Slad Valley, Gloucestershire

Literature, film and TV
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Don’t be afraid to make a splash at Cotswold Water Park

Don’t be afraid to make a splash at Cotswold Water Park

Cotswold Water Park has more than 150 lakes to choose from – offering all kinds of watersports. Take your pick!

Location: The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

Picturesque places

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