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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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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Unearth your hidden talents in the Cotswolds Hills

Unearth your hidden talents in the Cotswolds Hills

Learn, laugh and liven up your weekend at one of numerous lifestyle courses offered at the glorious Farncombe Estate.

Location: Broadway, Worcestershire

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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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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Visit the home of the Dymock Poets in the Forest of Dean

Visit the home of the Dymock Poets in the Forest of Dean

In the quiet village of Dymock, literacy history was being made by six of the finest poets of the early 20th century.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Literature, film and TV
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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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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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Cotwolds pudding club

Cotwolds pudding club

Indulge with The Pudding Club

Location: Chipping Camden, Gloucestershire

Food and Drink
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Experience the wonders of the deep at the Dive Centre

Experience the wonders of the deep at the Dive Centre

Pay a visit to one of England's finest five sites offering all dives for complete beginners to experts.

Location: Chepstow, Gloucestershire

Countryside
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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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Escape to Winchcombe, the walking capital of the Cotswolds

Escape to Winchcombe, the walking capital of the Cotswolds

Explore an undiscovered side to the north Cotswolds by combining a tranquil stay in the ancient town of Winchcombe with some fantastic walking routes.

Location: Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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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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Chedworth Roman Villa

Chedworth Roman Villa

Discover 4th-century Roman England at Chedworth.

Location: Fossebridge, Gloucestershire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Enjoy the best of the West Country's culinary fare

Enjoy the best of the West Country's culinary fare

As if the Cotswolds weren't enough of a treat, get a taste for the local and refined at this gourmand's delight.

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Food and Drink
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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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Get to the heart of the crafty Cotswolds

Get to the heart of the crafty Cotswolds

Allow yourself to be dazzled – and perhaps, learn to dazzle yourself – at a place where art comes to life.

Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Culture
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Retrace the Cotswolds’ Arts and Crafts movement

Retrace the Cotswolds’ Arts and Crafts movement

Relive the Cotswolds’ rich Arts and Crafts traditions in Chipping Campden and Broadway and be inspired to be a modern day William Morris.

Location: Chipping Campden & Broadway, Gloucestershire

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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Enjoy a behind the scenes tour at the home of Gloucester Rugby

Enjoy a behind the scenes tour at the home of Gloucester Rugby

Make the most of your West Country Rugby World Cup trip to Gloucester and take in the medieval history, glorious waterways and rolling landscapes.

Location: Gloucester

Sport
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Gloucester Tourist Information Centre

Gloucester Tourist Information Centre

Providing outstanding customer service comes naturally at Gloucester Tourist Information Centre, with all staff being passionate about Gloucester and striving to go that extra mile.

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire

VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014 - Gold winners
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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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