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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Corinium Dobunnorum: the original Roman town

Corinium Dobunnorum: the original Roman town

Travel through every era in Cirencester's history, from Stone Age to Civil War.

Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Budget
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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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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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Cotwolds pudding club

Cotwolds pudding club

Indulge with The Pudding Club

Location: Chipping Camden, Gloucestershire

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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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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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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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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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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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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Chedworth Roman Villa

Chedworth Roman Villa

Discover 4th-century Roman England at Chedworth.

Location: Fossebridge, Gloucestershire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Experience rock climbing in the picturesque Wye Valley

Experience rock climbing in the picturesque Wye Valley

The spectacular Wye Valley cliffs offer a unique and beautiful playground for what is now one of the UK's largest participation sports.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Extreme Sports
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Get an authentic taste of Cotswolds farm life

Get an authentic taste of Cotswolds farm life

Ever fancied trying your hand at making your own sausages? Be part of a traditional farming experience at Old Farm, near Moreton in Marsh.

Location: Moreton In Marsh , Gloucestershire

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Hidcote Manor Gardens

Hidcote Manor Gardens

Forget about the outside world for a few hours.

Location: Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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Take a tour of Gloucester Cathedral's Gothic Tower

Take a tour of Gloucester Cathedral's Gothic Tower

Ancient, spectacular and a beautifully serene place to visit, the Cathedral is one of the most magnificent Gothic buildings in the world.

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Cheltenham Regency Spa Town

Cheltenham Regency Spa Town

The perfect place to explore and base yourself for a Cotswold sojourn.

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Culture
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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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Sudeley Castle

Sudeley Castle

Dubbed the most romantic castle in England.

Location: Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

Castles and Historic Properties
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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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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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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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