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Gloucestershire, Visitor & Tourism Guide



Home to much of the Cotswolds, possibly the UK's most famous Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Gloucestershire pulls in huge numbers of domestic and international holiday makers. Some of the prettiest villages and towns in the UK are located here. Great walking country and packed with historical attractions. Even has an annual cheese rolling event. The county town is Gloucester.

In South West England. Surrounded by the counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. Across the border in Wales is Monmouthshire. South west is Bristol City.

In addition to the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), over in the west there's a section of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to enjoy. Gloucestershire creeps into the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) at Bromsberrow, too.

Gloucester is the county's major city but there are plenty of other towns in which to base yourself for a Gloucestershire/Cotswolds holiday. Cheltenham, Stroud, Cirencester, Tewkesbury, Stow-on-the-Wold, Winchcombe and Chipping Campden are all exceptional places.

Villages, for which the county is well known, can be mesmerising. Try Bibury, Northleach, Lower Slaughter, Bourton-on-the-Water and Snowshill.

For culture, we'd recommend Corinium Museum and Gloucester Cathedral, for historical buildings head for Dyrham Park House, Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucester Cathedral, , Sudeley Castle, Hailes Abbey, Cirencester St John the Baptist Church, Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre, Berkeley Castle and Snowshill Manor.

If you're looking for wildlife and nature, the county has two exceptional attractions in Slimbridge Wetland Centre and Westonbirt Arboretum.

If you want to walk off a meal from one of the county's many great pubs try Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, Cotswold Way, Westonbirt Arboretum and Dyrham Park Deer Park.

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External Links
www.visit-gloucestershire.co.uk
www.cotswolds.com
www.visitforestofdean.co.uk
en.wikipedia.org

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Gloucester Cathedral

Located in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

One of the UK's finest examples of Perpendicular Gothic architecture. The site of a former Saxon abbey dating from 681. Benedictine monastery from the eleventh century. Consecrated St. Peter’s Abbey in 1100. Henry III cr...

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Barrow Wake

Located in Birdlip, Gloucestershire, South West England, England

Approximately 5.7 miles away.

A popular and breathtaking viewpoint in the Cotswolds AONB, Gloucestershire taking in the Malvern Hills, Severn Valley and the Forest of Dean. As one of the plaques says in the extensive car park, 'Over 500 million years...

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Pittville Park

Located in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, South West England, England

Approximately 7.6 miles away.

Cheltenham's largest park and home to the Pittville Pump Room. Created, along with the Pump Room, in the early part of the nineteenth century by the banker Joseph Pitt...

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Edward Hotel, Gloucester
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 25; Rates: £45 - £85 Per Night

Built in the 1890s, this Grade II Victorian townhouse hotel offers comfortable, well-appointed accommodation at great-value rates just a short stroll from Gloucester city centre...

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Station Hotel, Gloucestershire
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 21; Rates: £37 - £196 Per Night

This comfortable hotel offers value for money with competitive rates and a convenient location next to the train and bus stations and only a few minutes walk from the town centre and its many attractions...

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The New Inn, Gloucester
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 33; Rates: £47 - £171 Per Night

Right in the heart of Gloucester, this 15th-century inn is rich in original character and traditional charm, with wooden beams, classic English food and up to 10 different real ales...

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