Gloucestershire is a county like no other, comprising part of the Cotswold Hills, part of the valley of the River Severn and the entire Forest of Dean. So, it will come as no surprise that visitors to this magnificent county are never short of things to do.Read More
The city of Gloucester, whilst just outside of the Cotswolds, is always worth a day trip as there is lots to do. Museum lovers will be spoilt for choice with the Museum of Gloucester, the Jet Age Museum and Nature in Art Gallery. Also not to be missed, are the Soldiers of Gloucester Museum and The National Waterways Museum, from where you can also explore the Cathedral where Harry Potter was filmed, along with shops, restaurants and cafes sprawled over fifteen renovated Victorian warehouses.
After a busy day pounding the streets of this wonderful city you will be glad to retreat back to your Gloucestershire holiday cottage where you can kick back and relax with a glass of something chilled.
There is plenty more to explore in the delightful villages of Gloucestershire. The Grade 1 listed Sudeley Castle, situated close to the medieval market town of Winchcombe, is a delight for gardening lovers with 10 notable gardens covering some 15 acres of the 1,200 acre estate.
This whole area is awash with National Trust properties from the Arts and Crafts-inspired garden at Hidcote to the Tudor hunting lodge of Newark Park with views across the Ozleworth valley and Mendip Hills beyond. The garden of Snowshill Manor, designed by Charles Wade and Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, is yet another Arts and Crafts inspired delight.
Gloucestershire is lucky enough to be home to the artistic market town of Nailsworth, nestled in one of the Stroud Valleys. Another nearby, and equally beautiful, market town is Wotton-under-Edge which can be reached on foot via the Cotswold Way long distance footpath. This is a lovely place to walk especially if you’ve brought your dog to one of our dog friendly cottages in the Cotswolds.
So from the spires of Gloucester Cathedral to the rolling countryside and phenomenal National Trust gardens, visitors to the delightful Cotswold towns and villages of Gloucestershire will certainly not be disappointed.
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