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  • Indian-Jazz Artist Debuts at The Pheasantry

    Indian-Jazz Artist Debuts at The Pheasantry

    Chelsea

    Coming straight from the main stage of WOMAD where she sang with Malmsbury Schools and Bollywood Brass Band, Unnati will appear for the first time at …more

  • PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

    PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

    Gloucester

    Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austens notorious heroine. When Elizabeth meets the terse…more

  • Bristol Male Voice Choir & The Frampton Shantymen

    Bristol Male Voice Choir & The Frampton Shantymen

    Winterbourne

    The well-known Bristol Male Voice Choir have been together for almost 50 years, performing in the UK, Eastern Europe, and New York as well as Bristol.…more

  • Rony Plesl: Sacred Geometry

    Rony Plesl: Sacred Geometry

    London

    Internationally acclaimed Czech designer Rony Plesl creates a unique glass installation inspired by the idea of Sacred Geometry, a universal language …more

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One of the more laid back English counties, old Gloucestershire has a particularly English charm, seemingly unworried about marketing its features in the same way that its neighbor, the Cotswolds, does so well. A county of rustic stone villages, elegant Regency architecture and gothic cathedrals, as well as the obligatory landscape of rolling pastures, forests and walking trails, Gloucestershire would seem to have it all.

That includes a fascinating history; Gloucester and Cirencester were important roman cities and were at the epicenter of the Roman roads networks which had a huge impact on the layout of the whole United Kingdom. As such there a number of fascinating Roman sites worth a visit (such as Chedworth Roman Villa) in both cities and throughout the county.

The region also became a part of Mercia, the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom and then later, in the Middle Ages became a hub for the wool trade. As such there are hundreds of impressive historic sites across the county, from the historic houses and castles such as Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe, Berkeley Castle, Snowhill Manor, or Rodmarton Manor. Other highlights include the Tudor country house of Thornbury Castle, the 15th century Southam de la Bere mansion and the magnificent mansion and estate of the Beauforts in Great Badminton.

Also essential to visit are the Pittville Pump Room in the Regency Spa Town of Cheltenham, the spectacular abbey in Tewkesbury, the church in Circencester and the cathedral of Gloucester. Others come for the Cheltenham Races, or to stroll around the gorgeous waterways and the National Waterways Museum in the historic Gloucester Docks. Lastly, there are the scenic wonders of the countryside with the tiny stone villages, green fields and the beeches and oaks of the Forest and Dean. A charming county.

Days Out & Attractions

Attractions in Gloucestershire

Fun days out in Gloucestershire

Enjoy a fun filled and fantastic day out for all the family at a range of attractions in Gloucestershire, including theme parks, castles, zoos, museums and historic houses.

Zoos & Safari Parks in Gloucestershire

Zoos & Safari Parks

Get close-up and personal with a wild animal at a zoo or safari park in Gloucestershire.

Theme Parks in Gloucestershire

Theme Parks

Thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters at a theme park in Gloucestershire.

Museums in Gloucestershire

Museums

Love British history?Come and take a stroll through the ages at a local museum.

Art galleries in Gloucestershire

Art Galleries

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, enjoy art at its very best.

Experiences

Experiences

Want to try your hand at something completely different? Try an experience...

Updated: 23/08/2019 04:43:58

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