About Gloucestershire

There is so much to enjoy here in Gloucestershire including beautiful countryside, arts, theatre, sports, eating out and shopping. With good links to the southwest, within easy travelling distance of Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff, London is only 2 hours away and there are good connections to the rest of the country.

Gloucestershire offers over 500 square miles of designated areas of outstanding natural beauty. This includes parts of the Cotswolds, the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean.

Gloucester is a vibrant, multi-cultural city and is home to one of the finest medieval buildings in the country, Gloucester Cathedral. The Cathedral has formed the backdrop for many scenes in Dr. Who and Harry Potter.

Next to the historic docks of Gloucester you can find Gloucester Quays, a shopping and restaurant experience only a 5 minute walk from Gloucester city centre, Gloucester’s busiest tourist attraction and home to various festivals and events throughout the year.

Cheltenham Spa, only a 20 minute drive from Gloucester is home to Cheltenham Race Course, Georgian architecture, the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and the Times Literature Festival, Sandford Lido, theatres, the Pittville pump rooms and lovely parks and gardens. As well as great options for shopping, socialising and eating out.

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