Welcome to the RJ @aboutglos visitor guide to all the pleasant things to do in Gloucestershire. My blog about all things Gloucestershire. This guide is for locals and tourists to highlight the best things about Gloucestershire. This ranges from the best restaurants, pubs, attractions and walking locations.
Popular Places to Visit in Gloucestershire
- Gloucester – Guide to the county’s major settlement, a city steeped in history dating back to Roman times.
- Cheltenham – About the spa town and what to see or do.
- Forest of Dean – All about the stunning ancient woodland and the nearby Wye Valley AONB.
- Restaurants – The best options for eating out in Gloucestershire, there are countless culinary styles to enjoy in the county.
- Pubs – Places to go for a drink in the county to suit all lifestyles, including those with beer gardens and marvellous views.
- Tourist Attractions – Popular places and visitor attractions to visit, see or do.
What’s Special About Gloucestershire?
Gloucestershire is the South West of England. It is a rural county with rivers, forests, hills and lots of farmland. The county has a few larger towns and the city of Gloucester. The county has a history dating back long before Roman times. Many of the county’s attractions date from the Roman, Norman, Tudor and The Georgian periods.
Best things to see or do in Gloucestershire
My opinion of the best aspects of the county, including things to do and places to visit.
Greek on the docks is a fantastic place to eat out on the waterfront of the historic docks. A delightful place to go for a date-night. They serve a range of foods from the Greek Islands, including fish and meat. They have a great selection of wines to accompany meals and provide a great atmosphere to enjoy your visit.
The Pilot Inn beer garden is a magnificent place to be on a hot summer’s day evening. It has magnificent views, a fun vibe, and near the countryside.
A great place to have a Sunday afternoon walk in some interesting farmland.
The Cathedral has to be my most photographed and favourite place to visit. The building is stunning to look at from the outside, especially when having lunch on the grounds on a sunny day. The interior is very special with some amazing cloisters, an impressive organ and lots of history to learn about.
Although part of a nationwide chain, Brewhouse & Kitchen in the Docks has to be my top choice for a beer. They have comfy seats inside and more outside overlooking the canal. Their beer selection is fantastic and their food is delicious.
My favourite park is Pittville Park in Cheltenham, a beautiful place. The park has it all, some beautiful architecture, lakes and is well maintained. It is also home to the Pittville Pump House, a historic building that is the icing on the cake for the area.
The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean combined are great destinations for hiking. The scenery is beautiful and so wild and walking here never gets old.
Best of The Cotswolds
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village in the Cotswolds on the River Windrush. People know the village for its low bridges and traditional stone houses. The village has many attractions and great places to dine out.
Top Tourist Attraction
Dean Forest Railway is a great day out to suit most tastes. Train enthusiast will be in heaven, museums for those that like history and stunning scenery. Foodies will have an exceptional experience with cakes, afternoon tea and top local eateries.
Gloucestershire is great for an adventure weekend away or longer break. Stay under canvas and walk or cycle exploring the beautiful surroundings. Other adventurous activities are on offer from canoeing to target sports.
I host #gloshour also known as Gloucestershire hour, which is a weekly networking event on social media. This takes place every Wednesday on twitter and is a great opportunity to connect with other Gloucestershire companies.
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