Welcome to the @aboutglos visitor guide to all the nice things to do in the county. This website strives to be a one-stop resource for all things Gloucestershire. Included on this website is information about all aspects of life in the county.
Popular Places to Visit
- Gloucester – Guide to the counties main 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 nice views.
- Tourist Attractions – Popular places and visitor attractions to visit, see or do.
What’s Special About Gloucestershire?
Located in the South West of England, it is a rural county with rivers, forests, hills and lots of farmland.
Best things to see or do in Gloucestershire
My personal 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 very nice 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 summers day evening. It has great 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 as well as their food.
My favourite park happens to be 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 make for some great hiking. The scenery is beautiful and so wild.
Best of The Cotswolds
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village in the Cotswolds located on the River Windrush. The village is known for its low bridges and traditional stone houses. The village has many attractions as well as 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 a great 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.
Gloucestershire hour which is a weekly networking event on social media. The #gloshour site also has a free advert directory for the counties companies, you can add using the form on the website. These adverts will be cross-promoted on our other sites where appropriate.