Gloucestershire is a rural county in the South West of England. this section features posts specifically to do with life in the county.

Gloucestershire Towns & Areas

Popular Gloucestershire Places including, towns cities and villages on our website

  • Gloucester – The main city in the county with lots of history.
  • Cheltenham – The best place for shopping in the county and foodie heaven.
  • Cotswolds – An AONB spanning the East of Gloucestershire with lots of hills and picturesque villages. The Cotswolds has many nice small towns and villages often with houses made from Cotswold stone. The towns include Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Chipping Norton, Dursley, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stroud and Winchcombe.
  • Forest of Dean – An ancient woodland in the west of the county and is a fantastic place to visit. The area is especially interesting for walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Cirencester – A nice town with a diverse history.
  • Tewkesbury – A town towards the north of the county whose centrepiece is an abbey.
  • Severn Vale – Also known as The Severn Valley, is the floodplain of the county and includes the villages along the river.
  • Coleford – A small market town which is a great base camp for exploring the Wye Valley.

Teckels Animal Sanctuaries

Teckels Animal Sanctuaries is a small, independent charity in Whitminster, Gloucestershire. Their animal rescue and rehoming centre is a charitable organisation, which cares for and rehabilitates homeless cats and dogs, Its main aim is to find these pets forever homes. Halloween dog show When? Saturday, 31 October 2020 from 11:00 – 15:00 Where? Fromebridge …

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Museum of Gloucester

Museum of Gloucester

The Museum of Gloucester on Brunswick road in the city is a great place to visit. Especially for those keen to learn about local history. The Museum is a fantastic educational resource about the historical aspects of the cities past. Visitors can learn about recent history, the English civil war and The Roman Heritage of …

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Gloucestershire Gateway Trust

Gloucestershire Gateway Trust

Gloucestershire Gateway Trust is a community development and regeneration charity, supporting communities and community organisations across Gloucestershire. We are working towards a world of welcoming communities, comprising of motivated and connected people living in neighbourhoods that are welcoming and caring. Gloucestershire Gateway Trust is a community development charity, launched in 2007 to deliver the vision …

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Full English Breakfast Gloucester

Breakfast or Brunch in Gloucester

There are many options for eating breakfast or brunch in Gloucester including many that serve traditional full English breakfasts. Bacon, sausage and egg sandwiches to baguettes are a popular option for takeout to the office or work site. Some others serve healthy options to start the day including healthy juice bars or organic cereals. Vegans …

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The Foodie Card

Pershore Patty – The Foodie Card

The Pershore Patty Foodie Card® brings independent Gloucestershire food and drink businesses together with foodies looking for great places to visit. By supporting them we’re supporting the local economy and circulating the money between our local shops and restaurants which helps our community to thrive. This card is ideal for those that enjoy to eat …

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The New Inn Paranormal

Paranormal Gloucestershire, Ghosts, Hauntings & Haunted Places

@aboutglos has always had an interest in the paranormal. However have recently been watching some great TV shows relating to the topic. My interest started after hearing campfire stories when younger, some ghost stories were really terrifying. Through life, I have experienced a few unexplainable events including some in Gloucestershire. The last one being odd …

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Walk From Edge To Haresfield

Walk From Edge To Haresfield

The Walk from Edge to Haresfield is a special walk across the beacon and through some very nice woodland. @aboutglos utilised the local bus service to get to and from this walk, this time travelling from Stroud on the 66 bus, it is also doable on the 63 bus also. The bus travels between Gloucester …

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Gloucestershire Hour is also known as #gloshour and is a networking hour for local people on twitter. A variety of companies and organisations join in sharing their products, opinions and services as well as sharing each other’s tweets. When is #gloshour Glos Hour takes place on a Wednesday evening at 8 pm on Twitter, if …

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Walk Rodborough To Stroud

Walk From Rodborough To Stroud

I happened to be at a meeting in Rodborough near to the Prince Albert Pub. When I passed by it was too early and unfortunately closed at the time. I decided rather than navigating public transport that I would take a walk on the common, then back to Stroud to grab lunch. Walk On Rodborough …

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Cannop Ponds

Cannop Ponds

Cannop Ponds are two large ponds, located to the north of Parkend in the Forest of Dean and not far from the Speechhouse Hotel. The ponds, and surrounding area, are a popular destination for tourists, walkers and off-road cyclists. There is a car park for visitors to park in which has picnic tables nearby. Cannop …

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Graham's bakery, bread making courses Gloucester

Gloucester Bakeries

There are many independent bakeries in Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds and Forest of Dean. They all bake their own speciality bread some even do cakes also. Bread comes in many forms from artisan white slice loaves to healthier brown wholegrain loaves or rolls. Some bake seeded batches and the @aboutglos favourite the malted loaf. Some bakeries have …

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Tigers Eye Restaurant Gloucester

Tigers Eye Restaurant

I finally visited Tigers Eye Restaurant in Gloucester after hearing lots of good things about their hot stone dishes. Tigers Eye is the first Hot Rock Grill restaurant in the city occupying the two floors of The Old Bell a listed Inn dating back to the 17th Century. It is located on Southgate Street not …

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Introduce Yourself

Introduce Yourself is a new post for the @aboutglos website for #gloshour regulars. I am adding a few to get it started so if i have missed you or you want to change text get in touch. Introduce your business/organisation including what you consider to be your top product/service. Include a picture, website link to …

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Hatton Court Hotel

Hatton Court Hotel

The Hatton Court Hotel provides a handy rest-stop in its Cotswolds location in the village in Upton St.Leonard’s near to Gloucester. The building was originally constructed in the ’20s and became a hotel in the 1950s. The restaurant and bar provide a menu of light bites, traditional Sunday roasts and afternoon teas. They can host …

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European Food Shops

There are many options for shopping for European food in Gloucestershire, this guide features those that @aboutglos knows about. There are many East European shops including those specialising in Polish, Czech, Romanian, Hungarian and Lithuanian food products. To suggest a business for inclusion comment below or use our contact form. Shops For European Food CzechLand …

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Rodborough Walks near the fort

Rodborough Common

@aboutglos thoroughly enjoyed a walk on Rodborough Common then beyond, there are many routes that people can walk mainly started from their designated car parks. Rodborough Common Rodborough Common is over 250 acres in size and is designated as biological and geological Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) …

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