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

  • 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.
  • Forest of Dean – An ancient woodland in the West of the county.
  • Cirencester – A nice town with a diverse history.
  • Tewkesbury – A town towards the north of the county whose centrepiece is an abbey.
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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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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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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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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Toby Carvery

Toby Carvery

The Toby carvery in Gloucester AKA The Dog at Over is a family friendly restaurant and pub located just outside the city. They specialise is serving roast dinners all day every day at their carvery. From experience you can choose from a choice of meats including combinations then serve your own vegetables. Meats usually include …

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Facial specialist Cheltenham

Sonia Norman Facial Specialist

Introducing Sonia Normal Facials and Therapies in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Sonia is a specialist in anti-ageing facial treatments and describes herself as a facialist. She has over fifteen years of experience in skincare and medical aesthetics. Sonia aims to get “dramatic” results for her customers by using the perfect treatment for them. Treatments often involve using …

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St Oswold's Anglo-Saxon Minster & Medieval Priory

St Oswold’s Priory

St Oswold’s Priory is located not far from Gloucester Cathedral on Archdeacon Street, it is easy to spot if walking towards the old Cattle Market site. I have passed many times and had a quick look but this time had a good read of the notice and look around at the ruins. The remaining wall …

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The Turks Head Pub in Gloucester

The Turks Head Inn

The Turks Head Inn on Southgate Street in Gloucester is a new find for @aboutglos, shocked I haven’t popped in before. This pub is a unique venue with a funny set of rules on the outside and eclectic décor inside. The Turks Head Inn The pub has both inside and outside seating, there are a …

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The Wilderness Centre

The Wilderness Centre

The Wilderness Centre in Mitcheldean in The Forest of Dean is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019 and are launching an exciting Summer Programme of events and activities. The Wilderness Centre is a historic stately home nestled within 30 acres of private grounds with forest, fields and its own stone circle, commanding spectacular views over …

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Coleford Butchers

Food Shops in Coleford

After my recent camping holiday in the Forest of Dean, I become familiar with the different food shops in Coleford. There was plenty of choice from some supermarkets to the more traditional food shops like butchers, delicatessen and bakers. The town provided everything we needed as well as some delicious locally produced extras. Supermarkets The …

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