Gloucestershire

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.

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

Geographical Areas Of Gloucestershire

  • The Cotswolds – The Cotswolds is a rural hilly AONB containing 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.
  • The Forest of Dean – The Forest of Dean is an ancient woodland in the west of the county and is a fantastic place to visit especially for walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Severn Vale – Also known as The Severn Valley/ is the floodplain of the county and includes the villages along the river.

Towns & Cities

  • Cheltenham –
  • Tewkesbury –
  • Gloucester
  • Cirencester –
  • Stroud –
  • Cinderford –
  • Coleford –
  • Lydney –

Large Villages

Hardwicke

Winchcombe – Winchcombe is a Cotswold town not far from Cheltenham.

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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Kitcot Inn Newent

The Kilcot Inn

The Kilcot Inn in Newent is a welcoming independently owned pub, producing good food with local ingredients. The Inn has 4 very high standard accommodation rooms for guests to stay which are rated four-star by the AA. The Kilcot Inn This pub was totally derelict a few years ago. It was bought by a local …

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The New Inn Paranormal

Paranormal Gloucestershire

@aboutglos has always had an interest in the paranormal and 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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#gloshour

#gloshour

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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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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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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