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 to visit, including towns, cities and villages.

  • Gloucester – The principal city in the county with lots of history.
  • Cheltenham – The best place for shopping in the county and foodie heaven. They also have lots of festivals and events to visit.
  • 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 county’s west and is a fantastic place to visit. The area is especially interesting for walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts.
  • 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.

Five Valleys Market in Stroud

Five Valleys is a shopping centre in Stroud‘s heart which is currently undergoing a major renovation. What’s completed so far is fantastic and is a pleasure to visit, an impressive addition to Stroud. Five Valleys Market has a wide range of national and independent retailers with the focus being on food. They also have a

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River Severn Arlingham

Arlingham in Gloucestershire

Arlingham is a village on a big horseshoe bend of the River Severn in Gloucestershire and the village is rather scenic. The village has two friendly pubs that serve wonderful food and both have excellent beer gardens. For those that like to visit historical churches, there are two of these, Church of St. Mary the

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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. I 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 as well. The bus travels between

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Graham's bakery, bread making courses Gloucester

Gloucestershire Bakeries & Bakers

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

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Czech & East European Food Shops

European Food Shops

There are many options for shopping for European food in Gloucestershire. There are many East European shops in Gloucester and Cheltenham. These include those specialising in Polish, Czech, Romanian, Hungarian and also Lithuanian food products. Shops For European Food CzechLand for East European Food On Northgate street in Gloucester is Czechland a deli and grocery

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