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.
  • 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.
  • Cirencester – A pleasant town with a diverse history dating back to the Roman era.
  • 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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Gloucestershire Gyms

Gyms in Gloucestershire

If you are looking to get fit and improve your overall health in Gloucestershire. A good place to start is at your local gym, sports centre or with a personal trainer of your choice. Customers can attend gyms and sports centres either on a session by session basis or via being a member for a …

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Teckels Animal Sanctuary in Whitminster, Gloucestershire

Teckels Animal Sanctuaries is a small, independent charity in Whitminster, Gloucestershire. Their animal rescue and re-homing centre is a charitable organisation, which cares for and rehabilitates homeless cats and dogs. Its principal 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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Camping Shops

Outdoors & Camping Shops Gloucestershire

There are many options for camping equipment shops in Gloucestershire for you to get supplies for your next outdoor adventure. Outdoor specialists typically sell all the equipment and clothing you need for hiking or camping adventures. Typical products available include tents, walking boots, waterproof clothing and more. Some of the more specialist store’s stock gear …

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Gloucester Train Station - Interrail

Places to Visit in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is a great county to visit with lots of places to visit. It is a county with lots of countryside and touched by history that dates back to Roman times in places. Places To Visit in Gloucestershire There are countless places to visit in Gloucestershire to suit most tastes and interests. Gloucester The historic …

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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 New Inn Paranormal

Ghosts of Gloucestershire, Ghost Tours, Hauntings & Haunted Places

I have always had an interest in the paranormal, ghosts and haunted houses. 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 …

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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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