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.

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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Greengrocers at Stroud Farmers' Market

Stroud Farmers’ Market

The weekly Stroud farmers’ market takes place in Cornhill Market and the nearby streets. It is open from 9 am until 2 pm every Saturday and is a great place to buy some local food produce. Stroud Farmers Market has won awards and is one of the most popular in the UK. There is 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 Weddings

All guide to all you need for weddings in Gloucestershire. This includes wedding venues, caterers, entertainers and also luxury cars. There are also options for anything else you need to make your big day special. This includes the best venues in the Cotswolds, The Forest of Dean, Severn Vale and also in most of rural …

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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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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, Discounts in Gloucestershire

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

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The New Inn Paranormal

Paranormal & Ghosts of Gloucestershire, Hauntings & Haunted Houses

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. @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 as well. The bus travels between …

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#Gloshour Gloucestershire Hour


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

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Walk Rodborough To Stroud

Walk From Rodborough To Stroud

I was at a meeting in Rodborough near to the Prince Albert Pub. When I passed by it was too early and unfortunately closed. 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 Common The first step was …

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Graham's bakery, bread making courses Gloucester

Gloucestershire Bakeries

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 the @aboutglos favourite the malted loaf. Some bakeries …

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