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.
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. They originally constructed the building 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 …

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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 To suggest a business for inclusion, use our contact form. CzechLand for East European Food On …

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Rodborough Walks near the fort

Rodborough Common

@aboutglos has enjoyed many walks 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 they designated as biological and geological Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) …

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Dog Friendly Forest of Dean

Dog-Friendly Forest of Dean

A popular place for walking with a variety of establishments to eat and drink with your canine friends in tow.

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 also in medical aesthetics. Sonia aims to get “dramatic” results for her customers by using the perfect treatment for them. Treatments often …

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The Turks Head a dog-friendly Pub in Gloucester

The Turk’s Head Inn

The Turk’s 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 Turk’s Head Inn The pub has both inside and outside seating, there are a …

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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 and some delicious locally produced extras. Supermarkets Two supermarkets service …

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River Wye

Walk through the Wye Valley AONB

I recently enjoyed one of the nicest walks of my life in The Wye Valley AONB while on a camping holiday in The Forest of Dean. The day started with breakfast at Greenacres campsite near to Coleford where I was staying. I packed bags with essentials, then walked through fields to Coleford town centre. Coleford …

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Camping tent

Greenacres Campsite in Coleford

A nice site in the heart of the forest with good well maintained facilities. An ideal base camp for a Wye Valley adventure.

nut roast at WoodKraft in Cheltenham

Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants in Gloucestershire & The Cotswolds

There is a wonderful choice of vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Gloucestershire and throughout the Cotswolds. Some eateries serve only plant-based foods, however, others have a tasty choice of vegetarian dishes for you to eat. Vegan and vegetarian cuisine is getting more and more popular each year. Chefs, however, are pushing the boundaries …

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Matson Ski Slope

Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre

Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre on Robinswood Hill in Matson is home to a 230-metre main slope, an extended racing slope and beginners’ courses. The slopes are all serviced by four ski lifts. Lessons Ski & Snowboard lessons are ideal for individuals, children and larger groups, and they also offer tuition for budding instructors. This …

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Castles in Gloucestershire

There are quite a few castles in and near to Gloucestershire. These include a few old Norman buildings, ruins and also some are visitor attractions. Castles were very important in medieval times to defend the country from enemies. They range in sizes from small fortifications up to grand structures. Castles of Gloucestershire Some information about …

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