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.
Gloucester Music Festival

Gloucester Music Festival

Gloucester Music Festival is a free annual event that includes high quality classical, jazz, rock and folk music. This comprises of 10 days of world-class music events, in beautiful venues in the city. This year’s Festival is the fourth and will be the biggest yet. There also will be other events such as musical yoga, …

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Red Snapper at The Med Restaurant in Gloucester

The Med

The Med is a Mediterranean restaurant located in Vinings Warehouse in the historic Gloucester Docks. They opened in late 2018 in the waterfront location. The Med is an oasis of calm in a waterfront area known for its vibrancy. They specialise in the food you will find throughout the warm Mediterranean: from meze to falafel, …

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Castles in and near to Gloucestershire, castle details are listed below and include a few old Norman buildings. Castles of Gloucestershire Berkeley Castle Berkeley Castle is a castle in the town of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, UK. The castle’s origins date back to the 11th century and it has been designated by English Heritage as a grade …

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Athena Olives Gloucester

Athena Olives

Athena Olives is a shop in the Indoor Market in Eastgate Shopping Centre, Gloucester. They are open 9-5 Monday to Saturday. Athena Olives This is a stall in the market I usually gravitate towards when browsing the market amd get tempted by the owners samples. They supply a wide range of flavours and sizes of …

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Waterfront restaurant in Glos Docks

Greek on the Docks

I recently visited Greek on the docks for the 2nd time last weekend and we had a very enjoyable time. The restaurant is located on the Waterfront in Gloucester docks and serves Greek food in the restaurant or in the outside seating area. We opted for inside due to the stormy weather but on a …

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Farmers boy Longhope Pie offer

The Farmers Boy Inn

The Farmers Boy Inn is Located in Longhope, within the Forest of Dean. The pub/restaurant is all about hearty meals and comfortable accommodation, striving to provide comprehensive hospitality services while keeping it local and low-key. The establishment collects various accolades, including the TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. The Farmers Boy Food The restaurant takes pride in …

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Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum in Gloucester Docks celebrates the region’s rich military history with a varied array of exhibits. The collection examines local troops such as the Glorious Glosters and Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, exploring their part in conflicts stretching from the American Revolutionary War to the Napoleonic War, and both World Wars. Special offer …

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Cotswold Distillery

Cotswold Distillery

Cotswolds Distillery is one of the first of its kind in the Cotswolds and the closest working distillery to London. They offer tours, in which visitors can sample gin and whisky produced on site. They are one of many food and drink producers in Gloucestershire. The distillery is set in an area of outstanding natural …

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Takeaway fish And Chips Barnwood, Gloucester

Chip Shops

Fish & Chip Restaurants & Takeaways In Gloucester City Centre. Queens Fish & Chip Restaurant Queen’s Restaurant on Barnwood Road has a takeaway traditional chippy for customers to collect their delicious offerings. Black and White Restaurant Fish and chip restaurant in a charming and interesting old building. Phone – 01452 529605 Address – 4 Longsmith Street, …

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Dairy Museum of Kitchenalia Cirencester

Museum of Kitchenalia

The Museum of Kitchenalia is a small, independent museum collection located in Cirencester in the beautiful Cotswolds. It is open at various times of the year for workshops and demonstrations only. Visit their ‘What’s On’ pages to find out about events and activities. What’s On… The Museums aim is to represent the UK’s vast culinary …

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Spa and massage

Spa special offers

Treatments such as hair, massages and facials. A spa often has facilities such as a sauna, pool, steam room, or whirlpool jacuzzi.