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Elegant spa and market towns, stately homes and meandering green landscapes

Welcome to Gloucestershire!

Gloucestershire is a county with lots to offer visitors. You can take a leisurely tour of elegant spa and market towns and stately homes dotted around meandering green landscapes. Or trek between the lovely clusters of buildings which make up the picture-perfect Cotswold villages, or cycle off the beaten track through oaks and beeches in the huge Forest of Dean – look out for wild boar and roe deer! As befits such a productive agricultural area, there’s no end to the top-class restaurants and other dining out venues available if you’re here for a foodie break.

And for the shopaholics amongst you, all the high street big names are here, along with a great selection of quirky off high street independents and specialist shops. An ever-popular destination and perfect for family days out, Gloucestershire towns will give you glimpses of Regency high life and medieval market squares. And the county’s lively sporting calendar is packed with spectacular horse racing, county cricket, top-class rugby and even annual Double Gloucester cheese rolling! Get out there and enjoy everything this wonderful county has to offer.

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