Reasons to visit

Reasons to visit Gloucestershire!

Reasons to visit Gloucestershire!

There are dozens of reasons to visit Gloucestershire – here are a few of our favourites.

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle

The history played out within Berkeley Castle’s walls make it one of the most remarkable buildings in Britain. Did you know that King Edward II was murdered here? The castle also has links with William Shakespeare and more!

Cotswold Olympicks

Cotswold Olympicks

The Cotswold Olimpicks is a traditional spring festival held on the Friday after Whit Sunday on the edge of the stunningly beautiful Cotswold town of Chipping Campden. It’s a set of games, festivities and general merriment.

Cotswolds Distillery

Cotswolds Distillery

From its single malt whisky to its gins and liqueurs, everything made at the Cotswolds Distillery is about quality and flavour above all else. Tours run three times a day, seven days a week and must be booked in advance.

Forest of Dean

Forest of Dean

The Forestry Commission look after the Forest of Dean for everyone to enjoy. It’s home to a wide variety of wildlife, and a great place to explore. Whether you’re a mountain biker or a lover of nature, a great day out awaits!

Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral is a place where all are welcome, regardless of background or faith. It’s open 365 days a year and are proud that entry into the building is completely free for everyone. Find it in Gloucester city centre.

Gloucester Markets

Gloucester Markets

With a market charter dating from AD 1155, Gloucester is proud to be a market city. With a wealth of markets located all over this bustling city, why not pop along and see if you can purchase a bargain or two?

Gloucester Quays

Gloucester Quays

Gloucester Quays is a 21st-century designer shopping outlet that is part of the regeneration of the docks area of the city. Shoppers visit for the bargains to be had among the designer brands, such as LK Bennett and Le Creuset.

Gloucester Tall Ships Festival

Gloucester Tall Ships Festival

Kids of all ages will have lots to keep them entertained throughout Gloucester Tall Ships Festival. They will absolutely love the awe-inspiring tall ships and the captivating stories from captain and crew about their adventures.

King’s Walk

King's Walk

King’s Walk Shopping Centre offers a wide range of great shops and places to eat, drink and relax, right in the heart of Gloucester. Stores here include Ann Summers, Cex, Warren James, Superdrug and River Island.

Longborough Festival Opera

Longborough Festival Opera

Longborough Festival Opera is an intimate 500-seat theatre. It works with talented designers, directors, conductors and the best up-and-coming artists to bring you something you won’t have seen anywhere else.

Newark Park

Newark Park

Newark Park stands proud on top of the Cotswold escarpment, looking down into the Ozleworth valley and to the Mendips beyond. It is situated in an unspoilt corner of Gloucestershire, with barely a sign of modern life visible.

Puzzlewood

Puzzlewood

Puzzlewood is a unique and enchanting place, located in the beautiful and historic Forest of Dean. Explore a mile of meandering pathways, with its fantastic tree and rock formations, through this 14-acre ancient woodland.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Slimbridge Wetland Centre

From birdwatchers to families there is plenty to discover all year round. Enjoy amazing wildlife up-close. With experiences to suit all ages and a huge variety of wildlife, it is no surprise Slimbridge is an award-winning day out!

Tewkesbury Abbey

Tewkesbury Abbey

Although Tewkesbury Abbey was founded in 1087 by nobleman Robert FitzHamon, building of the present abbey did not start until 1102. Built to house Benedictine monks, the Norman Abbey was near completion in 1121.