History all around!
Gloucestershire’s location has put it at the centre of events going back centuries.
Chedworth Roman Villa
Chedworth Roman Villa was rediscovered by the Victorians over 150 years ago. There is a small museum housing a range of finds and artefacts from the villa. As well as all this, there are plenty of opportunities for walks.
The Corinium Museum in Cirencester focuses on the Romans in Gloucestershire, with impressive displays of mosaics, artefacts and archaeological finds housed in light, well-presented galleries. A great day out.
Dean Heritage Centre
No visit to Gloucestershire is complete without a visit to the beautiful Forest of Dean and the Dean Heritage Centre, based in Soudley, is the perfect place to start your visit for a fabulous, fun day out for all the family.
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.
Holst Birthplace Museum
The Holst Birthplace Museum is a memorial to Holst, one of England’s most respected composers, best known for his work The Planets. Here you can learn more of Holst’s life, his music, his family and friendships.
Museum in the Park
The Museum in the Park is set in the beautiful grounds of Stratford Park. Its collection tells the story of the Stroud Valleys and the wider district, giving you the chance to find out about the people who lived and worked here.
Odda’s Chapel at Deerhurst is one of the most complete surviving Saxon churches in England. It lay undiscovered for centuries, its walls hidden amidst the rambling rooms of the 17th century farmhouse known as Abbot’s Court.
Sudeley Castle & Gardens
Rated amongst the top attractions on TripAdvisor for ‘Things to Do in the Cotswolds’, the Sudeley’s castle rooms and exhibits contain many fascinating treasures, from ancient Roman times to the present day.
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.