Gloucestershire, England

Home to the Cotswolds, the Severn Vale, the Forest of Dean and its city of Gloucester, Gloucestershire offers a varied itinerary of sights and experiences and some of the most idyllic country villages in England.

Castle Combe, a typical Cotswolds village made with Cotswold stone

Castle Combe, a typical Cotswolds village made with Cotswold stone

Places to visit while here should include the pretty Gloucestershire region of Stow-On-The-Wold. This is the best spot to watch the world go by and enjoy a taste of Cotswold life. Bourton-On-The-Water is a perfect example of Gloucestershire village tranquillity.

Cheltenham is home to its race-course and is a good location for touring the county. Here you will find much to enjoy, as it is an attractive town and a popular tourism destination.

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For great walking opportunities and the choicest of spots for a picnic, head to the 24,000 acres of the Royal Forest of Dean. When the solitude becomes too much and you fancy a drastic change of scenery, head over to the city of Gloucester. The charming Docklands are a feature of the city. Here you will be able to embark an enjoyable cruise of the region and amongst many other things, to gaze in amazement at the stunning Norman built Cathedral.