Gloucestershire Guide

In Gloucestershire Guide website aims to be a one stop website for all things Gloucestershire. Included in this website is information about all aspects of county life including ….

Shops and Shopping, Eating Out, Pubs Bars & Night Clubs, Business Directory, Tourist Attractions, Walks, History, Museums & Art Galleries and much more.

Gloucestershire – Is a county in the South West of England. The main towns and cities include Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud, Tewkesbury, Cinderford & Lydney.

Gloucestershire is a rural county including three main areas of natural beauty – The Cotswolds, The Royal Forest of Dean and The lower reaches of the River Severn.

What’s Special About Gloucestershire ?

Gloucestershire has two main towns, Cheltenham and Gloucester, but is within 1 hour of Bristol, Swindon, Hereford, Worcester, Oxford and Birmingham.

There are lots of smaller towns and big villages in the surrounding countryside including; Stroud, Tewkesbury, Cinderford and Newent.

Gloucestershire Facts

The main countryside area includes.

  • The Cotswold Hills
  • The Severn Valley
  • The Forest Of Dean

Gloucestershire Guide Blog

My Blog will be about all things Glos, this is to link up all my local sites (detailed below) in terms of announcing events, news, product or company launches.

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds are classified as an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” and are a great place for walkers, especially the Cotswold way walk which navigates you the length of the Cotswold hills.

About The Cotswolds

The Forest Of Dean

The area is characterised by over 110 square kilometres (42.5 sq mi) of mixed woodland, one of the surviving ancient woodlands in England. A large area was reserved for royal hunting before 1066, and remained as the second largest Crown forest in England, the largest being New Forest.

Cannop ponds In The Forest Of Dean
Cannop ponds In The Forest Of Dean

Although the name is often used loosely to refer to that part of Gloucestershire between the Severn and Wye, the Forest of Dean proper has covered a much smaller area since mediaeval times. In 1327 it was defined to cover only the royal demesne and parts of parishes within the hundred of St Briavels,[1] and after 1668 the Forest comprised the royal demesne only. This area is now within the civil parishes of West Dean, Lydbrook, Cinderford, Ruspidge, and Drybrook.

The Forest Of Dean has many places for you to walk, do some off road biking or other adventure activities.

Forest Of Dean Guide

Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral, Also Known As the Cathedral Church of St Peter is based in the centre of Gloucester.

Sports In The County

There are many sporting events in the county including, Gloucester Rugby Club, Cheltenham Horse Racing, Gatcombe Horse Trials and Cheltenham Town FC to name a few. Sports

Gloucester City Centre

Gloucester city centre is composed of 4 main streets meeting at Gloucester cross. Northgate Street, Southgate Street, Eastgate Street, Westgate Street as shown on the mapto the right. Gloucester city centre also has many shops in Kings Walk and Eastgate Shopping Centre.

Cheltenham Town Centre


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