Visitors to the South West of England cannot fail to be impressed by the delights that Gloucestershire has to offer.
Nestling within the spectacular Cotswold Water Park this relaxing park is a water-lovers’ …
- Indoor and outdoor pools
- Set in Cotswold Water Park
- Ideal for exploring
From £162 per Week
If peace quiet an idyllic setting and luxurious accommodation are what you are looking for look no …
- Hot tubs
- Secluded location
- Lakeside setting
From £259 per Week
These superb lodges enjoy a spectacular setting in the heart of England’s first national …
- Hot tubs
- Romantic breaks
- Secluded forest location
From £430 per Week
Ideally positioned in the glorious Lake District midway between Penrith and Keswick Whitbarrow …
- Indoor heated pool
- Explore the lakes
- Picturesque location
From £374 per Week
Whitemead Forest Park is part of our Go Active Breaks Collection peacefully tucked away amidst the …
- Indoor heated pool
- Explore Forest of Dean
- Perfect for families
From £328 per Week
Within the county boundaries lie the city of Gloucester, the main towns of Cheltenham, Stroud, and Tewkesbury, along with an interesting selection of smaller towns and villages, the Severn Valley, and the Forest of Dean. Glorious countryside surrounds you, abundant wildlife, relaxing activities and historic attractions.
There are fine parish churches in most of the old market towns and several of special interest due to the magnificent pre-Norman craft work they retain, such as Deerhurst near Tewkesbury, Bishop’s Cleeve near Cheltenham and the Perpendicular church at Lechlade. Fairford, built around 1500 is said to have the most remarkable stained glassed windows in the country.
The county is also home to the world renowned Cheltenham Racecourse, and with the Cheltenham Gold Cup being one of the country’s most famous races, it is a lively place to be during race meetings. There are a host of events in the towns and villages all year round and an array of modern as well as smaller independent shops, restaurants, bars, traditional country inns and a host of attractions, so you’ll never be short of something to see or do here either.
Steam Railways also played their part in Gloucestershire, both for leisure and industrial use, and there are several Steam Railways offering nostalgic and scenic daytrips, such as the Dean Railway running through the Forest of Dean area. This forest is one of the largest areas of ancient woodland in the country, while the Cotswolds countryside is also a picturesque attraction to visitors, particularly for walkers and ramblers.
The county also has more than its share of Royal residences including Highgrove House, Gatcombe Park and Nether Lypiatt Manor, former country home of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.
Gloucestershire is a county that’s full of life, history and is easily accessible too, and with a wide choice of holiday accommodation available to suit every taste and budget there’s no reason not to pay a visit to this lovely part of South West England.