Gloucestershire Tourist Information

Gloucestershire encompasses an excellent range of cultural and natural attractions including The Cotswold Hills, The Forest of Dean, the Cathedral City of Gloucester and Cheltenham Racecourse, home of the Cheltenham World Cup. Enjoy excellent walks along the Cotswold’s Way or enjoy a host of outdoor activities in the Forest of Dean including fishing, woodland trails, adventure activities and bird watching. The county City of Gloucester has a rich history dating back to Roman times with architecture and historical attractions to match including the magnificent Cathedral which originates from the 7th Century.

Fan Vaulting Cloisters at Gloucester Cathedral

Fan Vaulting Cloisters at Gloucester Cathedral

In more recent times, the Cathedral was used on many occasions as a filming location for the Harry Potter films and fans might recognise its South cloisters in particular. The pretty nearby towns including Tewkesbury, Bourton on the Water and Cirencester also offer their own range of attractions including The Royal Agriculture College which is the oldest in the world, beautiful walks along the River Windrush and the grand 12th Century Tewkesbury Abbey.

Enjoy browsing through our listings for details of romantic holiday cottages in the Forest of Dean, elegant hotels ideal for a city break to Gloucester and cosy B&B’s in Bourton on the Water close to the town’s waterways network. Look out for our great special offers so you get the best deal.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.