Tourists visit Gloucestershire as it is a picturesque county in South West England, comprising of Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud, Tewkesbury, Cirencester and Dursley. The county covers part of the Cotswold Hills, the Forest of Dean and the valley of the River Severn. Whether you are looking to wander through the beaten track in the Forest of Dean, visit medieval market squares or visit the quaint villages of the Cotswolds, there is plenty to see and do in Gloucestershire.
The county has a lively and diverse sporting calendar, ranging from high-end horse races, county cricket games to annual Double Gloucester cheese rolling!
One of the most visited places in Gloucestershire is the Cotswolds. Recognised as being quintessentially English and full of charm, the Cotswolds Cover nearly 800 square miles across five counties (Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire) and is known for being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in both England and Wales.
Not only is the Cotswolds renowned for its beautiful landscape, it also has some fabulous pubs. From olde-worlde 17th-century cider houses to shabby chic pubs, you can be sure there will be plenty of options when wining and dining in the Cotswolds. For those planning a weekend away or a holiday in Gloucestershire, we have a range of beautiful pubs and individually styled inns across the county.
For more guidance on what to explore, check out our Things to Do in Gloucestershire page.