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Read on to discover some of the attractions you can enjoy whilst staying at one of our holiday cottages in Gloucestershire. While this corner of England might not immediately spring to mind as a top tourist destination, by selecting one of our holiday cottages Gloucestershire and its many attractions can be discovered.
To the east, the River Severn meanders past orchards and meadows with the Cotswolds beyond; to the west lies the Forest of Dean, one of England's few remaining expanses of ancient woodland where a number of small, private collieries still operate, including Hopewell which is open to the public. The Forest's relative isolation is created by the valleys of two great tidal rivers, the Severn and the Wye. This factor, along with the hilly terrain, have helped preserve a pattern of land use, culture and tradition unlike anywhere else in the country.
One of England's favourite holiday destinations, The Cotswolds, straddles the eastern reaches of the county, famed for its pretty cottages of honey-coloured limestone. Here, the rolling grasslands and beech woods are bounded by walls constructed of the same stone as Cotswold cottages, knitting the landscape and historic villages seamlessly together. This is one of the most beautiful areas of England, known and loved by many who enjoy holiday cottages in the Cotswolds. It is the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales, lying mainly within the counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire.
Gloucester itself, on the banks of the Severn, combines a rich historic past with a modern city. The magnificent cathedral is surrounded by impressive medieval buildings. Some of the Victorian warehouses in the Dock of Britain's most inland port now form a vibrant centre of shops, restaurants and museums, including the National Waterways Museum.
Holidaymakers staying at any of our Gloucestershire cottages are recommended to visit Cheltenham, a large spa town on the edge of the Cotswolds famous for its Regency architecture. A short car journey away to the north lies Tewkesbury, a historic town at the confluence of the Severn and Avon rivers. It has one of the best medieval townscapes in England with its abundance of striking red-brick buildings, some half-timbered with over-hanging upper-storeys and narrow alleyways, as well as a Norman abbey. From our Gloucestershire cottages all this lies within easy reach. So, why not browse our selection of holiday cottages in Gloucestershire to find something that catches your eye? ... Read More »
Ebrington, nr. Chipping Campden. View on map>