There are some beautiful places to visit in Gloucestershire, whether you’re travelling with or without children, and especially if you love history or the outdoors. Here are some favourites that keep visitors returning time and time again, both locals and tourists from farther afield.
1. Gloucester Cathedral
This is one of Europe’s finest Medieval buildings, with Norman and Gothic architecture and an open-door policy every day of the year.
Over 300,000 people visit the cathedral annually to take part in its services and it’s certainly worth having a look, whether or not you’re lucky enough to live nearby. For residents of Gloucestershire park homes, it’s right on the doorstep. Find out more at: http://www.parkhomelife.com/our-parks/orchard-park-homes-gloucester-gloucestershire/.
This is one of the prettiest villages in the whole of England, with ancient cottages and a fantastic trout farm.
A beautiful spa town, this is in the centre of the county and is known for its blend of modernity and tradition, not to mention its spa credentials.
There’s plenty to do, including shopping, spa visits, fine dining, entertainment and more, and the atmosphere is relaxing and convivial. There’s also a busy schedule of activities and entertainment. Find out more here:
4. Royal Forest of Dean
This ancient woodland site is a must for families, and it’s packed with wonderful walking routes and ancient trees. It’s a wonderful spot to just get away from it all and let your stresses disappear as you immerse yourself in green nature. There are ice-cream vans and cafes nearby too so you can enjoy refreshments after your outdoor adventures!
5. Tewkesbury Abbey
This ancient Abbey is another superb example of medieval architecture and a fantastic visitor attraction, packed with history and charm. It’s an impressive structure filled with ancient artefacts and supported by a huge cast of knowledgeable volunteers who will tell you everything you want to know about the Abbey.
This beautiful Cotswold village is blessed with sand-coloured cottages, pretty waterways, a picture-perfect layout and charming attractions that include tea shops and pubs, not to mention a beautiful green.