Southwest England

Welcome to Gloucestershire, where elegant spa towns, quaint market villages, and majestic stately homes reign over lush, undulating landscapes.


Welcome to Gloucestershire, where elegant spa towns, quaint market villages, and majestic stately homes reign over lush, undulating landscapes. Traverse the idyllic, world-famous Cotswold villages with their honey-hued architecture, or embark on a cycling adventure through the verdant expanse of the Forest of Dean, where encounters with wild boar and roe deer add a touch of excitement. 

Gloucestershire, as a county, is administratively divided into several districts, each with its own unique character. These districts include Gloucester, Cheltenham, the Forest of Dean, Tewkesbury, Stroud, and the Cotswold district. Gloucester and Cheltenham are predominantly urban areas, with Gloucester being more industrial and working-class compared to the genteel atmosphere of Cheltenham, fostering a spirited rivalry between the two.

In this picturesque county, every corner reveals a glimpse of its rich heritage, from the opulent regency lifestyle to the bustling medieval market squares.

Gloucestershire's vibrant cultural scene is complemented by a lively sporting calendar, featuring prestigious horse races, thrilling county cricket matches, and the annual spectacle of Double Gloucester cheese rolling.

With its endless array of attractions, Gloucestershire promises an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages, beckoning with its timeless charm and captivating beauty.

Surrounding these urban centres are the more rural districts: the Forest of Dean in the west, Tewkesbury in the north and center, Stroud in the south, and Cotswold in the east, each offering its own distinctive charm and natural beauty.

It's worth noting that South Gloucestershire functions as a separate administrative authority, although it remains part of Gloucestershire for ceremonial and historical purposes. Previously, it was part of a larger county called Avon, which also included Bristol and its suburbs. However, this arrangement was short-lived and unpopular, leading to its abolition in 1996.


Welcome to Cheltenham, known as the Culture Capital of the Cotswolds.

If you're seeking a town that offers everything, Cheltenham is the ideal destination. Situated conveniently in the heart of the Cotswolds, it boasts a vibrant cultural scene and hosts an array of festivals throughout the year, ensuring there's always something exciting to experience.

As a bustling spa town with a rich historical charm, Cheltenham presents 45 music, art, science, and literature events annually, offering a diverse range of entertainment options. Shaftesbury Hall, just a short walk from the town center, provides easy access to all the amenities and attractions Cheltenham has to offer.

For history enthusiasts, The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum offers both permanent and changing exhibitions, providing insight into Cheltenham's heritage. Guided tours highlighting the town's historical landmarks are also available for those eager to delve deeper into its past.

Food and drink aficionados will delight in Cheltenham's culinary offerings, with a plethora of restaurants, cafes, and takeaways catering to every taste and dietary preference. Whether craving familiar flavors or eager to try something new, Cheltenham's diverse dining scene has something for everyone.

One of Cheltenham's greatest advantages is its central location, providing easy access to nearby cities and countryside escapes.

Within a short train ride, you can reach Bristol in 30 minutes, Birmingham in 45 minutes, or explore Cardiff in just over an hour. If a breath of countryside air beckons, Cheltenham lies on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds, with picturesque villages nestled amidst rolling hills. Many of these charming locales are easily accessible by bus, allowing for convenient exploration of the surrounding countryside.

In Cheltenham, the possibilities are endless, offering a vibrant blend of culture, history, culinary delights, and easy access to nearby attractions, ensuring an unforgettable experience for residents and visitors alike.


A city steeped in history and cultural diversity, with ongoing regeneration projects breathing new life into its charming streets. Here, you'll find lovely architecture amidst surroundings where property prices are notably more affordable compared to neighbouring Cotswolds and Cheltenham.

Nestled in a prime location, Gloucester offers easy access to picturesque villages like Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Camden, and Painswick.

Explore Gloucester's rich heritage by taking a stroll through landmarks like Gloucester Cathedral, Blackfriars Priory, or The National Waterways Museum, immersing yourself in centuries of history. Don't miss the chance to wander through the ancient 13th-century monasteries, Tudor buildings, and the revitalized Victorian docks, all integral parts of Gloucester's vibrant past.

Gloucester Quays, revitalized with a £300 million makeover, beckons as a vibrant hub for socializing, boasting trendy cafes, restaurants, and shops.

Gloucester's fame extends beyond its architectural wonders. The iconic 11th-century Cathedral, resting place of King Edward II, has left its mark on both history and popular culture, featuring in the Harry Potter films. Notable figures like J.K. Rowling and Hollywood actor Simon Pegg hail from

Gloucestershire, adding to its allure.

Literature enthusiasts will delight in the connection to Beatrix Potter's "The Tailor of Gloucester," while canal enthusiasts can delve into British waterway history at the Gloucester Waterways Museum.

Outdoor enthusiasts can easily access the enchanting Forest of Dean and the scenic Wye Valley from Gloucester, while art lovers can explore Nature in Art museum and gallery in Twigworth.

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With over 16 years experience, Amy is a highly successful estate agent with a career spanning both London, Somerset and Gloucestershire.


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