Surrounding areas

  1. Gloucester Cathedral
    The cathedral city of Gloucester nestled between the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean, is Britain’s most inland port, rich with history dating back to Roman times. Gloucester’s many museums and attractions showcase the city’s proud military and industrial heritage. The magnificent gothic cathedral is the site of Henry III’s coronation and the final resting place of King Edward II. Gloucester Docks is a popular leisure destination for shopping, food and drink; set against the backdrop of the beautifully restored Victorian warehouses and the vast Gloucester Sharpness Canal. The city is also host to many vibrant festivals and events, including the award-winning Gloucester Tall Ships. Make Gloucester the base for your city break and explore the spectacular Gloucestershire countryside. Discover more at www.visitgloucester.co.uk.
  2. Explore the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley
    On the western side of the River Severn from the Cotswolds, this ancient forest and wild river valley offer visitors a chance to recharge their batteries, get off the beaten track and escape the everyday. Visit the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley for woodland walks and cycling and plenty of outdoor activities, unique attractions and more castles than anywhere else in the UK. Local produce is in great supply in the Dean Wye with breweries and cider makers, gin distilleries and vineyards to explore. Book a cookery experience or a make your own class, enjoy foraging or bushcraft. There are Michelin-starred restaurants and country pubs ideal for settling into after a walk with picturesque beer gardens and cosy log fires too. Discover more at: www.visitdeanwye.co.uk
  3. Visit Cheltenham
    A wonderful mix of the traditional and the new, Cheltenham nestles against the Cotswolds as the perfect place to unwind and refresh your mind, body and soul. With over 25 festivals a year, an abundance of independent and much loved High Street shops, and incredible dining experiences from street food to Michelin starred fine dining, Cheltenham truly offers something for everyone. Its location slap-bang in some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK means a cycle or walking day out in the Cotswolds is merely minutes away. Take a look at www.visitcheltenham.com for where to stay, what to do and what’s on during your stay.
  4. Oxford
    Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Oxford, the City of the Dreaming Spires. With its cultural heritage and variety of green spaces, Oxford is the perfect place for those who enjoy visiting museums, libraries or historical buildings but also want to spend time outdoors, cycling or walking along the river and in the City’s various parks. There’s so much to see and do, from visiting the University buildings, climbing the tallest tower in the City, exploring the old Castle & Prison, to shopping and eating out on panoramic rooftops, there’s something for everyone. Find out more at www.experienceoxfordshire.org/
  5. Wildlife safaris with Ed Drewitt
    From wildlife safaris to photography masterclasses, there's so much to enjoy in the areas surrounding the Cotswolds