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Mar 07, 2019
Centrally located and easily reached from most parts of the UK, Gloucestershire is the ideal destination for your next self-catering holiday or short break. With large parts of the Cotswolds and the beautiful Forest of Dean within its boundaries Gloucestershire offers so much for you to see and do.
Gloucestershire is littered with some of the most elegant market and spa towns in the country and isn’t short of grand stately homes set in the most stunning backdrops either.
Whilst visiting Gloucestershire towns, it is easy to be transported back through time with examples of Gothic, Medieval and Regency architecture in abundance.
A Day at the Races
Cheltenham is a vibrant town in Gloucestershire at any time of the year but for just four days in March horse racing takes over. World renowned, the Cheltenham Festival is a place where the finest jump horses and jockeys compete over this challenging course. Even if you are not a huge horse racing fan this is one not to miss. Book your cottage nearby and book early so as not to miss a moment of this incredible spectacle.
Gloucestershire & The Cotswolds a Cyclist and Walkers Heaven
When staying in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds make sure you take advantage of the relatively flat terrain and get off the beaten track with your bike or walking boots. Fabulous countryside, chocolate box villages and towns to explore and so much to see and do in this wonderful part of the UK.
Cycling routes lead you up and down the rolling Cotswold Hills and valleys with plenty of country pubs along the way to stop off for refreshments. Take in some of the popular villages such as Chipping Campden, Snowshill, Blockley and Ebrington.
Stay in glorious countryside in a converted barn or perhaps one of the many luxury cottages built from the typical yellow Cotswold stone. The Gloucester and The Cotswolds are perfect for romantic weekend breaks with long walks and cosy fires and also great for family adventures staying in one of the large self catering barns that are popular in the area.
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