Visiting Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds
Gloucestershire is a county situated in the South West of England. Part of the county envelopes part of the Cotswold Hills, parts of the valley of the River Severn and the whole area of the Forest of Dean.
The main County town is the city of Gloucester with other principle towns of Cheltenham, Cirencester, Stroud and Tewkesbury.
Heritage Open Days in September.
Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.
Every year on four days in September, buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors, ranging from castles to factories, town halls to tithe barns, parish churches to Buddhist temples. It is a once-a-year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities which bring to life local history and culture.
Gloucester Quays food Festival
Top celebrity chefs are preparing to cook up a storm as part of the second Gloucester Quays Food Festival. If you love good food and drink then the Gloucester Quays Food Festival has it all. Join top TV chefs Gino D’Acampo, James Martin, Phil Vickery, Tome and Henry Herbert, The Fabulous Baker Brothers. 20 – 22 July
Cotswolds : News
THE COTSWOLDS FEATURES FANTASTIC 2013 EVENTS
One of the most interesting and historic places in central England is The Cotswolds area that features outstanding natural beauty amongst a range of hills within the county of Gloucestershire. In fact, both The Costwolds and Gloucesterhire are meccas during the spring and summer months for English holiday makers and tourist alike, visiting traditional festivals and other fun events that attract millions each year.
LUXURY HOTELS AND SPAS IN THE COTSWOLDS, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Pride of Britain Hotels have two member hotels with spa facilities situated within the Cotswolds in the county of Gloucestershire.
Situated in a quiet corner of Calcot Manor’s grounds, Calcot Spa is a haven for those looking to improve their fitness or treat themselves with some relaxation and beauty treatments.
VISITING WILTSHIRE IN THE COTSWOLDS
The county of Wiltshire is known as “The gateway to the West Country”. Wiltshire is a beautiful county of great diversity covering an area of almost 3,500 sq km.
Wiltshire is characterised by its high downland and wide valleys. Salisbury Plain is famous as the location of the Stonehenge and Avebury stone circles and other ancient landmarks. The city of Salisbury is notable for its medieval cathedral. Important country houses open to the public include Longleat, near Warminster, and the National Trust’s Stourhead, near Mere.