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
Pride of Britains Luxury Cotswold Hotels
Calcot Manor Hotel & Spa
Lords of the Manor
Barnsley House Hotel and Spa
The Dial House Hotel
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