Things to do in Gloucestershire

A guide to the Cotswolds

Nestled deep within the quaint village of Northleach, our historic coaching inn may feel a million miles away from it all, but we're actually just a stone's throw from some of the top places to visit in the Cotswolds.

Dunkertons Organic Cider

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    Take a journey through the history of Dunkertons Organic Cider with the Cheltenham Cidery Experience. In addition to cider tours, the cidery also hosts regular cider making masterclasses.

Chastleton House and Garden

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    This historic country house and gardens is a short drive from the market town of Moreton-in-Marsh and features fascinating exhibitions and breathtaking Jacobean gardens.

Broadway Tower

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    Broadway Tower is one of England's most inspiring viewpoints. Surrounded by countryside walks, and home to the fabulous Morris & Brown Cafe, it's the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon.

Blenheim Palace

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    Visit the birthplace of Winston Churchill and discover priceless collections of portraits, tapestries and furniture, meander through the Pleasure Gardens, or try and navigate the Marlborough Maze.

Bourton-on-the-Water

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    In this typical picture-postcard Cotswold village, you can explore the many quaint shops, cafes, and restaurants, stroll through the model village, or pay a visit to the Cotswold Motoring Museum.

Painswick Rococo Gardens

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    Dating back to the 1740s, this beautiful garden with intriguing buildings offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Visit in spring and you'll find wooded areas blanketed with snowdrops.

Cirencester Park Polo Club

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    The historic Cirencester Park Polo Club is the perfect place for a day out. The club plays host to several games throughout the summer months and picnics, gazebos, dogs, and children are all welcome.

Sudeley Castle and Gardens

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    Sudeley Castle is the final resting place of the last of Henry VIII's wives - Katherine Parr. Take a tour of the castle rooms and exhibitions before exploring the breathtaking grounds and gardens.

Bibury

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    The beautiful village of Bibury is one of the most visted locations in Gloucestershire. You'll find tea rooms, traditional pubs, and the world famous row of historic cottages - Arlington Row.

Chedworth Roman Villa

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    The Cotswold village of Chedworth is home to the remains of one of Britain's grandest Roman villas. Walk amongst the incredible ruins and discover mosaics, jewellery and other artefacts in the museum.

Cotswold Farm Park

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    Belonging to Countryfile's Adam Henson, the Cotswold Farm Park is the perfect place for a family day out. You'll find plenty of children's play areas, wildlife walks, a rare breeds trail, and even a maze.

Batsford Arboretum

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    The arboretum is home to the UK's largest collection of trees and shrubs. After meandering through the colourful walkways, you can visit the garden centre or indulge in an afternoon tea at the cafe.

Cheltenham Racecourse

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    Cheltenham Racecourse is widely regarded as one of the most picturesque courses in the UK and plays host to several meetings throughout the year including The Festival and The Gold Cup.