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From humble origins in 1797, and a membership of just 100, the Three Counties Agricultural Society was established to promote agriculture, horticulture and food production in the counties of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. This non profit-making charity now enjoys the respect of breeders and agriculturialists worldwide, boasting high profile sponsorship and fixed assets of around 1.6 million. It works closely with education providers to develop national curriculum-based projects for students and teachers throughout the region.  Its permanent Showground home sits at the foot of the magnificent Malvern Hills in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. The 68 acre site extends to 300 acres of land including the 100 year old Langdale Wood.  The Showground is the venue for a whole host of prestigious events every year ranging from gardening, livestock and equestrian shows to arena concerts, fairs and rallies. In fact, it welcomes more than a million visitors annually!  It has well-maintained grounds, an internal road network, 10,000 square metres of covered space, an Equestrian Centre and parking for 20,000 vehicles.

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The Anglo Saxon invasion started around 400AD and Gloucester was conquered in 577AD .The Anglo Saxon Chronicles state " In this year Cuthwine and Ceawlin fought against the Britons and killed three Kings, Conmail,Condidan, and Farinmail at the place which is called Dyrham; and they captured three of their cities, Gloucester,Cirencester and Bath " In 628 AD the west Saxons were defeated by the Mercians and it is thought that about this time the Kingdom of Hwicce was created. This Kingdom corresponded roughly to the counties of Gloucestershire and Worcestershire.  Below you will find a list of Tourist Offices in Gloucestershire who will be only too pleased to make your visit pleasant. After that are the Great Gloucestershire  Attractions. The Cotswolds are one of the most attractive areas of Britain and are a must for any visitor to Britain. we have a multitude of reference pages which were created some time ago and are now under reconstruction. So on here you will find dedicated pages to specialist activities in Wessex & Mercia. These include a list of Agricultural ,Horse Shows etc, The Wessex Hall of Fame, Michelin starred restaurants in Wessex,Seaside Resorts,Theatres in Wessex & the UK, List of Films made in Wessex, Wessex Names, Golf Clubs, Football Clubs, Rugby Clubs, and Racetracks . Campers & Caravanners have their own dedicated section too. I have even got my own page for readers letters and news snippets, mainly from my ancient capital Chard.  Click here to contact us
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Visitor Information Centre
  Victoria Street ,Bourton-on-the-Water ,Gloucestershire,GL54 2BU Tel: 01451 820211 Fax: 01451 821103 Email: bourtonvic@cotswold.gov.uk    Map
Bristol Tourist Information Centre
Centre Harbourside, Anchor Road, WildWalk At Bristol, Bristol. BS1 5DB Tel: 0906 711 2191
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  77 Promenade , Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1PJ Tel: 01242 522878 Alternate Tel: 01242 517110 Fax: 01242 255848 Email: tic@cheltenham.gov.uktic@cheltenham.gov.uk Web: http://www.visitcheltenham.info/
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  The Old Police Station , High Street ,Chipping Campden ,Gloucestershire GL55 6HB  Tel: 01386 841206
Email: information@visitchippingcampden.com  Web: http://www.visitchippingcampden.com     Map

Cinderford Tourist
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Rheola House, Bellevue Centre, 4 Belle Vue Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2AE   Tel: 01594 823184
Visitor Information Centre
  Corn Hall , Market Place, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 2NW Tel: 01285 654180 Fax: 01285 641182
Email: cirencestervic@cotswold.gov.uk      Map
Tourist Information Centre
High Street, Coleford, Gloucestershire GL16 8HG  Tel: 01594 812388 Fax: 01594 832889
Email: tourism@fdean.gov.uk    Map

Tourist Information Centre
28 Southgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire  GL1 2PD Tel: 01452 396572 Fax: 01452 504273
Email: tourism@gloucester.gov.uk Web: http://www.gloucester.gov.uk/tourism    Map
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National Waterways Museum,  Llanthony Warehouse, Gloucester Docks, Gloucestershire Tel: 01452 318206
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Welcome Break Services, M5-J19, Portbury, Bristol, BS20 7XG Tel: 01275 375516  Fax: 01275 375516 Email: gordano@btconnect.com
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Millennium Visitor Centre , Cirencester , Shorncote , Gloucestershire GL7 6DF Tel: 01285 861459   Map
Lydney Tourist Information Point
Unit 1, Newerne Street, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 5RF   Tel: 01594 844894
Tourist Information Point
 Cotswold District Council Offices ,High Street ,Moreton-in-Marsh ,Gloucestershire GL56 0AZ  Map Tel: 01608 650881

Tourist Information Centre
The Old George , George Street , Nailsworth , Gloucestershire GL6 0AQ  Tel: 01453 839222   Map
Tourist Information Centre
7 Church Street , Newent, Gloucestershire  GL18 1PU  Tel: 01531 822468  Fax: 01531 822468
Email: newent@fdean.gov.uk     Map

Tourist Information Point
The Library, Stroud Road, Painswick, Gloucestershire  Tel: 01452 813552
Tourist Information Centre
Hollis House , The Square,  Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire  GL54 1AF  Tel: 01451 831082  Fax: 01451 870083
Email: stowvic@cotswold.gov.uk     Map

Tourist Information Centre
Subscription Rooms , George Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire  GL5 1AE  Tel: 01453 760960  Alternate Tel: 01453 760900
Fax: 01453 760955  Email: tic@stroud.gov.uk Web: http://www.visitthecotswolds.org.uk/     Map
Tourist Information Centre
Shop 1 , 33 Church Street, Tetbury, Gloucestershire  GL8 8JG  Tel: 01666 503552  Fax: 01666 503552
Email: tourism@tetbury.org           Map

Tourist Information Centre
The Museum, 64 Barton Street, Tewkesbury  Gloucestershire  GL20 5PX  Tel: 01684 295027  Fax: 01684 292277
Email: tewkesburytic@tewkesburybc.gov.ukWeb: http://www.visitcotswoldsandsevernvale.gov.uk/       Map

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Town Hall .High Street,Winchcombe,  Gloucestershire  GL54 5LJ Tel: 01242 602925 Fax: 01242 602925
Email: winchcombetic@tewkesbury.gov.uk Seasonal opening

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The Heritage Centre , The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire  Tel: 01453 521541
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Arlington Mill Museum
Dating back to the 17th Century, the history of the mill can be traced through photographs and documents. Working machinery illustrating milling & the Victorian way of life. Tearoom, gift shop and herb garden. Limited parking.
Open all year, daily.
 01285 740368 
Batsford Arboretum

The earliest verifiable recorded history of Batsford Park, of which Batsford Arboretum forms the central part, dates back to the Freeman family who owned the estate in the early part of the 17th Century. We know that a substantial house existed on the site which was altered and extended over a period of some 200 years. The gardens were extensive and originally formal in their layout, evolving into a more relaxed theme in the late 19th century.

Batsford Park , Nr Moreton in Marsh
Gloucestershire GL56 9QB

Mid November to 1st February 10.00am to 4.00pm. weekends only
1st February to mid November 10.00am to 5.00pm. Every Day
Boxing Day and New Year's Day 11.00am to 3.00pm - Complimentary hot punch on Boxing Day.


01386 701 441

Berkeley Castle
In 1153 Maurice Berkeley completed this fortress by the Severn Estuary at the command of Henry II, and ever since it has been the home of the Berkeley family - one of England's oldest families who have given their name to numerous locations all over the world, from Berkeley Square in London to Berkeley Hundred in Virginia and Berkeley University in California. This ancient castle has been preserved and gradually transformed from a savage Norman fortress into a truly stately home with a wealth of treasures.
GL13 9BQ


01453 810 332

One of the most attractive villages in BritainThe area is actually made up of two villages, Arlington on one side of the River Coln and Bibury on the other. It is one of the "must see" destinations in the Cotswolds, and has a place on the itinery of most tourists. Attractions in Bibury include Arlington Row, a row of weavers cottages built of local stone next to the River Coln, Arlington Mill, the Bibury Trout Farm and the Saxon Church, the Church of St Mary. The north Chancel wall of the Church is home to a stained glass window which was designed in 1927 by Karl Parsons and was featured in the 1992 Christmas stamp set issued by the Royal Mail. The River Coln flows through Bibury sandwiched between the main village street and an expanse of boggy watermeadow known as Rack Isle. With Arlington Row as a backdrop, it makes one of the most picturesque scenes you will find in the Cotswolds.

Bibury Trout Farm
Visitors of all ages will enjoy feeding the fish at Bibury Trout Farm. A working farm rearing high quality Rainbow Trout in the Cotswold village of Bibury, described by William Morris as the 'most beautiful village in England'. Lovely gift shop, fresh and smoked trout, beginners fishery and refreshments (summer).
Bibury Trout
Bibury, Cirencester
Gloucestershire, GL7 5N

01285 740215

Birdland was first established in 1957 and was sited in the centre of Bourton. It moved to its present site, a few hundred metres down the road in 1989. The current location was a trout farm and a Poplar plantation for match stick production, owned by Bryant and May.Birdland is set in woodland, river and gardens, this natural setting is inhabited by over 500 birds. Flamingos, pelicans, penguins, cranes, storks, cassowary and waterfowl can be seen on various aspects of the water habitat. There are over 50 aviaries of parrots, falcons, pheasants, hornbills, toucans, touracos, pigeons, ibis and many more. The Tropical, Temperate and Desert Houses are home to the more delicate species.
Rissington Road , Bourton on the Water
Gloucestershire, GL54 2BN

Open all year except Christmas Day.
April to October: 10.00am to 6.00pm
November to March: 10.00am to 4.00pm.
(Last admission 1 hour before closing).

01451 820 480

The hidden village of the Cotswolds. More people live here than the popular tourist villages. Once the centre of Britain's silk trade it is popular with hikers.The village name has changed over the centuries, In a charter of 855 in the days of the Mercian King Burgred it was referred to as Bloccanleeh. Before the Norman Conquest Blockley was referred to as Bloccelea and in the Doomsday Survey of 1086 as Blochelei in a survey of 1299 it was referred to as now, Blockley.Today Blockley is a part of Gloucestershire. - it used to be in Worcestershire.
Bourton House Gardens
Bourton House Gardens first opened to the public on a single Sunday in 1987 under the auspices of the National Garden Scheme. This was an exciting time. For many years the work involved a brown earth policy (lots of digging and not too much planting), growing organically in every sense of the word. Each season brought new challenges, as well as new plans for new projects. The same is true today, the garden is ever evolving: whether it is the installation of a new tunnel in the field opposite to allow even more exotica to grow, or widening wide beds to accommodate more exciting foliage and flora.Since Saxon times, the stone built village of Bourton on the Hill has hugged the Cotswold escarpment. Built on monastic lands, Bourton House, its Brewhouse stables and coach house have created a courtyard since the late 16th century.
                    House Gardens
Bourton-on-the-Hill , Moreton-in-Marsh
Gloucestershire GL56 9AE

01386 700 754

 Bourton on the Water, known as "The Venice of the Cotswolds" is an extremely popular village where elegant 18th century bridges cross the River Windrush as it flows through the centre of the village. Although Bourton on the Water is a large village as villages go, there are more attractions in Bourton on the Water than you would perhaps expect to find in a destination of its size. Bourton on the Water grasps the tourism industry with both hands ad offers the model village, Birdland, Bourton Model Railway, Cotswold Perfumery, Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection, Dragonfly Maze and Salmonsbury Meadows Nature Reserve amongst its attractions.
Bourton on the
Victoria Street ,Bourton-on-the-Water,
Gloucestershire,GL54 2BU  



01451 820211 Fax: 01451 821103

Bourton on the Water Model Village
A replica in local stone of one of the Cotswolds most beautiful villages. Here, in one-ninth scale, you will find the River Windrush with its distinctive bridges, beeches, willows and chestnuts all in miniature. It is complete with the Church of St Lawrence and music of the actual choir.
Gloucestershire, GL54 2AF

01451 820467

Bristol Aero Collection
The Bristol Aero Collection is a museum dedicated to the preservation and display of artefacts of the Bristol Aeroplane Company, and its sister companies. On display are aircraft, engines, missiles, spacecraft, buses and many more items designed and built in Bristol in the last century.The Bristol Aero Collection was formed in 1988, with the intention of preserving for future generations the history of aeronautical development in the Filton area. Aircraft production began on the Filton site in 1910, when the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company started building the Boxkite. The factory went from strength to strength, and was the largest factory in Europe by the start of World War II. Aircraft, engines, spacecraft, missiles, and other more diverse products were produced during the 20th Century, and the site is still very active as the UK headquarters of Airbus. Engine design and production still continues with Rolls Royce on the Patchway site next to the airfield.The Bristol Aero Collection was formed in 1988 by a group of like-minded individuals, all passionate about aviation heritage in the Bristol area. The group included Brian Trubshaw, Concorde test pilot and General Manager at Filton; Sir Robert Wall; Peter Gibbs; Walter Gibb, Bristol Test Pilot in the 1950's; Graham Kilsby, who now runs the Bristol Heritage Collection in Tennessee; and Roger Hargreaves, founder of the Britannia Aircraft Preservation Trust. From here, a steering committee was set up, and the group was publicly launched in June 1990. In November 1992, the Bristol Aero Collection was formed as a registered charity. The Bristol Aero Collection Team was also created, to support the trust, by recruiting volunteers, and working towards establishing a museum in the Filton area.

Hangar E2,
Kemble Airfield,
about 4 miles south west of Cirencester on the A429.

01285 771204

Bristol City Football Club
1894: Bristol South End Football Club are formed and play their games at St. John's Lane, Bedminster
1897: The club is renamed Bristol City Football Club and made into a limited company after a famous meeting in the Albert Hall, Bedminster. A decision was made to employ a manager, so contact was made with Sam Hollis at Woolwich Arsenal. One of his first assignments at Bristol City was to assemble a squad of players to take part in the Southern League - he was given a trans fer fund of £40!

Cristol City
Bristol City Football Club
Ashton Gate Stadium
Ashton Road

 0117 963 0630
Bristol Rovers Football Club
The Memorial Stadium has been owned by Bristol Rovers since 1998, when it was purchased from the old Bristol Rugby Club, who were in administration at the time. Founded in 1998 they have been members of the Football League since 1920, having won the Southern League in 1904/05.
Bristol Rovers Football Club
The Memorial Stadium
Filton Avenue, Horfield
Bristol, BS7 0BF
0117 9096648
Bristol Rugby Football Club
Bristol Rugby (or Bristol Football Club as it was formerly known) was formed in 1888 and over the years some of the greatest names in the game have played for the Club from Len Corbett, Sam Tucker, Jack Gregory, John Pullin and Alan Morley through to Jason Little and Agustin Pichot in recent years. Now one of the leading Rugby Clubs in the top Guiness League they also play in Europe.
Bristol Rugby
The Memorial Stadium
Filton Avenue

 0117 952 0500

Cerney House Gardens

Leave the hustle and bustle of today's world and visit Cerney House Gardens, where time seems to stand still. Let old-fashioned scents and colour surround you in this romantic secret garden. Explore the working organic kitchen garden amongst the overflowing herbaceous borders. Discover wildlife and woodland walks through our 40 acres of Cotswold parkland.
Cerney House
Cerney House Gardens, Cerney Lodge
North Cerney, Cirencester
Glos. GL7 7BX
Cerney House Gardens is located off the A419 (between Cirencester and Cheltenham), up past North Cerney Church (not in the main village).

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, 10am till 5pm, April (Easter) to the end of July.

 01285 831300


This historic Elizabethan house, home of the Lowsley-Williams family, contains much of interest to the discerning visitor. During the tour of the house, usually conducted by a member of the family, visitors can see the tapestry rooms and furniture and relics of the Cromwelllian period.During the Civil War (1641-49) Chavenage was owned by Colonel Nathaniel Stephens, M.P. for Gloucestershire who was persuaded by Oliver Cromwell, to whom he was related by marriage, to vote for the King's impeachment. Soon after the King was beheaded, Colonel Stephens died and it is said that his ghostly form was seen being driven away from Chavenage by a headless coachman wearing the Royal vestments. Featured in the BBC2 programme 'Stately Suppers', hosted by the celebrity Chef James Martin. The house has also been used as a location for many television productions including Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, Casualty, House of Elliot, Berkeley Square, Cider with Rosieand the US series Relic Hunter III. Available for weddings & Corporate entertainment.

Chavenage , Tetbury,
Gloucestershire GL8 8XP

Personal tours May to September every Thursday & Sunday 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Also Easter and Bank Holiday Mondays.
Groups & Coach parties throughout the year by appointment.

 01666 502 329

Chedworth Roman Villa

Chedworth is the best site in the country for exploring and understanding the remains of a large country house of the Roman period. Chedworth Roman Villa is very much an interactive attraction, with many events being staged so that your experience of the site is ehanced and your understanding of the Roman way of life improved. The villa was discovered by accident in 1864, when a gamekeeper found fragments of paving and pottery on the bank of soild which covered what is now referred to as room 32. The importance of these finds were recognised by James Farrer who uncovered most of the buildings now visible over a period of two years at the expense of the then owner, the Earl of Eldon, who also provided the Museum and roofing for some of the structures. In 1924 the site was bought for The National Trust by means of subscriptions raised largely by the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society. Since that time, further discoveries have been made such as a child's coffin in 1935, the excavation of Room 4 in 1954 and a series of excavations by Sir John Richmond from 1958 until his death in 1965. The site today looks different from how it would have looked in the Roman period. The vegetation of the area now largely comprises of modern plantations and at the time when the villa was built the trees were probably less dense than they are today. The contours of the site would have been much sharper than they are now. When maintenance and repair of the building stopped, when the buildings were eventually abandoned, the roofs and walls would have collapsed. Soil eroded from the slopes by the weather would have collected behind the walls and eventually would have covered them thereby preserving some walls to a considerable height. A large amount of this debris was moved in the excavations of the 19th century and now forms the platform on which the custodian's house, originally a shooting lodge, was built before 1870. The edge of this modern terrace runs along the lawn east of the modern house, thus softening the outlines of the modern landscape.

Chedworth Roman Villa

Chedworth Roman Villa

Yanworth, nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 3LJ

Chedworth Roman Villa is 3 miles northwest of Fossebridge on the Cirencester to Northleach road (A429)
Approach from A429 via Yanworth or from A436 via Withington (coaches must approach from Fossebridge). Many of the roads on the approach to Chedworth Roman Villa are quite narrow so drive with care.



Cheltenham is the most complete Regency town in England and one of the few English towns in which traditional and contemporary architecture complement each other. Cheltenham began as an Anglo-Saxon village over 1200 years ago. In1226 it became a market town, which was the basis of its economy until the 18 century, when its medicinal waters were discovered in a field to the south of the town, where Cheltenham Ladies’ College now stands. These were regarded as beneficial for a whole range of illnesses and by the late 18 century the town was one of England’s leading spas.In 1788 King George III spent five weeks at Cheltenham, drinking the waters for his health’s sake. His visit ‘set the seal’ on the town’s popularity and during the following years the number of visitors and residents increased dramatically. Between 1700 and 1800 its population rose from 1500 to over 3000 and by 1850 it was the largest town in Gloucestershire, with a population of more than 35,000. Among famous visitors were members of the English and Continental Royal families, including Princess (later Queen) Victoria, the Duke of Wellington, and the novelists Jane Austen and Lord Byron.Visitors to the town would drink the waters at either the original spa or one of the rival spas that were established in the early 19 century, such as Montpellier and Pittville. Several of the spas had tree-lined walks, rides and gardens in which the visitors could ‘promenade’, often with a band of musicians in attendance. Regular public breakfasts, gala fetes, firework displays and other entertainments were held at the larger spas. Visitors could also attend balls, assemblies and concerts at the Assembly Rooms, plays at the Theatre Royal and horse races at the racecourse. They could also shop for souvenirs along the High Street and, from the 1820s, in the fashionable new shopping areas of Montpellier and the Promenade.Cheltenham’s heyday as a spa lasted from about 1790 to 1840 and these years saw the building of the town’s many fine Regency terraces, crescents and villas. By 1840 it had also become a popular residential town, particularly for military families, many of whom had served in the Empire. It also gained a reputation for the quality of preaching in its many churches and chapels and for its schools and colleges, which encouraged still more families to settle in the town.

77 Promenade , Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1PJ   Email:tic@cheltenham.gov.uktic


Tel: 01242 522878 Alt
 Tel: 01242 517110 Fax: 01242 255848

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Awarded Designated Museum status for its outstanding, world-famous collection relating to the Arts & Crafts Movement. This includes fine furniture and exquisite metalwork, made by Cotswold craftsmen - inspired by William Morris. Additional collections are rare Chinese and English pottery; 300 years of painting by Dutch and British artists; the story of Edward Wilson, Cheltenham's Antarctic explorer. Also discover the history of Britain's most complete Regency town and archaeological treasures from the neighbouring Cotswolds. Special exhibitions, museum shop and Cafe.  Admission free, donations welcome
                    Art Gallery
 Art Gallery & Museum,
Clarence Street,
GL50 3JT.
Monday - Saturday 10.00-5.20. 1st Thursday of month 11.00-5.20. Closed Bank Holidays.

01242 237431

Cheltenham Archers
 Cheltenham Archers club was founded in 1857 by the greatest target archer of all time - Horace Ford, twelve times National Champion and innovator of many archery techniques still in use today.  Since the days of Horace Ford, the Cheltenham Archers club has enjoyed a long tradition of fine archers and is fortunate to count amongst its members past and present Master Bowmen, County Champions, County Team Members and fully qualified Coaches.Nestling at the foot of Cleeve Hill in the glorious Cotswolds   Cheltenham Archers enjoy excellent facilities at Cheltenham Racecourse. Apart from February and March when the ground is transformed into the tented village for the prestigious Gold Cup and a couple of weekends throughout the year, the targets are permanently out at all distances. Archers can use the field any day at any time and should the weather turn inclement there is a comfortable clubhouse with toilets and tea and coffee making facilities. The clubhouse is also used periodically for equipment evenings where novices can get help with string making, fletching and, for the not so accurate, arrow straightening!  Archers of all disciplines are welcome at Cheltenham Archers, compound, recurve, bare bow and longbow all have their enthusiastic followers at the club, with many members proficient in more than one discipline. In the winter when we are forced indoors we hold quiz nights at the club and visit the local ten pin bowling alley to keep the competitive spirit going. The Annual Dinner is popular and gives members the opportunity to sample one of the many excellent restaurants Gloucestershire has to offer.Indoor winter practice takes place twice a week on Monday evening (7.15pm to 9.15pm) and Friday evening (7pm to 9pm) at a nearby school from October until our ground is ready after the Gold Cup.

Cheltenham Archers Club Ground is located at 

 Cheltenham Race Course

Cheltenham Bacon Theatre
Completed in October 1991, Cheltenham's youngest venue has come of age and we can't wait to meet you! On the beautifully landscaped site of Dean Close School, the magnificent but modern Bacon Theatre owes its name to a previous Headmaster who fundraised tirelessly to afford to build what was quite literally, his dream. Today, the dream continues with a packed programme of public events throughout the year. Whether you're looking for the best in professional touring theatre, jazz, ballet, rock or celebrity speakers or a chance to support local talent and charities in panto, musical or variety shows; the Bacon Theatre is just your cup tea!
                  Theatre, Cheltenham
The Bacon Theatre
Dean Close School
Shelburne Road
GL51 6HE

The theatre administration and box office is open
Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Email: admin@bacontheatre.demon.co.uk

 01242 258002

Cheltenham Balooning
Having visited Cheltenham, Charles Dickens then wrote, "Rarely have I seen such a place that so attracted my fancy,"……..and he had his feet firmly on the ground.or our pilots and passengers who clearly don’t, the whole vista is even more spectacular. Cheltenham is a perfect place for hanging around with your head in the clouds and your feet in a basket. he tops of fine churches, a peek into parkland, a glimpse over a wall into a regency house or garden, this hot air balloon trip is a beautiful way to capture the hidden beauty of a historic market town at a leisurely pace. And there’s more on the horizon – as you fly into the Vale of Severn or head out over the Cotswolds.Ballooning Network fly from Cheltenham Racecourse, the home of the National Hunt festival held in March each year with its Champion hurdle and nail biting Gold Cup.

Ballooning Network
Coronation Rd,Bristol, BS3 1RN

Monday to Friday
 8:00-am to 5:00pm

 01452 7136

Cheltenham Beechwood Place
A great place to go if you want to escape the crowds of the High Street.  Beechwood is a shopping emporium offering you the chance to browse around famous name shops including Ciro Citterio and The Disney Store.  You can also have your nails varnished, buy a mobile phone, eat a baguette, drink some expensive coffee, buy some even more expensive ice cream, and then look at cheap CDs.  A venture into the centre of Beechwood will have you believing you are in a tropical rainforest as you fight your way through big trees, negotiate rapid waterfalls, and talk to a drunk bloke called Dougie. 
Beechwood Place Shopping Centre 123 High Street. Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL50 1DQ .


01242 261 122

Cheltenham College

Cheltenham College is a great school in every sense. Founded in 1841, it grew quickly to become one of the largest boarding schools in the UK, with a distinctively Christian foundation and emphases on scholarship and public service. Today there are approximately 450 full boarders and 150 day-pupils, both boys and girls, and it occupies the most beautiful of buildings close to the centre of the Regency town of Cheltenham.Whilst proud of its history, the College is not at all pretentious. It has a tremendously positive ethos and is a place where pupils with all sorts of talents and interests are happy and flourish. Preparing pupils for public examinations is central to its purpose, but the pursuit of academic success is balanced by the provision of a rich vein of extra-curricular opportunities. Pupils take part in sport, music, art, drama, academic societies and a whole plethora of activities, all of which contribute to making them self-confident and well-rounded young people.

Cheltenham College, Bath Road,
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7LD  


01242 265600

Cheltenham Cricket Festival
No year would be complete without the Cheltenham County Cricket Festival when Gloucestershire play host to other first class and often international teams. This festival which has been held since 1872 is hosted by Cheltenham College and the splendid College buildings make for an unusual but pleasing setting for county cricket.
Cheltenham Cricket

0117 9108000

Cheltenham Everyman Theatre
The Everyman is Gloucestershire's theatre - and has been serving the county (and beyond) since 1891.
Our main auditorium is an architectural masterpiece designed by Frank Matcham that has inspired generations of performers. The common thread throughout the many years has always been our relationship with our audience - a relationship that we treasure.Whether you visit the Everyman to see ballet, opera, drama, dance, comedy, music events or our traditional family pantomime. Or if you take part in one of our many community projects, education workshops or youth theatre productions. Or if you visit us to dine or drink in our café, restaurant, internet café or wine bar. Or if you are simply here to visit our website and book your tickets. Whatever the reason we would like to warmly welcome you and hope you return many times.
Cheltenham Everyman
Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1HQ
Box Office Telephone: 01242 572573
Stage Door Telephone: 01242 512515
Fax: 01242 224305

Email: admin@everymantheatre.org.uk


Cheltenham Festival of Literature
In its 56th year The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival has once again seen record numbers through its doors with a finely balanced programme of top novelists, actors, comedians, playwrights, politicians and poets - from Africa to America and Liverpool to London. This year the worlds oldest Literature Festival, in its first year with The Times on board, smashed previous ticket sales with over 70,000 tickets sold.The ten day Festival witnessed its biggest ever event with 2,500 people heading to the Centaur to join Stephen Fry as he unravelled the mystery of poetry. The range of amazing authors, from Alan Bennett to Julian Clary, as well as a host of Festival favourites from Judi Dench to Jacqueline Wilson, not to mention Festival firsts from Louis Theroux and Bret Easton Ellis ensured this year’s record breaking success. Elsewhere Festival highlights included comedy moments with Rik Mayall and Eric Sykes, political debate from Tony Benn and the fantastic Multistory series: ten world premieres in ten days with the Festival’s specially commissioned new works performed on stage.6th-15th October 2006

                  Literary Festival
The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival
Cheltenham Town Hall
Imperial Square
GL50 1QA  

01242 263494
Cheltenham Film Studios
Ever wanted to write a screenplay? Well, now's your chance - with the International Screenwriters' Festival and the BBC Learning Centre!If you dream of making it big in the movies, here's an opportunity to take your first step towards screenwriting stardom.The first International Screenwriters' Festival comes to Cheltenham Film Studios between June 27 and July 1 2006, bringing with it the chance for Gloucestershire's untapped film-writing talents to show off their skills in a competition called SCRIPT_1 Any aspiring writer over 16 is invited to submit their short film idea, with prizes of up to £300 up for grabs.The winner and two runners up will also win a place on a special crash course at the International Screenwriters' Festival - a road map to the industry outlining the skills, techniques and knowledge to help new writers get a head start in the film and TV industry.Creators of the most promising entries shortlisted at the end of March will be invited to a screenwriting workshop led by industry experts at the BBC Learning Centre then given six weeks to write a ten minute film script.Their scripts will be judged by a team of professional screenwriters and prizes awarded at a New Writers' Day at the International Screenwriters' Festival in June.

                  Film Studios

How to enterSend a short summary of your short film, on one A4 page or less, and to
By email :
lucy@screenwritersfestival.com By post:
SCRIPT_1 Competition
International Screenwriters' Festival
Arturi Films Ltd, Fern House
Bath Road, Stroud
Gloucestershire GL5 3TL.

Cheltenham Film Studios
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 
Email: info@cheltstudio.com

 01242 542 700

Cheltenham Football Club
After many years Cheltenham are now in League 2 of the Football League. Do come along & support us.
                  Town Football Club
Whaddon Road, Cheltenham
There is a FREE matchday shuttle bus (unless advised otherwise) which runs between the Cheltenham Racecourse Park & Ride facility and from/to outside the Off Licence located near the junction of Whaddon Road and Prestbury Road (25omtrs from ground).

01242 573558

Cheltenham  International Festival of Music
30 June-15 July 2006
From the splendour of the morning recitals, to the intimacy of our contemporary late-night concerts, the Cheltenham Music Festival is a huge summer celebration that brings together a vast mix of artists and audiences, young and old, familiar and unfamiliar. Aiming to stimulate and illuminate the people of Cheltenham and beyond, we welcomed Martyn Brabbins as our new Artistic Director in July 2005 for a richly satisfying diet of music. With events ranging from free family workshops to innovative young artists’ projects to concerts from well-loved performers such as Dame Felicity Lott, The Lindsays, Alfred Brendel and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, it was an exciting, exhausting musical adventure. Furthermore, the Festival’s promotion of contemporary composers, including Jonathan Harvey and Markus Stockhausen, reinforced Cheltenham’s position at the vanguard of all that is fascinating in live music today. We look forward to seeing you in July!
                  International Festival of Music
The Cheltenham Music Festival
Cheltenham Town Hall
Imperial Square
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GL50 1QA
01242 227979

Cheltenham Festival of Science
7-11 June 2006
We doubt Galileo took part in a mad hatters tea party whilst debating the effects of gravity and Einstein was probably not prone to debating his theory of relativity in a tent, but things have changed. Since the Cheltenham Science Festival began in 2002 over 100,000 people have taken part in our annual celebration of things that are challenging, intriguing and exciting. Each year we have explored the pleasures, mysteries, questions and discoveries of science through debates, talks, workshops, our free interactive science space - the Discover Zone and a mix of live art installations, experiments and cinema. an you talk to your dog?
Is time travel possible? Was the Apollo landing a hoax? Indulge your curiosity and let us take you on a journey through parallel universes, what makes us human and why we believe in luck with some of the leading scientists, authors, chefs, journalists and explorers of today. We look forward to seeing you in June!

Cheltenham Festival of Science
The Cheltenham Science Festival
Cheltenham Town Hall
Imperial Square
GL50 1QA


01242 227979

Cheltenham Jazz Festival
in association with BBC Radio 2

27 April-1 May 2006

Cheltenham Jazz Festival has an extraordinary reputation for its creative and exciting programme. It is your chance to witness the biggest names on the international jazz scene alongside the best of British talent.

We hope you will join us! Highlights of the 2006 programme include the Grammy award-winning singer, Dianne Reeves, Miles Davis collaborator, Lee Konitz, the World Saxophone Quartet’s Jimi Hendrix Experience, and British jazz diva Claire Martin, alongside the Laurence Cottle Big Band.

We are delighted to have the UK’s most popular radio station, BBC Radio 2, as our new partners. Together we will be presenting two exclusive concerts. The first features the BBC Big Band with pianist Abdullah Ibrahim. The second is a live broadcast of Friday Night Is Music Night, with the BBC Concert Orchestra, and guests Clare Teal and Ian Shaw. However, this Festival is not just about the big names! If you want to find out what’s fresh in the jazz world, check out www.jerwoodrisingstars.org.uk for loads of information on our unique series of up-and-coming British jazz artists.

Hear samples of their music and then check them out at the Festival. There are also plenty of chances to dance the night away, from the trailblazing club/jazz beats of the Herbaliser and DJ Format to the old school funk grooves of the JTQ Funk Orchestra and The Staxs, with special guest, Sam Brown.

Playing in 2006
Lee Konitz
Clare Martin
Dianne Reeves
Abdullah Ibrahim
BBC Concert Orchestra featuring Clare Teal and Ian Shaw
World Saxophone Quartet
Vijay Iyer Quartet
Eri Yamamoto
David Binney Quartet
Townhouse Orchestra with Evan Parker
Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Soweto Kinch
DJ Format
DJ Norman Jay with Leftfoot and Sugar Beats
Puppini Sisters
Cleveland Watkiss
Tunde Jegede

Jerwood Rising Stars presents...

Abram Wilson

Julia Biel
Sugar Beats
Gwilym Simcock

 We can accept Visa, Mastercard and Maestro payment. The best tickets available are always allocated. A £1.50 booking fee per transaction will be charged by tickets.com.Concessions: Unfortunately we are not able to offer concessions online, please contact us in person (see below).Other ways to buy tickets:Telephone the box office on 01242 227979 boxoffice@cheltenham.gov.uk By Post, please send your request to: The booking office, Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham, GL50 1QA. Please include your name, address and contact number and supply an s.a.e. or £1 postage for tickets to be sent, otherwise tickets will be held at the venue for you to collect.Call in person (see our opening hours below).  Box office opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm or on days of a performance closing 15 minutes after the start. (The Box office opens 30 minutes before the start of Performances on Public Holidays and Sundays.)Tickets may be reserved, but must be paid for within 3 working days, or no later than 30 minutes before the start of the performance, whichever is sooner. Please note there may be an additional booking or event fee. Make any cheques payable to Cheltenham Borough Council. Tickets cannot be exchanged, nor refunded, except in the case of a cancelled event.
Booking line on 01242 227979
Cheltenham Montpelier District
For the culturally and gastronomically challenged perhaps a spot of shopping may fit the bill. Very much a regional shopping centre Cheltenham has all the ‘Big Names’ stores but also has an enormous range of small specialist shops and boutiques. Elegant Montpelier has the largest selection of boutiques and gift shops and the Suffolk Road, Suffolk Parade area the best antique shops. Montpelier has both the ambience, smart shops, chic restaurants and beautiful people. Don't miss it.

Cheltenham Morgan Touring

Imagine yourself at the wheel of a Morgan 4/4 driving through the country lanes and villages of the Cotswolds. The hood down, the wind in your hair and the thrill of driving a classic, hand-built, English sports car. The Morgan Motor Company and VisitCheltenham have come together to make your dream come true. We can now offer exclusive three-night weekend breaks in top hotels and apartments, which include the hire of your very own Morgan 4/4 sports car. Prices start at just £900 for two.

Cheltenham Playhouse Theatre

For 60 years, the people of Cheltenham have enjoyed the notable facility of their own Theatre. A Theatre in which talented amateurs from all walks of life can work together with a single purpose; the presentation of non-professional drama of exceptionally high standards to the theatre-going public.The Playhouse is owned by the Cheltenham Borough Council but the management of the building and its activities are undertaken entirely voluntarily. The Playhouse Theatre Cheltenham, which leases the building from the Council, has currently around 300 members who are represented by an elected committee which administers the facilities of the building. The PTC's income is generated almost entirely by the Theatre Box Office and its two bars. It receives no grants or public money and continues to thrive due to its policy of good housekeeping. Over the years, the PTC has made significant improvements to the Theatre to the benefit of its audiences and performers. The club employs box office and cleaning staff who ensure the smooth running of the theatre during normal office hours, when the majority of club members are at their jobs! It is in the evenings that the theatre comes alive; performances to the general public change every other week, groups utilise rehearsal rooms to work on their current productions, members meet to plan and design future shows, backstage crews construct and paint scenery and those members not actually involved in a show may meet for a social drink in the members' club bar. The Cheltenham Playhouse Theatre is an important amenity to the people of Cheltenham. It gives pleasure to thousands of people who regularly demonstrate their support by continuing to enjoy the performances staged here. Tthis is Cheltenham's own Theatre, managed, supported and maintained by the people of Cheltenham, for the people of Cheltenham.

                  Playhouse Theatre
The Playhouse Theatre Cheltenham, Bath Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7HG.
e-mail boxoffice.playhouse@virgin.net

01242 522852 
Cheltenham Racecourse
The leading National Hunt Racecourse which hosts the Cheltenham Festival in March. There are many other meetings throughout the year. Right in the heart of the grandstand complex is the finest display of steeplechasing history, video recordings of the great races and a chance to look behind the scenes of our sport and learn about the horses and people who have created this sport. Experience the thrill of riding at speed on a mechanical horse and receive expert tuition from the British Racing School that could encourage a greater understanding of the technique of jockeyship. New features include Best Mate and famous Irish families.
Cheltenham Racecourse
Cheltenham Racecourse
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. GL50 4SH
Cheltenham Racecourse is just a few minutes North from the centre of Cheltenham - a short distance from the M5. If travelling by car follow the AA signs to the car parks. The nearest train station is Cheltenham Spa - for information call 08457 484950 - and on race days bus links from the Station to the Racecourse are available
 01242 513 014

Cheltenham Regent Arcade

Welcome to Regent Arcade. With 70 shops and stylish brands to tempt you, 5 restaurants to refresh you and 500 parking spaces to relax you. It's your place to experience Cheltenham -2 floors of stylish shopping brands at the heart of Cheltenham -Six cafes to refresh you. Stop for coffee, grab a pretzel or relax over lunch -Regent Arcade restrooms are available on the first floor near the lifts -Photo Me booth and ATM Machine are located on the Ground Floor

Regent Arcade, Cheltenham
Regent Arcade Shopping Centre, High Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1JZ
Monday to Saturday 9am-5.30pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

The Cotswold Ice Cream Company

 Even the fussiest ice cream fans will be spoilt for choice here.  From Passion Fruit and Mango Madness to Lemon Meringue, Sticky Toffee Fudge to Cappuccino, their flavours are all organic and Fairtrade and made from the milk of cows living on the farm. Recent additions to the range include Mint Choc Chip (made with real mint leaves) and Rum & Raisin.  All flavours are available in 125ml, 500ml and 4.5l tubs.  The company supplies small retailers and summer tourist attractions such as Kelmscott Manor. Founder Dani Slatter emphasises the dedicated, hands-on ethos of the company: “We split the vanilla pods, grind the beans...our small batches enable us to really experiment.”  The best bit about making ice cream?  “Seeing the enjoyment on people’s faces when they eat it.”
Look out for upcoming mulled wine sorbet!
                Cotswold Ice Cream Company Hill House Farm
GL54 3NH
Email: dani@cotswoldicecream.com

tel: 01451 861425
Chipping Camden
Get your camera ready to snap this most filmed village in the Cotswolds. A backdrop for many films including Miss Marple. Only a short distance from Stratford Upon AvonThe 17th century Market Hall in Chipping Campden was donated by Viscount Campden in 1627. The oldest house in Chipping Campden is believed to be Grevel House built by William Grevel c1380. Found in the High Street, Grevel House is the oldest in a fine row of buildings, and is distinguished by a double-storey bay window. The "Cotswold Olympicks" was founded in 1612 by Robert Dover, long before the modern Olympic Games had been established. The Cotswold version still takes place on the first Friday after the Spring Bank Holiday. The Games are held in a spectacular natural hollow on Dover's Hill above the town, from the top of which views over the Vale of Evesham can be seen on a fine day. Chipping Campden is simply a perfect Cotswold town. The town's Church of St James, one of the finest in the Cotswolds, was built in the 15th century, financed by merchants who bought wool from Cotswold farmers and exported it at high profit.
The Old Police Station , High Street ,Chipping Campden ,Gloucestershire GL55 6HB  

 01386 841206

The town at the heart of the Forest of Dean. Cinderford grew up at the point where the Littledean to Coleford Road crossed Bideford Brook (known also as Cinderford or Soudley Brook). The name Cinderford - spelled 'Synderford' - dates back to 1258.It is believed that iron ore has been mined and smelted in the area since the time of the Normans. The river ford which gave the town its name, was replaced by a bridge in 1674, when post Civil War improvements were made to the town.This former mining town and industrial capital of the Forest is quietly undergoing a revival, attracting new businesses into the area. The centre of the town, called The Triangle, has two fine sculptures - the town's war memorial plus a statue of local freeminer, Dave Harvey. Cinderford offers a good range of shops, one of the best Indian restaurants in the area, plus a range of top quality films which are shown in its wonderfully restored Edwardian theatre, the Palace Cinema. Cinderford Artspace is a relatively new venue which showcases work by local and national craftspeople and artists.
Rheola House, Bellevue Centre, 4 Belle Vue Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2AE

Mon - Tue 09:00 to 12:45 13:30 to 16:45 | Wed 09:00 to 12:45 | Thu 09:00 to 12:45 13:30 to 16:45 | Fri 09:00 to 12:45 13:30 to 16:15
01594 823184

Cirencester, known as the "Capital Of The Cotswolds", is an historic Roman town in the heart of the Cotswolds with attractions from a Roman Ampitheatre to the nearby Chedworth Roman Villa. The Corinium Museum in an important source of information on the local history.The Greek writer Ptolemy mentions Korinion in his Geography, written about AD 150, and it is agreed that the Romans based the name Corinium on a Celtic word Corn or Corin. This may derive from the name of the British tribe, the Cornovii, and in any case it is connected with the name of the River Churn.Cirencester is an historic wool town that had great importance in Roman times. It's impressive church dominates the Market Place and can be viewed for miles around.Cirencester has great road links to the surrounding area which makes it the ideal base for touring the Cotswolds.In the town you will find the famous Corinium Museum which has recently be re-opened after a major refurbishment and improvement programme. And the Cirencester outdoor swimming pool is one of the oldest open air swimming pools in Britain.

Corn Hall , Market Place, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 2NW  
Email: cirencestervic@cotswold.gov.uk  

01285 654180 Fax: 01285 641182

Cirencester Lock Up
A two-celled lock-up built in 1804 and moved to its present site in 1837.  Display panels tell the story of lock-ups in general and the history of this building & the Cirencester workhouse. Key from Corinium Museum or District Council offices.
                  Lock Up
Cotswold District Council Offices, Trinity Road, Cirencester
Open all year, daily.
 01285 655611
Clearwell Caves Ancient Iron Mines

Mining in the Forest of Dean is believed to have begun over 7,000 years ago during the Mesolithic period (Middle Stone Age) as people migrated back into the area after the last ice age (10,000 yrs ago). People were collecting ochre pigments, particularly red ochre which had important cultural decorative and ritual uses. Some very early stone tools are on show in the museum section.By the 1st century AD, there was a thriving iron industry in the Forest of Dean and many smelting sites using the high quality ore from these mines. Large scale iron ore mining expanded until the 1890s and the last iron mines continued until 1945, in its last year this mine produced over 3,000 tons of ore. Today it still continues small scale production of iron minerals (mainly for artists' paint pigment).

Nr Coleford , Royal Forest of Dean
Gloucestershire GL16 8JR

12th February to 31st October 10.00am - 5.00pm. 26th November to 24thDecember Christmas Fantasy
01594 832 535

Coleford is a thriving community located within easy reach of a wide range of interesting places to visit throughout the Royal Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and Vale of Leadon. Coleford has a rich history, first recorded as Colevorde in 1275 when it was in part of the Royal hunting forest. It was here in Coleford during the 1800's that Robert Mushet perfected the Bessemer Process of steel making and later developed his own self-hardening steel, which transformed tool making in the industrial age.  Coleford has a number of historical buildings which are well worth a visit and can be enjoyed along one of the many Coleford Town walks, each of which follow their own special theme. There is also a whole range of events that take place in Coleford throughout the year, including the Carnival of Transport in April, the well established Coleford Music Festival in May and dancing through the Dean in July, plus visitors have the opportunity to sample the locally produced food and drink at the Coleford Farmers Market which takes place in the town square every Friday.
High Street, Coleford, Gloucestershire GL16 8HG  
Email: tourism@fdean.gov.uk    Map

01594 812388 Fax: 01594 832889

Corinium Museum, Cirencester

The Corinium Museum, Cirencester, re-opened its doors on Wednesday, September 15 2004 – after a £5m transformation which has made it the must-see visitor attraction of the Cotswolds.The Corinium Museum had been closed for two years to undergo a stunning makeover, doubling its size and allowing many fascinating treasures to go on show for the first time.The project was funded by owners Cotswold District Council (£1.775m); the Heritage Lottery Fund (£2.725m) and donations through the Cotswold Museums Charitable Trust.Visitors can trace the story of the Cotswolds from Prehistory to the late 19th Century, with hands-on exhibits, interactive displays and a wealth of precious artefacts. There are animated and practical games, and audio-visual screens to bring the past to life for everyone from schoolchildren to grandparents.Special emphasis is placed on the town’s Roman heritage, reflecting Cirencester’s importance as the second biggest Roman town, Corinium, outside London. The Roman collection is now spread over two floors and includes marvellous mosaics, tombstones and sculpture as well as room and shop reconstructions and objects from everyday Roman life. A dramatic new Anglo-Saxon gallery has been created to house the finds – including rare gold pendants - from the cemetery uncovered at Butler’s Field, Lechlade, in 1985. Here, visitors will come face to face with their ancestors in the shape of a forensically-reconstructed Anglo-Saxon man and child who were among the 219 bodies.The centrepiece of this new gallery is the reconstruction of the grave of ‘Mrs Getty’, the 6th Century Anglo-Saxon princess so nicknamed because of the 500 treasures buried with her.The revamped medieval gallery focuses on the impact that the wool trade had on the town of Cirencester and its Abbey – the second largest Augustinian foundation in the country. Although almost completely destroyed during the dissolution of the monasteries, it has left a wealth of sculpture and architectural carvings.

The Corinium Museum is to be found in Park Street, Cirencester.
Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sunday 2pm and 5pm
We are also open 10 to 5 on Bank Holidays

01285 655611

Cotswold Falconry Centre

Cotswold Falconry invites you to a spectacular demonstration with a large variety of birds of prey flying free. This gives a remarkable insight into the ancient art of falconry. It's an unforgettable experience to see falcons stoop and hawks, eagles and owls flying majestically around you. The display demonstrates this deeply historical practice and keeps alive this wonderful tradition. There are many breeding aviaries to see including the Owls in the Parliament Building. Visitors are encouraged to think positively about these birds and their conservation. 

Cotswold Falconry Centre
Batsford Park , Moreton-in-Marsh
Gloucestershire GL56 9QB

Mid February to Mid November daily from 10.30am.
Flying Displays (of approx 1 hr duration) at 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.00pm, 4.30pm.

01386 701 043

Cotswold Farm Park

The Home of Rare Breed Conservation offers the chance to meet over 50 flocks and herds of British rare-breed farm animals.Interactive, educational and fun, the whole family will find themselves easily entertained whatever the weather. New for 2006: "Quest for the Cotswold Lion" Maze.

                    Farm Park
Guiting Power , Nr Stow on the Wold
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 5UG
Open Daily 25th March to 10th September, then weekends to the end of October and Autumn Half Term (21st to 31st October inclusive, 10.30am - 5.00pm.
01451 850 307

Cotswold Motoring Museum
& Toy Collection

The Cotswold Motoring Museum is owned and run by csma (Civil Service Motoring Association).  csma is a not-for-profit motoring and leisure organisation which was founded in 1923 and now has more than 380,000 members. The Museum was acquired in 1999 when the original owner retired. The Museum reflects the motoring history of the csma and caring for the Museum is something for which we are extremely proud. Since 1999 csma have invested heavily in the Museum. Much of the initial investment has been made to repair and improve the listed buildings, raising health and safety standards, improving facilities for visitors with disabilities in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act and providing opportunities to make the Museum commercially sustainable. Working with museum support agencies we have raised standards of visitor care and introduced policies to improve collections care, access, interpretation and education. In 2005/6 we are building a new gallery which will allow us to expand our collection to cover motoring in the 1960s and 70s. 

                    Motoring Museum
The Old Mill, Bourton on the Water,
The Old Mill, Cheltenham,
GL54 2BY
The museum will be closed from December the 5th 2005 until February the 11th February 2006 for the winter.

01451 821255

Cotswold Perfumery

Victoria St, Bourton-on-the-Water
  Dean Forest Railway
Preserved steam railway running between Lydney Junction and Parkend. Besides the regular time-table we also have special events, a luxury dining train and our "hands on" branch line experience courses. Museum, gift shop and cafe.

Dean Forest
Forest Road, Lydney, Gloucestershire
The gift shop and musuem are open from 10.00 - 16.00 daily (weekends only January to March). For full details of running days and timetables see our website

01594 843423 

Dean Heritage Centre
The Dean Heritage Centre is run by the Dean Heritage Museum Trust, a registered charity formed in 1979 out of public concern that the heritage of the Forest of Dean was fast disappearing. Camp Mill (at the time a scrap yard) was acquired, and with the help of the Community Programme, local government and businesses the Museum opened in 1983. The present building was constructed in 1876 to house a corn mill, powered by two water wheels in tandem. In 1888 Camp Mill was converted into a leather board mill, making shoe insoles and stiffeners. From 1911 to 1952 it was used as a sawmill and the water wheels were replaced by a Francis type turbine.
                    Heritage Centre
Camp Mill , Cinderford
Gloucestershire, GL14 2UB

British Summertime: 10.00am - 5.30pm.
British Wintertime: 10.00am - 4.00pm


01594 822 170

Dream Wheels
Tour the Cotswolds (including the famous Romantic Road) in traditional style with a classic car hired from Dream Wheels. Experience driving on open country roads in a self-drive E-Type Jaguar, Ferrari, Lotus or other exciting classics.
Dream Wheels
Unit 10 Spring Mill Industrial Estate, Avening Road
Gloucestershire, GL6 0BS

 01435 835260

Jacob's House
Castle Street
Glos GL11 4BS

Tourism Information Point
Dursley Pool Tel: 01453 546441

Tel/Fax : 01453 547758
Edward Jenner Museum

New for 2006 season only:To celebrate the 21st and 50th anniversaries of public opening, The Edward Jenner Museum and Berkeley Castle respectively, are joining forces to offer an exclusive ticket:Joint ticket available between The Edward Jenner Museum and Berkeley Castle - offering a unique deal and great value for money. Please contact either attraction for further details.Edward Jenner was born in Berkeley in 1749. Orphaned before he was 5 years old, his brothers and sisters set him on a career of medicine. He completed his training with the great surgeon John Hunter in London. At the age of 23 he returned to Berkeley as the local doctor, leaving only to maintain smaller practices in London and Cheltenham. "The Chantry" became his home for 38 years. From the early years of his career he was intrigued by country-lore which said that milkmaids who caught the mild cowpox could not catch smallpox, one of the most feared diseases of all time. (It killed up to 20% of the population). Today smallpox has gone thanks to Jenner.

                    Jenner Museum
Church Lane , Berkeley
Gloucestershire GL13 9BN
1st April (or Good Friday if earlier) until end of September, Tuesday - Saturday. 12.30pm - 5.30pm Sundays 1.00pm - 5.30pm.
Closed Mondays except bank holidays. October Sundays only.

01453 810 631

Elton Farm Mazes & Mountainboard Centre
Three mazes with an exciting fishy underwater theme. Find Nemo, Jaw, The Yellow Submarine and many more hiding in the mazes while completing a fishy trivia quiz. Picnic area, childrens play and activity area, food and refreshments. Suitable for all ages and for push-chairs.
Elton Farm
Elton Farm, Elton, Newnham, Gloucestershire, GL14 1JU
Farm ground comprising of mazes with theme covering 8 acres and mountainboard centre.
From A48 Chepstow to Gloucester road take A4151 at Elton. Maize is on Elton Farm on left hand side
 01452 760795
Fairford is a Gloucestershire town, probably most famous for being the home of RAF Fairford, where the annual Royal International Air Tattoo is staged. Situated between Cirencester and Lechlade, you can find Fairford on the A417.Fairford is an historic Cotswold Market Town which was first granted a Charter in 1135 and has a population of around 3500. Places of interest in Fairford include the beautiful St Mary’s Church, noted for its world famous stained glass windows, probably one of the most spectacular displays of stained glass windows in the Cotswolds.The main street of Fairford is lined with 17th and 18th century stone houses, and along with the many inns, are a reminder of Fairford's importance as a coaching town.

Female Footsteps
Short break guided walks in the Forest of Dean for groups of up to 10 women, combined with food and accommodation at local hotels.
Route: 3 routes available. Wye Valley, Speech House & Clearwell Duration: Various

Hillcrest, New Road, Bream, Lydney,
Gloucestershire, GL15 6HH

01594 564548
A stunning on-line gallery to find the best creative people in the Forest of Dean. Buy direct, visit, or log on to view paintings, prints, photography, pottery, carvings, sculptures, metal design, furniture, jewellery and more. Visit artists all year in the magical Forest of Dean. Phone 01594 517297 for a copy of the Forest Big Art Guide.
Forest Big
                    Art Web
The Old Court House, High Street, Newnham, Gloucestershire, GL14 1BB On-line brochure of artists and craftspeople in the Forest.
01594 517297
Forest Model Village  
Model village showing the Forest of Dean in miniature, with humour and fun, set on a one acre site in a shady woodland glade. Childrens play area, tea gardens and plenty of car parking.
                    Model Village
  Lydney Park Estate, Old Park, Lydney,
Gloucestershire, GL15 6BU


01594 842244
Forest Of Dean

Welcome to the 'Queen of Forests' one of England's few remaining ancient forests covering over 110 square kilometres of woodland. The Forest of Dean lies in the western part of Gloucestershire, between the rivers Wye and Severn and on the borders of Wales and Herefordshire. It is one of the most distinctive areas of Britain, having a seductive charm and character that is uniquely its own. Its range of stunning landscapes and spectacular scenery has inspired artists, craftspeople, inventors, poets and playwrights, as well as the many visitors who return to the area year after year The Forest of Dean has a wealth of places to visit throughout the district. There is something to suit all tastes and ages, whatever the weather. So don't miss the opportunity to discover more about this fascinating landscape and culture, with a visit to some of the many attractions in the area.  With 27,000 acres of ancient woodland, hundreds of kilometres of off-road cycling, walking trails and riding paths, plus one of the country's most unspoilt rivers, all set within spectacular scenery, the Royal Forest of Dean is the perfect adventure playground, whatever the weather.  The Royal Forest of Dean is a truly inspirational place where creativity flourishes. The magical environment of the Forest has nurtured poets, potters and painters, and has been the inspiration for many writers of international renown such as JK Rowling, JRR Tolkien and Dennis Potter. 

Forest of Dean
Forest of Dean Stain Glass Studio
Working crafts people, specialising in traditional and contemporary decorative glass - including stained glass, glass etching and kiln formed glass. Workshops, glass supplies and studio shops.
Glass Studio
Alder House, Aylburton Industrial Estate, Stockwell Estate, Stockwell Lane, Aylburton, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 6ST
0845 658 0230

Forest of Dean Tour Guides
Green Badge Guides who have a wealth of knowledge about the area are available for walking tours or coach tripsProviding guided coach and walking tours of the Forest of Dean and Lower Wye Valley. Also provide talks/slide shows of the area.
Tour Guides
  Rosemont, Campbell Road, Broadwell, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7BS
01594 810997
GCHQ Cheltenham
Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is an intelligence and security organisation. A Civil Service Department, we report to the Foreign Secretary and work closely with the UK's other intelligence agencies (commonly known as MI5MI6). Our primary customers are the Ministry of Defence, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and law enforcement authorities, but we also serve a wide range of other Government Departments. and GCHQ has two missions: signals intelligence (Sigint) and Information Assurance. Our Sigint work protects the vital interests of the nation: we provide information to support Government decision making in the fields of national security, military operations and law enforcement. The intelligence we provide is at the heart of the struggle against terrorism and also contributes to the prevention of serious crime. Information Assurance helps keep Government communication and information systems safe from hackers and other threats. We also help those responsible for the UK's critical national infrastructure (power, water, communications etc.) keep their networks safe from interference and disruption.
GCHQ, Hubble Road, Cheltenham, Glos, GL51 0EX.

01242 221491 ext 33847
28 Southgate Street, Gloucester,
Gloucestershire  GL1 2PD  
 http://www.gloucester.gov.uk/tourism    Map

01452 396572 Fax: 01452 504273

Gloucester Cathedral
Daily worship and rich musical tradition continue in this abbey church founded 1300 years ago. It has a Norman nave with massive cylindrical pillars, a magnificent east window with medieval glass, glorious fan-vaulted cloisters and a Harry Potter Location.

Gloucester Cathedral
Gloucestershire, GL1 2LR


01452 508211

Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery

The City Museum and Art Gallery has been collecting archaeological finds, fine and decorative arts and natural history specimens representing Gloucester's rich heritage since 1860. The fascinating displays housed in a fine Victorian building in the heart of the City contain many items of national and international importance. The 200,000 objects in our care include: dinosaur remains, archaeology, pre-historic riches, Roman and Medieval treasures, coins, furniture and clocks, ceramics and silverware, paintings and drawings. Recent improvements include new hands-on exhibits and computer interactives, new visitor facilities and redesigned displays. We have an expanding programme of temporary exhibitions and activities.

                    City Museum & Art Gallery
Brunswick Road

01452 396 131
Fax: 01452 410 898

Gloucester Folk Museum

Three floors of splendid Tudor and Jacobean timber-framed buildings dating from the 16th and 17th centuries along with new buildings housing the Dairy, Ironmonger's shop and Wheelwright and Carpenter workshops.Close to the shops, car parks, city bus routes and railway station, it is only a short walk from Gloucester's fine Norman cathedral, historic docks and other historic sites. Displays include local history, such as the Siege of Gkoucester, Port of Gloucester, Severn Fishing, farming, folk lore and domestic life, crafts and industries, pin making, hornworking and shoe making, toys, games and passtimes, glass and ceramics, treen, balances, weights and measures. Gloucester Folk Museum also offers: exhibitions and events, regular demonstrations and talks, gift shop, educational sessions and loans, identification and enquiry service, cottage garden.
                    Folk Museum
99-103 Westgate Street, Gloucester
Gloucestershire GL1 2PG


 01452 396 868/869

Gloucester Leisure Cruises
Gloucester Leisure Cruises run 45 minute boat trips from Merchants Quay, Gloucester Docks, travelling down the Gloucester Sharpness Canal. Queen Boadicea ll is a Dunkirk 'little ship' built in 1936 as a river Thames passenger boat. Tickets are issued on board where you can listen to a commentary about the interesting buildings and scenery that line the route. On board Queen Boadicea ll you will be able to purchase tea, coffee and snacks during the trip. Toilet facilities available.
Gloucester Cruises
National Waterways Museum
Llanthony Warehouse, Gloucester Dock, Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL1 2EH

 10.00am - 5.00pm Daily

01452 318 200

Gloucester Rugby Football Club
It is fascinating to delve back into the early years of Gloucester Rugby Club and see how humble beginnings of the 19th century led to what we know today, as the Kingsholm Club being widely regarded as one of the premier clubs, not only in England and Great Britain but also in European rugby.The Club was started in 1873, a recent year in ordinary reckoning but a very long time ago in the history of football. Mr Francis Hartley, an ex-captain of the Flamingoes, one of the best London teams of that day, was mainly instrumental in starting the game, and he got up a scratch team to play against the College school which 25 years ago was in a flourishing condition. Curiously enough that match was played on the present Kingsholm ground, though it was then a playing field for the college boys. The match was considered such a success that games were arranged with Hereford and Worcester but Mr Hartley and his colleagues were ignominiously defeated.
Gloucester RFC
Gloucester RFC, Kingsholm Stadium,
Kingsholm Road, Gloucester, GL1 3AX
0871 871 8781
Gloucestershire County Cricket Club

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club is the most successful one-day side of the last 10 years, our achievement in winning seven trophies in just five years is second to none.This has transformed Gloucestershire, who are now recognised by the public, media and business community as a successful and ambitious organisation. With screenings of One Day Internationals and domestic matches, sponsors and advertisers receive maximum exposure on both Sky TV and Channel 4, as well as fantastic regional and national coverage in the media.By promoting successful partnerships with corporate clients we are able to create success for both parties. Gloucestershire County Cricket Club can provide a package of promotional opportunities designed to develop brand awareness and create sales for associated products where required.A partnership is one of the most successful ways of benefiting from an association with Gloucestershire County Cricket Club. We can package different corporate opportunities to help you achieve your own company's objectives.

Gloucestershire CCC
Gloucestershire County Cricket Club currently play at three different venues, Bristol, Cheltenham and Gloucester. The majority of matches are played at the Club's headquarters in Bristol, but for a week in June the Club play a festival in Gloucester and for 2 weeks in July and August the Club play the most successful festival in the world in Cheltenham. Listed are all three venues.

Cheltenham College
The C&G Cheltenham Cricket Festival is well over 100 years old and is played at the College Ground in Cheltenham. Situated in the heart of the Cotswold town, with probably the most picturesque and recognisable backdrop to a ground, the College has seen some of the most exciting cricket played in Gloucestershire.

Gloucester Festival
The Gloucester Festival is played in the heart of Gloucester City Centre, at the King's School playing field, Archdeacon Meadow. The matches at King's School often produce high scoring and fascinating games

0117 9108000

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
The railway operates a round trip of over 20 miles to just beyond Gotherington. Departing from the restored station at Toddington you travel past the village of Didbrook and the site of Hayles Abbey Halt, once busy with fruit growers and visitors to the Abbey. Good views of the Cotswold Hills can be seen from both sides of the train.On arrival at Winchcombe Station you will observe the original Monmouth Troy station building, rebuilt on this site by our volunteers. After a brief stop at Winchcombe, the train continues its journey through a cutting into Greet Tunnel which at 693 yards, is one of the longest on a preserved railway. Upon leaving the tunnel, you pass through the village of Gretton, hamlets of Stanley Pontlarge and Far Stanley, with views over the Vale of Evesham to the Malvern Hills.After the long run through Dixton cutting, the train passes Gotherington Station (privately owned and with no public access) to the limit of the line. A short platform and waiting shelter have been constructed opposite Gotherington Station. There is no parking at Gotherington. Access is by foot via Granna Lane only. The GWR has recently relaid a further 3 miles of track to Cheltenham Race Course, which is now open to the public.
GW RAilway
The Railway Station , Toddington
Gloucestershire GL54 5DT

Trains operate from the first weekend in March, with services on most weekends and Bank Holidays through until the popular Santa Specials and Christmas running in December. During July and August, trains run on many week days too. Please telephone or visit the website for more details.

01242 621 405

Great Western Railway Museum (Coleford)
The Great Western Railway Museum is housed in one of the last remaining permanent railway buildings in the Forest of Dean, on the original site of Coleford Railway Yard. It is the original GWR Goods Station of 1883. The Museum features a 7 1/4" gauge Miniature Passenger Electric Loco. Miniature Steam Loco rides some Bank Holidays.
Great Western Museum
The Old Railway Station , Railway Drive
Coleford, Gloucestershire GL16 8RH

Trains operate from the first weekend in March, with services on most weekends and Bank Holidays through until the popular Santa Specials and Christmas running in December. During July and August, trains run on many week days too. Please telephone or visit the website for more details.
Museum: Saturdays 2.30pm - 5.00pm.

01594 833 569

Hailes Abbey

Hailes Abbey is to be found nestling in the beautiful Cotswold countryside. Built in the 13th century by Richard, Earl of Cornwall, Hailes became famous when presented with a phial that was said to contain the blood of Christ.The 'Holy blood of Hailes' attracted pilgrims from far and wide to the magnificent Cistercian Abbey until the 16th century. Today an excellent audio tour brings the story of Hailes to life. The museum displays sculpture and other finds from the Abbey.

Hailes Abbey
Nr Winchcombe , Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL54 5PB

24 Mar to 30 June daily 10am-5pm.
1 Jul to 31 Aug daily 10am-6pm.
1 to 30 Sep daily 10am-5pm.
1-31 Oct daily 10am-4pm.
1 Nov to 31 Mar Closed.
01242 602 398

Harts Barn Craft Centre
 Harts Barn Craft Centre lies in the Forest of Dean, in its own picturesque setting. This old Norman hunting lodge is one of the oldest properties in the Forest of Dean, built by William Duke of Normandy to keep his hounds when he came to hunt in the Forest. he main house and surrounding buildings have been sympathetically restored and incorporate the region's principal centre for traditional crafts. A Tea Shop and Pets Barn Vetinary Centre can also be found on site.

Harts Barn
                    Craft Centre

Monmouth Road, Longhope, Gloucestershire, GL17 0QD
Situated on A4136, Huntley to Mitcheldean road in village of Longhope
01452 830954
Hazelfield Garden Centre
Hazelfield is a family run Garden Centre, unique in many ways. We have a huge range of quality plants, many home grown and many sourced from specialist nurseries all over the world.With our idyllic situation and large lake, the centre has more the feel of a garden than a store. As well as our top quality plants we have an aquatic centre, specialist reptile centre, a pet shop, landscaping area, childrens play area and much more.
The shop itself focuses on garden related products with a large houseplant section specialising in home-planted baskets. The shop itself, set on many levels, is unique in its design, spacious layout and life-style approach.
Hazelfield is probably the largest family run garden centre in the three counties.
Hazelfield Garden Centre
  Ledbury Road, Newent,
Gloucestershire, GL18 1DL

01531 820941
Hidcote Manor Garden
Celebrated 20th-century garden in the beautiful North Cotswolds One of England's greatest gardens, an Arts & Crafts masterpiece Series of outdoor rooms each with its own unique character  Old roses, unusual plants and trees from around the world Nestled in the Cotswolds with stunning panoramas across the Vale of Evesham 
Hidecote Manor
Hidcote Bartrim, nr Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire GL55 6LR
Close to village of Mickleton, 4ml NE of Chipping Campden, 1ml E of B4632 (originally A46), off B4081. Coaches are not permitted through Chipping Campden High Street


Historic Hartpury Buildings  
Unique carved stone Bee Shelter. Norman origin Church. Perry Pear information. Former Dominican Chapel (partial access) 
   Church Road, Hartpury, Gloucester, GL19 3DE From Gloucester, follow A417 towards Ledbury. Once in village of Hartpury follow brown
01531 822144
Holst Birthplace Museum
Discover the childhood home of Gustav Holst, famous composer of The Planets. See his piano and hear his music. Fascinating Victorian rooms include working kitchen, servant's rooms, bedrooms and nursery. Victorian toys and clothes for children. Specialist shop. Holst CD's. Room Guides in Japanese.
                    Birthplace Museum
4 Clarence Road, Pittville
Gloucestershire, GL52 2AY

Tuesday-Saturday, February-December.

Tel:01242 524846
Hopewell Colliery Museum.
Coal mining museum.The Hopewell Colliery museum offers regular underground tours guided by miners and ex-miners that allow visitors to walk through the workings and see the conditions in which the miners worked and the methods used to extract the coal.

Cannop Hill, Coleford, Gloucestershire
Situated on the B4226 Cinderford to Coleford road 2 miles from Coleford town centre
01594 810706 

John Moore Countryside Museum
A museum for those who care about the countryside and the creatures which live in it. A Countryside Collection displayed to honour the prophetic writings on nature conservation of the late John Moore, a local writer and naturalist. The museum is housed in an historic 15th century timber-framed building, part of a row of restored medieval merchant’s cottages.

John Moore Countryside Museum
41 Church Street, Tewkesbury
Gloucestershire GL20 5SN
1st April to 31st October
Tuesdays to Saturdays
10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Open all Bank Holidays
01684 297174
Kelmscott Manor

Kelmscott Manor, a grade 1 listed Tudor farmhouse adjacent to the River Thames, was the summer home of William Morris  from 1871 until his death in 1896. Morris loved the house as a work of true craftsmanship, totally unspoilt and unaltered, and in harmony with the village and the surrounding countryside.
William Morris considered it so natural in its setting as to be almost organic, it looked to him as if it had 'grown up out of the soil'; and with 'quaint garrets amongst great timbers of the roof where of old times the tillers and herdsmen slept'.

Kelmscott , Lechlade
Gloucestershire GL7 3HJ

April to September: Wednesdays 11.00am - 5.00pm. April, May, June and September: The third Saturday. July and August: The first and third Saturday  Last admission 30 minutes prior to closing.
01367 252 486

The village of Kempley can be found in the North Forest of Dean district, and is surrounded by unspoilt countryside. Kempley has two churches, St. Mary's dates back to Norman times and because of the great historic value of the 12th century frescoes inside it is now managed by English Heritage, and the Courtauld Institute have recently taken on the task of preserving these relics. St. Edward's Church dates back to 1903 and was designed by Randall Wells during the Arts and Crafts movement. John Betjamin described St. Edward's as "a miniature cathedral of the Arts and Crafts Movement".Located between Kempley and Dymock village, lies the delightful Dymock Wood, which is varied in its array of wild flowers, especially in the spring, when you can see the daffoldils and the bluebells. "Daffodil teas" are a traditional source of refreshment, held in the local village hall during the daffodil season.

Kempley, Dymock, Gloucestershire, GL18 2BU

Kiftsgate Court Gardens

Kiftsgate Court Gardens is a series of interconnecting gardens each with its distinct character and secrets. Let them share their secrets with you. Our garden is the creation of three generations of women gardeners. Started by my grandmother Heather Muir in the twenties, continued by my mother Diany Binny from 1950 and now looked after by myself (Anne Chambers) and my husband, plus a little help from our children.The gardens are a plantsman's delight reflecting the pleasure the family has had collecting species from all over the world. At any time of the year there is something of interest to draw you back again and again.The upper gardens surrounding the house are planted to give harmonious colour schemes, whilst the sheltered lower gardens provide a home for plants from warmer climes and recreate the atmosphere of the Mediterranean.

                    Court Gardens
Chipping Campden,
Gloucestershire, GL55 6LN

AprilSunday, Monday and Wednesday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. May, June and July Daily except Thursday and Friday 12 noon - 6 p.m. August and September
Sunday, Monday and Wednesday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.


& Fax

01386 438 777
Lechlade on Thames
Lechlade is a small market town on the southern borders of the Cotswolds where the rivers Coln and Leach join the Thames, and Inglesham, just above Lechlade, marks the head of its navigation. Lechlade is a town busy with the comings and goings of pleasure boats. There are two fine bridges, the 18th century Ha'penny Bridge with its little square toll house overlooking the boatyard at the southern end the Lechlade, and St John's Bridge, dating from as early as 1228, in meadows well to the south-east.In summer many boats moor on the river banks between the two bridges and there is a busy Riverside Parking and Leisure Area just upstream from Ha'Penny Bridge, and reached from the A361 to its south. Tourists can hire boats from the Riverside Boatyard.

Lodge Park

Situated on the picturesque Sherborne Estate in the Cotswolds, Lodge Park was created in 1634 by John 'Crump' Dutton, a popular but cunning rogue. Inspired by his passion for gambling and banqueting, it is a unique survival of a Grandstand, Deer Course and Park. In the 19th century, the Grandstand's interior was altered beyond recognition, becoming a house. From 1960 it was home to Charles Dutton, 7th Lord Sherborne, and then to his eccentric housekeeper, Betty Hall, both of whom contribute to Lodge Park's fascinating social history. Since 1994, the Grandstand has been returned to its original format. This relied totally on archaeological evidence (imagine assembling a massive 3D jigsaw without a picture for reference), and is the first interior that National Trust has recreated in this way. The Park, for which Charles Bridgeman drew a plan in 1725, is hugely significant as a unique survival in its own right. It also runs a busy events programme.

Lodge Park
nr Aldsworth
GL54 3PP

01451 844 130
01451 844 131
Lower Slaughter

Just near Bourton on the Water the Slaughters are very picturesque and well worth a visit.The name of the village of Lower Slaughter stems from the old English name for a wet land or 'slough' upon which it lies. This quaint village sits beside the little Eye stream and is known for it's unspoilt limestone cottages in the traditional Cotswold style. The stream running through the village is crossed by two small bridges and the local attraction is a converted mill with original water wheel selling craft type products.ATTRACTIONS The old mill shop and strolling along the river to the village of Upper Slaughter several walking minutes away.

There has been a settlement at Lydney ever since Roman times. It is thought that Lydney Park was a significant Roman settlement with a temple, bath house and guest house dating back to the 4th century.In later years, Lydney became important for producing and transporting coal, stone, tinplate and timber, with Lydney Harbour being a small but thriving port.Today Lydney has a wide variety of shops, with Newerne Street being the main shopping area. Lydney is the home of the Dean Forest Railway.To the south of the town are the tidal waters of the Severn, once a busy conduit for travel and trade, including the cargoes of coal from the Forest's colleries that were once shipped out from Lydney Docks. Lydney Docks has recently undergone restoration, while the popular Dean Forest Railway, which operates regular steam trains, have recently extended their services to Parkend.
Lydney Tourist Information Point
Unit 1, Newerne Street, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 5RF

  Tel: 01594 844894
Lydney Harbour
From Roman times through the industrial revolution and well into the 20th century Lydney Harbour has been a cornerstone of the River Severn's heritage.
  Harbour Road, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 5ET From A48, Chepstow to Gloucester road, follow signs for train station. Continue past train station, through trading estate to the bottom of the road. The docks are situated on the right hand side
08708 506506
Lydney Park Gardens
The enchanting, secluded wooded valley is carpeted with daffodils, primroses and bluebells and is filled with a profusion of rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, acers and other flowering shrubs and trees. It also contains very fine specimens of numerous different trees, particularly hardwoods. The Deer Park : The deer park holds fallow deer of three distinct colours brown, white and spotted. The Roman Settlement: The buildings visible on site date from the final phase of Roman occupation, when a wealthy religious complex was built late in the 4th century. There is a museum which houses some very well preserved and important remains. The 'Lydney Dog' is recognised as one of the finest pieces of Romano-British sculpture to have escaped the ravages of time. There is also a New Zealand Museum
Lydney Park
Lydney Park Estate
GL15 6BU

20th March to 5th June: Sundays, Wednesdays, Bank Holiday Mondays 11.00am - 6.00pm.
Daily 2nd May - 8th May and 30th May to 5th June 11.00am - 6.00pm.

01594 842 844

Mallards Pike
These lakes were constructed by the Forestry Commission and now form the centre piece of a picturesque part of the Forest.Mallards Pike is a Forestry Commission site with lakeside walks, picnic & BBQ facilities, a running trail and links to the cycle trail.The lakeside path has easy access and has benches dotted alongside it - good vantage points for watching mandarins and other ducks. The lower lake can be booked for boating activities - groups only.
Mallards Pike
Near Blakeney, Gloucestershire, GL15 4J
From A48, Chepstow to Gloucester road, in village of Blakeney take B4431. Mallards Pike is on the right approx 5 miles from Bllakeney
01594 83305
May Hill
May Hill is the highest point in the district and offers spectacular, panoramic views across the Lower Severn Valley, Malvern Hills, Cotswolds and the plain of Herefordshire.
May Hill
Longhope, Gloucestershire, GL17 0NN
Situated just off the A40 Gloucester to Ross on Wye road in village of Longhope

Mohair Countryside Centre  
Fun in the countryside with both indoor and outdoor facilities. Excellent for families with childrn from toddlers to under 10 year olds.Inside includes a shop, restaurant, play barn, toy corner and displays. Outside is the giant sandpit, adventure playground, pet room and aquarium.
Also picnic area, many walks and newly planted aboretum.
                    Countryside Centre
  Blakemore Farm, Little London, Longhope, Gloucestershire, GL17 0PH
Situated off A4136 Huntley to Mitcheldean road, in village of Longhope. Follow brown and white signs to farm.
01452 831137
The Merchants House
One of a row of restored cottages built around 1450.  Restored in 1971 to show the construction of a medieval merchant's shop and house.  Three rooms are furnished with copies of medieval furniture
45 Church Street, Tewkesbury
Open April - October, Tues - Sat & B/H Mondays.
Admission free.
Tel. 01684 297174 
Mill Dene Garden
This beautiful award-winning English Country-garden style garden surrounds a Cotswold watermill. Designed with humour, the garden conceals surprises, reveals views & concentrates on colour and scent. Hidden in it are a grotto, follies, a stream and glorious plants. Teas, lunches available. Groups welcome.
Mill Dene
Mill Dene
Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh
Gloucestershire, GL56 9HU
April-October, 10.00-17.30 Tuesday-Friday

01386 700457

Miniature World, Museum of Miniatures
A superb indoor fantasy world featuring over 50 miniature scenes officially made by over 100 of England's best model makers. Marvel at the incredible skill, imagination and attention to detail.  New are the haunted ghosts scenes. Awesome! Ideal for all.

Open March - October, daily + winter weekends.
Admission charge.
 01451 810121 

Miserden Park Gardens

12 acre garden set around 17th century Manor House (not open); stunning situation, 700 feet above sea level at head of 'Golden Valley'. Noted in Spring for naturalised bulbs and flowering trees and mid-summer for large double herbaceous borders. Fine topiary throughout plus Rose Garden and Parterre.
Estate Office, Misarden, Stroud
Gloucestershire GL6 7JA

01285 821 303
Moreton-in-Marsh is in the heart of the Cotswolds, located at the head of the beautiful Evenlode valley.Moreton is a thriving market town which dates back around 1000 years to the Saxon era (similar to South Cerney in Gloucestershire). The town of Moreton-in-Marsh is a small, friendly and pretty town which provides a wide range of facilities and makes a great base from which to explore the world-famous Cotswolds.Moreton-in-Marsh is a bustling market town, with a population of around 3,500 people, and lies on the ancient Fosse Way. Moreton is very much a "roadside" town, but is has great importance in the area due to having a railway station - quite a rarity in this area.   Moreton in Marsh comes alive on a Tuesday when the market is held. Shoppers are attracted from far and wide to the market, and if your idea of an ideal Cotswold experience is slowly wandering around quiet Costwold streets you may want to avoid Moreton on market day. The market is held to the side of the main road that runs through Moreton.
Cotswold District Council Offices
High Street , Moreton-in-Marsh
Gloucestershire GL56 0AZ

 01608 650881
Museum In The Park

You will find this Museum in the beautiful grounds of Stratford Park near Stroud.Admission is free and colourful displays celebrate the rich history and heritage of the Stroud District.The Museum welcomes families and children and has something to offer visitors of all ages. Whether you are visiting the District or have lived here for many years, you are sure to find something that interests, inspires or amazes you.Explore this website to find out more about what the Museum has to offer.Check out events at the Museum in the Park.

Museum in the Park
The Museum in the Park
Stroud District Museum Service
Stratford Park, Stroud
Glos GL5 4AF
October - March:uesdays - Fridays 10am to 4pm Weekends 11am to 4pm Closed Mondays Closed from 1 - 31 December 2005 April - September:Tuesdays - Fridays 10am to 5pm
Weekends 11am to 5pm Closed Mondays apart from:
Bank Holiday Mondays 11am to 5pm Open every day in August 2005

tel ;
01453 763394
Nagshead Nature Reserve
More than half of the reserve is oak woodland that was planted nearly 200 years ago. Originally intended to provide naval timber, this woodland is now managed, in partnership with the Forestry Commission, solely for its conservation and landscape value. The rest of the reserve is made up of conifer woodland, scrub, open areas, ponds and streams. The woodland is beautiful all year round, but Nagshead is at its best in spring. Wander along the trails looking for pied flycatchers and watch the sky for buzzards. In winter, look for flocks of crossbills and hawfinches. The reserve and hides are open at all times.
                    Nature Reserve
Fancy Road, Parkend, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 4JP From A48, Chepstow to Gloucester road, take B4431 to Parkend. At 'T' junction in Parkend turn left, reserve is on right
The visitor centre is open from 10am to 5pm at weekends during the summer.
01594 833057
Nailsworth is located approx. four miles south of Stroud in Gloucestershire. Nailsworth is in one of the Stroud five valleys and it is also the meeting place of three valleys.
Nailsworth has a population of around 6000 and is twinned with Leves in France.

The Old George , George Street , Nailsworth , Gloucestershire GL6 0AQ  
01453 839222

National Birds of Prey Centre
The National Birds of Prey Centre is situated on the outskirts of Newent, Gloucestershire. It is home to the most significant Birds of Prey Collection in the world. There are 110 aviaries and about 85 species ranging from the huge eagles and vultures, through to the tiniest of owls. Falcons, hawks, buzzards, kites, caracaras and secretary birds all live and breed here in Gloucestershire. The aviaries are barn like structures and house the breeding birds in great comfort regardless of the weather.
                    Birds of Prey Centre
Great Boulsden , Newent
Gloucestershire GL18 1JJ

  1st February to 31st October, daily 10.30am - 5.30pm (dusk if earlier)
Courses are run throughout the year.
08709 901 992

National Waterways Museum (Gloucester)
Set in Gloucester's Historic docks the National Waterways Museum unveils the mystery and history behind the 200 year old tale of inland waterways and fortunes lost and gained. Enter through a lock chamber, with its running water and explore the hands on displays, working engines, archive film and interactives. There's plenty to discover from Historic boats and the floating barge collection, to the sights and smells of the Blacksmith's workshop. Adjoining the interactive area is a traditional forge - often with a Blacksmith in residence.
National Waterways
Llanthony Warehouse , Gloucester Docks
Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL1 2EH
All weather attraction. All year opening 10.00am - 5.00pm except 25th December. Last admissions 4.00pm.

01452 310 20

Nature in Art Museum & Art Gallery

Nature In Art
Wallsworth Hall, main A38
Twigworth, Gloucestershire  GL2 9PA

01452 731 42
Newent is the smallest of the four towns in the Forest of Dean District and lies in the North West corner of the county of Gloucestershire, known for many years as the capital of the Ryelands. The name appears in the Doomsday Book as 'Noent'. Sandwiched between the Malvern Hills and tree covered slopes of the Forest of Dean, it is known for its 17th century half-timbered Market House and  St. Mary's Church which dates back to Norman times. Listed buildings can also be found in the main street. At Newent you will find the National Birds of Prey Centre, the Shambles Museum, and St. Anne's Vineyard.Our friendly staff are on hand with a wealth of local knowledge and information to help you get the best out of your stay in the Forest of Dean. They can help you book accommodation when you arrive in the area. They provide information on local events happening during your stay and offer practical advice on places to go and things to do. You can also book coach trips and purchase theatre tickets here. So why not begin your holiday at one of our conveniently located tourist information centres? Both centres stock a vast range of information on local attractions and activities in the area and are open all year round.
 7 Church Street , Newent, Gloucestershire  GL18 1PU  
Email: newent@fdean.gov.uk     Map
 01531 822468  Fax: 01531 822468

Newent Lake Park
Newent Lake is the jewel of the town. Originally part of the Newent Court estate, this large picturesque lake lay abandoned for several decades.Set in the beautiful surroundings of a parkwith many trees and shrubs the lake is one of the areas most attractive leisure spots and is a haven for wildlife throughout the year. Completely re-landscaped with walks, a new fountain and restocked with fish, the lake now forms the centrepeice of the towns many millennium projects.
Newent Lake
Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1AN
Situated in the centre of Newent, next to the free car park.

Northleach lies on a plateau in a sheltered position 9 miles from Stow-on-the-Wold. It is a largely under-developed Cotswold village. The village's spacious central square is surrounded by rows of late-medieval cottages.          One of the oustanding features of Northleach is The Church of St Peter and St Paul which was erected in the fifteenth century at the height of the wool boom. The are many "wool churches" in the area, and this particular church has a collection of memorial brasses inlaid in the nave floor marking the tombs of the merchants whose endowments paid for the church. It is one of the most impressive of the Cotswold "wool churches"

Oakridge Village Museum
 This little gem of a museum will take you back to your schooldays - and beyond. In fact, it's housed in the old schoolroom at the chapel of the pretty Cotswold village of Oakridge Lynch. Here, you'll learn about the former life of the village in days gone by, including information on the school and the very old Sunday School. There is also a chance to find out about some of the talented local craftsmen whose work is admired throughout the area.
Hillcrest, Oakridge Lynch,

Oakridge, 2 mls SE of Bisley
Open April - October, Last Saturday afternoon in the month. Admission free.
01285 760490 
Owlpen Manor
One of the most romantic small manor houses in the West of England. The Tudor manor is the lived-in medieval manor house of the de Olepennes, dating from 1450 to 1616, with minor early 18th century improvements. There is a magnificent Tudor Great Hall, a Jacobean wing with Solar and an elegant early Georgian Little Parlour and doorcase of 1719. There was some Arts & Crafts restoration in 1926 by Norman Jewson after the manor house had been uninhabited for 100 years.
Owlpen Manor
Owlpen , Dursley
Gloucestershire GL11 5BZ

May to 30th September, Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday 2.00-5.00pm.
Gardens and restaurant open from midday - 5.00pm.

01453 860 261

Painswick, the "Queen of the Cotswolds", is a beautiful Gloucestershire village within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is situated some 6 miles south of Gloucester astride the A46 road between Cheltenham and Bath and has a population of approximately 2070. It is the largest settlement in the parish of the same name which includes the villages of Edge, Sheepscombe and Slad.Painswick lies midway along the Cotswold Way, which stretches from Chipping Campden in the north of the county to the city of Bath in the south. It has a rich history with a particularly colourful period during the Civil War when the Roundheads took refuge in the parish church of St.Mary, which dates from the eleventh century. The church is itself famous for its churchyard in which there are reputedly ninety-nine Yew trees. Legend has it that the Devil will not permit the growth of the one hundredth tree. Painswick Beacon, which is on the north side of the village at its highest point, is 283 metres above sea level with breathtaking views of the Severn Estuary, Brecon Beacons and Malvern Hills. It houses an Iron Age Fort and has a rich variety of flora and butterflies on the limestone grassland. It has been the home of the Painswick Golf Club for more than a century. Painswick has a number of fine houses which reflect the prosperous era when it was the centre of the thriving wool trade. The village is well served with facilities that include a bank, post office, medical centre, public library, garagefilling station, chemist, pharmacy, butchers shop, hairdresser and general stores. There are antique gift shops, a bookshop, art gallery, specialist fabric retailer, a woodcraft shop and two estates agents: the village has its own fire station. There are primary schools in Painswick and Sheepscombe. The parish also has a number of churches of various denominations. The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen has a permanent gallery at the Painswick Centre. Painswick has a long-standing sporting tradition. It hosts the oldest village rugby club in England.
The Library, Stroud Road, Painswick, Gloucestershire  
01452 813552

Painswick Rococo Garden
The Rococo Garden, situated in a hidden Cotswold Valley, is the sole survivor from the brief eighteenth century period of English Rococo Garden design. It combines formality and informality in a flamboyant package, which is a magical experience at any time of the year. Charming garden structures.
Painswick Rococo Garden
Gloucestershire, GL6 6T


01452 814888

Park House The Toy & Collectors Museum
No visit to Stow-on-the-Wold would be complete without paying a visit to Park House Toy Collectors Museum, one of the best private collections of toys on show in the country. You will be amazed at the internationally acclaimed collection with its victorian, Edwardian and later toys on display. No matter what your age you will find what you are looking for memories of a bygone age, or a look into the past.
Park House Toy
The Toy Museum, 8 Park Street, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucester GL54 1AQ
The museum is open February, March, April,June, July, August, September, & October on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10am to 1pm

01451 830159

Perrygrove Railway  
Do your kids like trains? Bring them to our child friendly railway in the Forest of Dean. Our steam trains go to four stations, with walks from every station through beautiful ancient woodland. Your ticket lasts all day - enjoy as many train rides as you like. Picnics welcome. Indoor village with secret passages. Treasure hunt (optional).
Perrygrove Road, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8QBFrom Coleford follow B4228 towards Lydney and Chepstow. Railway one mile south of Coleford on left.
Tel: 01594 834991
Pittville Pump Room
This largest (and last surviving) of the town's spa is also one of its finest Regency buildings.
Pittville Pump
East Approach Dr. Pittville Park, Cheltenham
01242 523852

Prinknash Abbey

Prinknash is not only an Abbey in which some seventeen monks live but a whole complex of buildings spread over an estate of 300 acres. These spacious acres contain the dominating NEW Abbey, the Pottery, the Workshops, Saint Peter's Grange [the OLD Abbey] which is now a Retreat and Conference Centre, the Farm, the houses for the tennants, the Bird Park, and the facilities for the recreation and refreshment for over 100,000 visitors each year.It is a friendly association of Monks and Laity who work in partnership to form a living Community for the benefit of all. The Bells still ring to call the monks and faithful to prayer many times during the day.


Cranham, GL4 8EX
 01452 810714
Prinknash Abbey Bird and Deer Park
On entering the Park over 50 peacocks and waterfowl welcome you as you walk towards the Love Bird Aviary and the Golden Wood full of golden Pheasants leading to the haunted 'Monks' Fish Pond' teeming with large fish.Leaving the wood your attention is quickly drawn to the lovely two storey Tudor Wendy House by the lake. Walking away from the Wendy House and skirting the lake with its romantic island and numerous swans, ducks and geese you are quickly distracted by the tame, charming Fallow Deer, nosing into your handbags and pockets, following you towards the White Peacocks on the tree lined path leading to the Domed Aviary full of song birds. Looking to your right the graceful Crown Cranes tread their measured steps towards the pretty Gazebo reflected in the formal pool.With the Deer still in attendance you will pass the Black Swans and the wild 'Deer Park' with its great stag and herd of Fallow Deer, ending your visit along the path leading to the water garden and Pergola to the Budgerigar Aviary. All this and more you will see in this lovely nine acre parkland.

Prinknash Abbey Bird & Deer Park
Cranham ,Gloucester
Gloucestershire GL4 8EX

Bird & Deer Park Daily:10.00am - 5.00pm in Summer 10.00am - 4.00pm in Winter.
Closed 25th & 26th Dec & Good Friday.

01452 812 727

Puzzle Wood
Pre Roman open cast iron ore mine. 14 acres of weird and spectacular scenery. 1 mile of pathways forming a very unusual maze. Plus indoor wood puzzle and meet the farm animals.
Puzzle Wood
Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8QD
From Coleford follow B4228 towards Chepstow, half a mile along Puzzle Wood is on the right hand side.
01594 833187
Reckless Designs
We have a fully working pottery and retail shop selling our wares. Paint your own pottery, studio open to the public and wonderful retail pottery facility.The painting studio houses a huge selection of brushes and paints to enable you to create your own personalised piece of pottery - from bowls and platters to fairies and footballers, great fun for all the family.Special activities and paint your own pottery for children.
17 Gloucester Road, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8BH  Situated in Coleford on Gloucester Road opposite the Magistrates Court.
01594 810504
Rodmarton Manor
Rodmarton Manor, near Cirencester in Gloucestershire, was one of the last country houses to be built in the old traditional style when everything was done by hand with local stone, local timber and local craftsmen. It was done at a time when mass factory and machine production had become the norm. Ernest Barnsley and the Cotswold group of Craftsmen, who built and furnished the house for Claud and Margaret Biddulph, beginning in 1909, were responsible for the revival of many traditional crafts in the Cotswolds which were in danger of dying out.Over the 20 years that it took to build the house many people were involved in building, woodwork, metalwork, needlework, painting, gardening, all done to a very high standard. Most of the furniture was made specially for the house, either in the Rodmarton workshops, or made by Sidney Barnsley, Edward Barnsley or Peter Waals. Some furniture was bought after the house was built but all pieces are directly or indirectly attributable to the original craftsmen or people who had connections with them such as Harry Davoll, Owen Scrubey, Oliver Morel.
Rodmarton , Cirencester
Gloucestershire, GL7 6PF

House and Garden: 17th April, then May to September Wednesdays, Saturdays, Bank Holidays 2.00pm - 5.00pm (not guided tours.)

01285 841 253

Royal Forest Route
The Royal Forest Route offers a 20-mile circuit through the heart of Gloucestershire's Royal Forest of Dean. It is suitable for drivers, walkers and cyclists.

We suggest that you stay in the area and use the route as your guide to a magical Forest that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien, Dennis Potter and J.K. Rowling.

Royal Forest

Ruardean Garden Pottery
Handthrown and pressmoulded plant pots and garden ornaments in comtemporary and traditional styles. Visitors are welcome to browse through terraces of unique pots and see them being made.
West End, Ruardean, Gloucestershire, GL17 9TP
Situated in the village of Ruardean off A4136 Mitcheldean to Coleford road. Follow brown and white signs and Ruardean Garden Pottery is situated in the village.
01594 543577
St. James' Church
 There was a Norman church on this site before 1180, though it was much smaller than the present one. It consisted of a squat tower, a nave about the same length as today, but without aisles, and a lower, shorter chancel with a pitched roof. About 1260 the Norman church began a slow transformation that was to last nearly 250 years    The chancel was rebuilt, the North aisle constructed with arches to balance the the 13th century south aisle and the south porch was added together with the windows and battlements of both aisles.  About 1490 the nave was reconstructed with its magnificent arcading built on the foundations of the old Norman nave.  The great window over the chancel arch was added, a rare feature of church architecture, which provides wonderful light for the nave. About 1500, the noble West tower was built, adding grace and proportion to the whole. At 120 ft. in height it ensures that the Church is a landmark from whatever direction Campden is approached. There is a peal of eight bells, whose dates vary from 1618 to 1737, they were recast and rehung in 1987.  The clock mechanism, dated 1695, is now stored under the arch of the tower, having been replaced in 1962. It is thought that there were stained glass windows dating from the 15th century, but these have disappeared and only fragments remain.  The fine East Window by Henry Payne was completed in 1925 in memory of those who fell in the Great War.  The window over the chancel arch represents the last judgment.Preserved behind glass are wonderful survivals from the days before the Reformation: the unique pair of Altar Frontals (c.1500) and the Cope (c.1400).  The Altar Frontals were copied by command of Queen Mary for the High Altar of Westminster Abbey for the coronation ceremony in 1912.There are fine 15th century brasses, now secured to the Chancel Floor, the largest of which commemorates William Grevel "...flower of the wool merchants of all England..." The finely carved canopied tomb of Sir Thomas Smythe is on the North wall in the sanctuary and is the most remarkable in the church. He was Lord of the Manor of Campden until his death in 1593.  He lived at the court of Henry VIII and was the first Governor of the East India Company.The Jacobean pulpit and Flemish lectern are gifts from Sir Baptist Hicks, whose ornate tomb is in the Gainsborough Chapel.
St James, Chipping
Church Street, Chipping Campden,

The Severn Bore
- a naturally occurring tidal wave which can be seen on the lower reaches of the River Severn."The Severn Bore has been known to reach two metres in height. Its average speed is 16km per hour.The Severn Estuary experiences the second highest tide anywhere in the world, and the difference between the lowest and highest tide in any one day can be more than 14.5 metres. High or spring tides occur on several days in each lunar cycle throughout the year."

Severn Bore

Shambles Victorian Village
Standing in Church Street, Newent you see nothing of the cobbled streets, alleyways and courtyards behind. The old buildings, many of them pre-Victorian, contain an amazing collection of Victoriana from the well to do draper's house to the simple gardener's cottage.There are almost 100 windows to peer into, a policeman keeping an eye on things and a fantastic photographers studio in a conservatory. The taxidermists workshop has all manner of stuffed animals, the chapel is just ready for a service and in the gas lit beer cellar are two old men having a yarn over a pint of beer. Children love to climb up to the attics and down into the musty cellars and adults enjoy the feel of how it used to be.

16-24 The Shambles ,Church Street
Newent GL18 1AB
Mid March to end October daily except Mondays 10am-6pm. Last admission 5pm. Open Bank Holiday Mondays.
November and December weekends only 10am-4pm.

01531 822 144
Snowshill Manor
Cotswold manor house with eclectic collection and Arts & Crafts-style garden Eccentric combination of terraces and ponds forming outdoor rooms.Bright colours and delightful scents The home of thousands of fascinating treasures collected entirely by architect and craftsman, Charles Paget Wade. Here, there is something for everyone Explore the terraces, byres and ponds of the organic garden 
Snowshill, nr Broadway, Gloucestershire WR12 7JU
2½ml SW of Broadway; turn from A44 Broadway bypass into Broadway village and by village green turn right uphill to Snowshill


Soudley Ponds
The ponds are a haven for wildlife and the surrounding paths are suitable for the less able and wheelchair users. A steep walk up the ridge takes you to the Blaize Bailey viewpoint overlooking the River Severn.
Soudley Ponds
Soudley, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 2UB
01594 833057
South Cerney
South Cerney is a thriving village just a few miles from Cirencester in Gloucestershire.South Cerney dates back to Saxon times and has grown into one of the largest villages in the Cotswolds. It has 3 pubs, a village shop and miles and miles and miles of scenic walks! It is in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park, so South Cerney is surrounded with lakes where various water sports take place.The village of South Cerney is in the Cotswold Water Park area so there are plenty of lakeside walks in the area. Keynes Country Park between South Cerney and Somerford Keynes is probably the best known of the lakeside developments and consists of two large lakes, a large waterside decking area, man made beach, childrens play area, bicycle hire hut and visitor information centre.
South Cerney
Keynes Country Park
Tourist Information Point

Millennium Visitor Centre , Cirencester , Shorncote , Gloucestershire GL7 6DF  


 01285 861459

Stanway House and Fountain

Stanway House, an outstandingly beautiful example of a Jacobean manor house is situated near Winchcombe in the glorious Gloucestershire countryside. It has been described by Fodor's guide as "as perfect and pretty a Cotswold manor house as anyone is likely to see". It was built in 1590-1630 and is situated in the hollow beneath a long spur of the Cotswold escarpment in close proximity to the church, the great mediaeval tithe barn, the jewel like gatehouse, the water mill and the cottages of the hamlet.The House and Grounds are now the setting for a 300ft single jet gravity fountain - the tallest fountain in Britain and the tallest gravity fountain in the world. The Stanway Watergarden, one of the finest in England, was created in the 1720s for John Tracy, probably by Charles Bridgeman. Typically Bridgemanic is the Canal, a magnificent formal sheet of water, situated unusually on a terrace 25 feet above the house, and the Cascade (the largest in Britain, partially restored), fed by water flowing under the Pyramid from the Pyramid Pond. The Tithe Barn Pond adds to the watery feel of the garden, which also includes fine specimen trees, broad terraced lawns and herbaceous borders.

Stanway House
  Stanway , Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL54 5PQ

House and Fountain: July to September Tuesday and Thursday 2pm-5pm.
Fountain Only: Saturday 2pm-5pm.
Fountain Plays (subject to drought) 2.45pm - 3.15pm and 4.00pm - 4.30pm.
01386 584 528

Stow-on-the-Wold, or Stow, is one of the most visited Cotswold places and is home to Scotts Of Stow.Stow on the Wold stands exposed on a 700 feet high hill on the ancient Roman Fosse Way that leads to the Midlands Like many of its Cotswolds neighbours, Stow was at the centre of the Cotswolds wool trade. The vast Market Square (pictured) is a sign of the towns former importance. At one end stands the town stocks and the other the ancient cross. An elegant array of Cotswold town houses and shops surrounds the square. Stow on the Wold is an important shopping centre and is home to many antique shops, art galleries and gifts and crafts shops.
Hollis House , The Square,  Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire  GL54 1AF  

01451 831082  Fax: 01451 870083

As with other towns in the Cotswolds, Stroud growth during mediaeval times centered around the wool trade. Stroud is also well known for its breweries, boat building, quarrying of local limestone, iron founding and carpet weaving.The name Stroud derives from "Strode".
Subscription Rooms , George Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire  GL5 1AE   Email: tic@stroud.gov.uk

 01451 831082  Fax: 01451 870083

Stroud House Gallery
The Gallery comprises five spacious rooms, three at ground floor level and two light-free basement rooms. Stroud House Gallery opened and began exhibiting in 1998.Our aim is to present contemporary art to a wider audience. We exhibit artists' work for 4 to 6 week periods, with a one week break in between shows for changover. We also run an annual competition called the Stroud Open.
                    House Gallery
Stroud House Gallery · Station Road · Stroud · Glos · GL5 3AP 

Stroud House Gallery is situated in the centre of Stroud, opposite the train station.Stroud House Gallery is located roughly 7 miles east of the M5, off junction 13.

Tel / Fax  : 01453 750575

The Subscription Rooms

The Subscription Rooms is a handsome late Regency building in the heart of Stroud and hosts year-round arts and entertainment, exhibitions, markets and meetings. Built in 1833 by public subscription, the venue still plays an important part in community events. It is now owned and managed by Stroud District Council. Visit the Subscription Room Events to see what's on in the coming months.

Subscrition Rooms
The Subscription Rooms
George Street, Stroud, GL5 1AE


01453 760999

Sudeley Castle and Gardens

Sudeley Castle is steeped in history. It has royal connections spanning a thousand years and has played an important role in the turbulent and changing times of England's past. The Castle was once home to Queen Katherine Parr and Lady Jane Grey. Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Queen Elizabeth I all visited Sudeley. King Charles I stayed and his nephew, Prince Rupert, established his headquarters at the Castle, during the Civil War. Following its destruction by Cromwell's troops, Sudeley lay neglected and derelict for two hundred years. In 1837, Sudeley was bought by John and William Dent, of the Worcestershire glove making company. They began an ambitious restoration programme which was continued by their nephew John Coucher Dent, who inherited the Castle in 1855, and his wife Emma, who threw herself enthusiastically into Sudeley's restoration, at the same time forging strong links with the town of Winchcombe. Today, Sudeley is the home of Lord and Lady Ashcombe.Sudeley's collections range from historic possessions of past ancestral owners, old master paintings, fine furniture to Victorian memorabilia.

Sudeley Castle
Winchcombe ,Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL54 5JD

Gardens, Pheasantry & Wildfowl Area, Plant Centre and St Mary's Church: 26th February to 30th October 10.30am-5.30pm.
Exhibitions: 19th March to 30th October 10.30am-5.30pm


01242 602 308

Swinford Museum
Domestic agricultural and building crafts from a Cotswold village
Swinford Museum
Filkins, 3 mls NE of Lechlade
Open May - September, 1st Sunday in month, 14.00 - 17.00.
Admission free.
01367 860209
Tetbury is a town steeped in history and can be found in one of the most beautiful parts of the Cotswolds, approximately 12 miles from Cirencester.Through the middle-ages Tetbury's market grew in reputation as a centre for the best in Cotswold wool & yarn The wool sack race, which is still run annually, is believed to have been born during Tetbury's early trade in wool. The race is run up a 1 in 4 hill and has been given world record status.Essentially a sleepy Cotswold town, Tetbury is perhaps closer to its origins that other Cotswold places and wonderful arcitecture can be found wherever you look.Tetbury has an abundance of antique shops and quality coaching inns. Prince Charles lives close by at Highgrove. Tetbury can claim to be the headquarters for the planning of the D-Day landings as General Eisenhower planned the invasion of Europe while billeted at Chavenage House near Tetbury
33 Church Street, Tetbury
Gloucestershire GL8 8JG
e-mail: tourism@tetbury.org

March to October 
         9:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Saturday  
November to February 
         9:30am to 2:30pm Monday to Saturday

Fax 01666 503552
Tetbury Police Museum
 The former police station and magistrate's court in Tetbury is now the Police Museum, which highlights the past of the Gloucestershire Constabulary, the second oldest in the country. The museum features some artefacts from previous generations of policing, as well as funny stories about previous prisoners. There is even one of them left for you to see in their cell!
                    Police Museum
63 Long Street, Tetbury
Open all year, Monday - Friday, 10.00 - 15.00, closed B/H.

Admission free (donations welcome).
Tel. 01666 504670 
Tewkesbury is an attractive, historic town dominated by timber-framed buildings with overhanging eaves and has a fascinating maze of small alleyways behind the main streets. It is situated on a spit of gravel just above flood level at the junction of two great rivers (The Severn and Avon) . The town has always been a favoured resting place for travellers on the highway which winds it's way up the Severn valley.
Evidence of Roman and Saxon occupation can be found among artefacts excavated from early settlement sites around the town. Tewkesbury's glory is it's Abbey, founded at the end of the 11th Century as a Benedictine Monastery. The spectacular central tower, which stands 148 feet high, is the largest surviving Norman central tower in the world. With the exception of Westminster Abbey, Tewkesbury contains more medieval tombs than any other church in Britain. For 300 years from the 11th Century the great medieval families of Fitzhamon, de Clare and le Despenser held authority over the town. It was just south of the town, on May 4 1471, that one of the key battles of the Wars of the Roses was fought . Edward, Prince of Wales, son of Henry VI, was killed in this battle and the Lancastrian cause died with him. The Battle of Tewkesbury was just one of an episode of a pageant of events affecting the town. Tewkesbury developed from a feudal Norman settlement into a Free Borough under the charter of the Earls of Gloucester. Subsequent charters were confirmed by Edward II and Edward III and the town received its first charter of incorporation during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1574), at which time Tewkesbury was described as 'great and populous'. The Borough of Tewkesbury was confirmed as a Free Borough by this charter, had a Wednesday market day instituted and nominated a Town Clerk. William III granted a new Charter of Liberties in 1698 after the loss of the first charter during the Civil War. This charter remains in force and may be viewed at the local museum.

The Museum, 64 Barton Street, Tewkesbury  Gloucestershire  GL20 5PX  
Email: tewkesburytic@

Web: http://www.visitcotswolds

 01451 831082  Fax: 01451 870083

Tewkesbury Abbey
Although the Abbey was founded in 1087 by nobleman Robert FitzHamon, building of the present Abbey did not start until 1102. Built to house Benedictine monks, the Norman Abbey was near completion when consecrated in 1121. Embellishments to the long nave roof and the apsidal chancel were made in the first half of the 14th century in the Decorated style. After the dissolution in 1540 most of the claustral buildings and the Lady Chapel were quarried for their materials but the Abbey Church was sold to the parishioners for £453. Changes made since then to the internal configuration have developed to reflect contemporary styles of devotion, currently of the Anglo-Catholic persuasion.  Abbey House: Lying at the southern edge of the old town, the Abbey quietly dominates the land and skyline with its long nave “probably the largest and finest Romanesque tower in England” (Pevsner). Vestiges of its social domination can be deduced from the layout of the streets and buildings, and the occasional relic; the Abbot’s gatehouse, the Abbey Mill, The vicarage and the Tudor-style dwellings in Church Street. The area surrounding the Abbey is protected from development by the Abbey Lawn Trust, originally funded by a United States benefactor.  Two styles of architecture dominate the Abbey; the Norman piers and arches of the eight-bay Nave (completed in 1121) and the Decorated-style chancel, imposed on the previous work in the 14th century, where the original medieval windows still exist in their original form. At this time the nave roof was also reconstructed as lierne vaulting, with naïve narrative and decorative bosses as keystones, untouched by decay or iconoclasts. The tombs and chantry chapels, of high-quality work from 1350-1450, surround the chancel and reflect the prestige attached by local aristocracy (especially de Clare, Le Despencer, Beauchamp, Warwick and Neville) to such memorials. The Early English and Perpendicular architectural styles are also represented in the fabric of the Abbey; regions around the north transept and Abbot Alan's Tomb being from the 13th century, while three of the chantry chapels can be seen to display impressive masonry from the late 14th to early 15th centuries.
Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ
Sundays: 7.30 am to 7.00 pm
Weekdays and Saturdays: 7.30 am to 6.00 pm in the summer, 7.30 am to 5.30 pm in the winter.


Tewkesbury Museum

Tewkesbury Museum is a community museum protecting and displaying the heritage of the Town.64 and 64a Barton Street was given to the Borough in 1956 on the understanding that it would be used as the Town Museum. Not all members of the council thought this was a good idea. The Tewkesbury Register quoted some councillors as suggesting the idea was a ‘dead loss for the town’.Sir George Dowty finally opened the museum in 1962. The delay was due to many necessary repairs and sitting tenants that did not leave until 1961.The fact that there was no town museum until very late meant that many important artefacts were not kept or decayed because of a lack of appropriate storage space. A good example of this was the lack of relics of the stocking loom period (after Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire Tewkesbury was the most important centre of manufacture in the country)  The key event in the history of the town that was of real importance in the history of England was the battle of Tewkesbury on May 4th 1471. This battle decided the fate of the house of Lancaster with the murder of the young prince Edward. The museum possesses a fine panorama of the battle field which it is essential to view before one walks the battle field site.

Tewksbury Museum

Tewkesbury Borough Museum
64, Barton Street,
Gl20 5PX (Opposite Police Station)

10 - 5 pm April - October (every day)
November - April (except Sunday)




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Three Choirs Vineyard

Discover the Three Choirs Vineyards set in 100 acres of unspoilt countryside on the Gloucestershire and Herefordshire border. We have been producing some of England's finest single estate wines since 1975. Today the estate offers visitors a full range of facilities: Wine and Gift Shop with wine tasting and vineyard and winery tours.
The Vineyard Restaurant with panoramic views over the vineyards and surrounding hillds, serving fine English food to perfectly complement our wines. Luxury accommodation, each room with their own private terrace overlooking the vines. Weddings, conference and room hire
Three Choirs
GL18 1LS
All Year
Closed Dec 25, 26 & Jan 1
01531 890 223
Upper Slaughter
Just near Bourton on the Water the Slaughters are very picturesque and well worth a visit.The village of Upper Slaughter in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds is one mile away from Lower Slaughter and resides on a gentle grassy slope above the stream that connects the two villages.Once the village was dominated by a Norman castle but all that can be seen of it today are the remains of the motte and bailey.The building that dominates Upper Slaughter is the beautiful gabled Manor House which is one of the finest buildings in the area. The oldest part of the house dates from the 15th century but the front is Elizabethan. The Manor is now a hotel.

Wellington Aviation Museum
Some years ago Gerry Tyack opened his small museum dedicated to all those who served or who passed through RAF Moreton-in-Marsh, on one of the many training courses for RAF bomber command. Though the airfield is now a fire training station Gerry keeps the memory of the base alive in the museum with his vast range of artifacts from the war years and beyond. Gerry was also successful in getting the memorial plaque errected outside the old entrance a few years ago. As you pull up outside the museum you will see propellers and wheels from the aircraft most used at Moreton-in-Marsh, the Vickers-Armstrong Wellington, there is also a casing for the 4000lb bombs dropped by the aircraft, around the back in his garden there is the whole tail section of one aircraft, showing the famous Barnes Wallis designed geodetic structure which made the aircraft so strong and easy to repair.RAF Moreton-in-Marsh was one of many flight training stations and large numbers of crews passed through, Gerry has an interest in contacting anyone who recalls times at the station and has numerous books and paintings signed by past personnel, many of the items are donated to the museum from families of, or people stationed there. The museum has numerous wonderful prints for sale including a view of the market square in Moreton on Normandy Embarkation day in 1944.

Wellington Aviation Museum
Wellington Aviation Museum,
British School House,
Broadway Road,
GL56 0BG.
10.00 am - 5.00 pm
(12.30 - 2.00 pm Closed for Lunch)

Mondays and Xmas Day Excluded

01608 650323

Westbury Court
A fully restored Dutch style formal water garden dating originally from 1700. The garden includes topiary, yew hedges, a 400 year old evergreen oak and a relaxing tranquil atmosphere. Located at Westbury-on-Severn approx. 5 miles from Gloucester.
Westbury Court
Westbury Court Garden
Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire GL14 1PD

Westonbirt Arboretum
Westonbirt is a wonderful world of trees and is beautiful at any time of year. Set in 600 acres of glorious Cotswold countryside, it has 17 miles of paths along which to stroll and over 18,000 numbered trees. Spring and autumn are ablaze with colour and exciting events on, throughout
Westonbirt, Tetbury
Gloucestershire, GL8 8Q

01666 880220

The ancient Saxon town of Winchcombe is situated in a beautiful Cotswold valley mid-way between Broadway and Cheltenham (approx each 15 minutes away by car).The name Winchcombe means 'valley with a bend', and today the town still retains street which curve gracefully along the 'combe'.
Town Hall .High Street,Winchcombe,  Gloucestershire  GL54 5LJ  
Email: winchcombetic@tewkesbury.gov.uk Seasonal opening

Tel: 01242 602925 Fax: 01242 602925

Winchcombe Folk and Police

Winchcombe is a unspoilt little historic town surrounded by the beautiful rolling Cotswold hills. It lies about 7 miles NE of Cheltenham. We are a small registered museum run entirely by volunteers, and we have:  A folk collection which deals with the fascinating history of Winchcombe and its peopleA police collection including British and International uniforms and equipment both historic and modernFamily and local history folders and informationFree activity sheets for accompanied childrenA small shop

Winchcombe Museum
Winchcombe Folk & Police Museum, The Town Hall, Winchcombe, Cheltenham GL54 5LJ
1 April to 31 October
Monday to Saturday (closed Sunday)  
1000 to 1630


Tel:  01242 609151

Woodchester Mansion

Woodchester Mansion is an architectural masterpiece of the Victorian age abandoned by its builders before it could be completed. It has been virtually untouched by time since the mid-1870s, and today offers a unique opportunity to tour and explore a Gothic building in mid-assembly.The Mansion is hidden in a secluded 400-acre landscape park of great beauty, sheltering an abundance of wildlife and rare-breed grazing stock. Enchanting woodland walks snake around its five man-made lakes. The Mansion and its park are reputed to be haunted and regular events are held throughout the year for those who want to hunt our ghosts. For further details select the Fright Nights link from either the Ghosts Page or the Paranormal Page. Facilities for visitors to the Mansion include a Tea Room, serving drinks, cakes and snacks, and a Gift Shop. Tours of the house are conducted by guides from the Woodchester Mansion Trust’s Volunteers. The Park, owned by The National Trust, is open to all. 

Woodchester Mansion

Woodchester Mansion, Woodchester Park
Nympsfield, Stonehouse
Glos, GL10 3TS
Woodchester Mansion is on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment, 15 miles south of Gloucester and 25 miles north of Bristol. The entrance to The Mansion is close to the village of Nympsfield and the Coaley Peak viewing point on the B4066 between Stroud and Dursley.



01453 861541

Wotton-Under-Edge Heritage Centre

First documentary evidence of Wotton-under-Edge is in a Saxon Royal Charter of 940A.D. in which King Edmund of Wessex leased to Edric "four Hides of the land in Wudeton".The town's history has always been linked to the fortunes of the Berkeley family. Jone, Lady Berkeley obtained a Royal Charter in 1252 for the town to hold a weekly market and yearly fair. The following year Lady Jone granted a deed which set up Wotton as a borough. This gave the inhabitants the right to make their living free of obligation to work for the Lord of the Manor. By 1470, together with Wiltshire and Somerset, Gloucestershire was producing one third of the woollen cloth made in England. This noble manufacture was the backbone of local prosperity for the next four hundred years.  The cloth industry has shaped the town that can be seen today. With its shop-lined streets and historical buildings, a visit to Wotton-under-Edge offers something for all the family to enjoy.

wotton museum

 The Heritage Centre
The Chipping
Gloucestershire  GL12 7AD

tel: 01453 52 15 41
World of Mechanical Music
Since 1961, we have pioneered the quality restoration of musical boxes and clocks, and we now have more than forty years experience in this highly specialised craft. There is no better place to bring your treasures for a dose of tender loving care. Read all about it, and make an appointment if you would like a free estimate given entirely without obligation.Our musical boxes, antique and new, are internationally renowned for the exceptionally high quality of their appearance and their musical performance. We also have clocks, automata and other items. You can download and print our current stock lists in pdf format. Probably the best selection of musical boxes and musical collector’s items you will find anywhere, and an astonishing assortment of items both nostalgic and scientific. There is also a large range of books on clocks and mechanical music, and recordings. More pictures and lists of special items can be found here.The museum houses an amazing variety of self playing instruments and automata that might have been found in the home before regular broadcasting started in 1924, all in superb condition, and presented as a live entertainment by our well-informed guides. Many of the items are for sale, as this is a constantly changing collection. Open all the year round, seven days a week. See here for details and pictures.

Museum of mechanical music
 Keith Hardings World of Mechanical Music, The Oak House,
High Street, Northleach,
Glos, UK GL54 3ET

01451 860181

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A great park, made by the Duke of Somerset and shown on a drawing by Kip in 1699. It is one of the main examples of the French style in England. William Kent designed a number of buildings with the pattern of radiating avenues, which Canaletto painted in 1748. The design is not unlike that of Cirencester Park, which is nearby. Thomas Wright added additional garden buildings between 1750 and 1770. There is also a private garden, part of which was designed by Russell Page, which is occasionally open for charity.

A William and Mary house with an Arts and Crafts style garden designed by Rosemary Verey after 1951. The partly walled garden has been publicicised through the designers books and TV appearances. It is planted in the Jekyll manner and has a lime walk, a lily pond, an ornamental vegetable garden and statuary.
he Close, Barnsley, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, 
 GL7 5EE

Tel :  01285 740 000
The Batsford Arboretum is set in 55 acres of lovely Cotswold Countryside and contains  over 1500 trees with species from all over the world. Tracks take you though to different parts of the arboretum. Beautiful colours throughout the year, snowdrops in winter, followed by daffodils and then marvellous displays from the Cherries and Magnolias. In summer see the bamboo groves, fine bronze statues and waterside plantings. It all comes together in Autumn with glorious Autumn tints. It is worth allocating around 2 hours to your visit here. Many other gardens nearby to Batsford Arboretum and there is an adjoining Birds Of Prey centre with flying displays.
  Moreton in Marsh,

Tel 01386 701441
A romantic 12th century castle overlooking the watermeadows of the Doverte Brook. The battlements are used as terraced gardens. It has a park, an Elizabethan bowling lawn, a lily pond and extensive planting, notably of climbers. Romantic 12th century castle built by the Berkeley family and still lived in by them today, overlooking the water meadows. Surounding the Castle are Elizabethan terraced gardens planted for scent and colour. Nearby is the medieval Deer Park. Also in the gardens, Elizabeth I's bowling lawn, a lily pond and extensive planting, notably of climbers.
Berkeley Castle Garden Berkeley, Gloucestershire,  , GL13 9BQ

Tel : 01453 810332
Bourton House - An exciting 3 acre garden surrounding an 18th century manor house (not open) and 16th century Grade I listed Tithe Barn.  Extensive topiary including knot garden and parterre; stunning herbaceous borders; water features; 18thC raised walk; unusual shadehouse; specimen trees.  A plantsman's paradise! Bourton House 2010 - Open to public every Weds, Thurs, Friday from June to September.  Open to groups (min 20 people) from May to October (advance booking essential).  NGS Open Day Sunday 15th August.  Tea/Coffee & home-made cakes available in Tithe Barn.  Ample parking.  Limited disabled access.  Toilets/Disabled toilet.  Sorry, no dogs.
Bourton House Knot Garden  Bourton on the Hill,
 Nr Moreton in Marsh,
GL56 9AE,


 Tel: 01386 700754
This secret Cotswold garden at Cerney House, high above the lovely Churn Valley is a very special and friendly place. The walled garden has a lovely atmosphere and you can admire the plants as well as listening to the birdsong from the surrounding woods. See the old fashioned roses along the trellis, herbaceous borders and wonderful scents. In April there are lovely displays of tulips joining the last of some very special daffodils. There is a well labelled  herb garden and working kitchen garden. Colourful rockery. The 3.5 acre red brick walled garden has many colourful borders and seating areas. In Spring  wander through the Bluebell woods down to the front garden which has more colourful borders.
North Cerney, Cirencester GL7 7BX

 Tel 01 285 831300
This leading example of the English Forest Style of garden design requires an informed eye and an enthusiasm for walking. The park is 8 km long and 4.8 km wide. Stephen Switzer may have advised on the design. Pope came here over a 30 year period and invested money in the afforestation. Its planting was Lord Bathurst's major achievment. The forest is transected by a goose-foot of avenues, inspired by baroque geometry. But the intention was to make a rural retreat which would be useful and peaceful. It was not designed, like the baroque gardens of Italy and France to impress, visitors with the owner's wealth, power or fashionable taste. By far the best view of the park is from the top of the church steeple in Cirencester.
Cirencester, Gloucestershire, 
 GL7 2BT

Tel: 01285 653135        Fax: 01285 656291
The snowdrop collection at Colesbourne Park originated in the plantings made by Henry John Elwes (1846-1922). In 1874 he had discovered Galanthus elwesiis while travelling in western Turkey and he became one of the prominent galanthophiles of his day. It is clear that he planted widely, as the garden today contains large populations of snowdrops, many of them hybrids, descended from those plantings. New cultivars have been added to the collection each year, with the collection now totalling some 160 cultivars.
 Nr Cheltenham
GL53 9NP

 Tel 01242 870264
A William and Mary house with deer park and garden. Only a fragment survives of the garden which was designed by London and Wise and illustrated by Kip in 1712. It was converted to the Serpentine Style in the eighteenth century. Humphry Repton worked here after 1800.

Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire nr Chippenham, Gloucestershire, 
SN14 8ER
Tel : 0117 937 2501
A Cotswold stone house with an Arts and Crafts garden designed by Brenda Colvin.
Lechlade, Gloucestershire, 
 GL7 3JQ

Hidcote Manor is one of the greatest gardens in England  created this century by the great horticulturist Major Lawrence Johnston. This garden at should not be missed. A series of small gardens within a garden each with its own, but also with long avenues bordered by different plantings. The garden is famous for rare shrubs and trees as well as its outstanding design features. See the herbaceous borders which gives a great splash of colour from July.  Walk amongst the old scented roses. Take your time to go round and don't forget  to take the camera. Can be crowded at weekends.
 Hidcote Bartrim, Chipping Campden,
 GL55 6LR

 Tel 01386 438333
The Gardens at Highnam Court have been lovingly restored and expanded. The gardens surround several large lakes, with walkways around them. They are bordered by beds planted with thousands of plants to give colour  and interest in all seasons. Whilst many of the plantings are still young becoming established there is much to see. In Spring there are thousands of daffodils throughout the grounds, planted together with other spring bulbs to give a tremendous show. There are many different sections including the Broad Walk and rose tunnel, a Knot Garden, a Wisteria walk and much more. A large oval Rose Garden has been planted with over 2000 roses and 60,000 Spring Flowering Bulbs.
 Highnam, Gloucester,

 Tel 01452 308251
A 14th century Cotswold Barn barn with a large Arts and Crafts garden. It has stone walls, hedges, topiary, a water garden and a woodland garden. It is well planted with a particular enthusiasm for roses.Very unusual C15 dovecote converted into family home undergoing restoration (not open). Cotswold stone walls act as host to climbing and rambling roses, clematis, vines, hydrangeas, and together with yew, rose and tapestry hedges create formality around house. Mixed shrub and herbaceous borders, shrub roses; water garden; woodland garden planted with cherries, magnolias and spring bulbs.
Shipton Moyne, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, 
 GL8 8PR


Tel :
01666 880202
Hunts Court is not so much a garden but a collection of plants set out in borders bypassed with informal grass paths. It is set high up on the Cotswold Hills and the scenic drive to the garden is beautiful. The speciality here is the collection of over 400 roses which are every where you look flowing from the borders onto trellis, and intermixed with foxgloves and other perennials. You will need to wander round more than once not to miss anything. There is other interest with a good collection of hardy geraniums and the small arboretum is starting to become established.A plant lover's garden with unusual shrubs, 450 varieties old roses, large collection of penstemons and hardy geraniums in peaceful 21/2 -acre garden set against tree-clad hills and Tyndale monument. Mini-arboretum. House (not open) possible birthplace of William Tyndale. Picnic area.
 North Nibley, Dursley, GL11 6DZ

 Tel 01453 547440
A sixteenth century house with an Arts and Crafts garden. It was used as a country house by William Morris from 1871-1896 and has a simple well-made 'Old English' garden, as befits the opponent of Victorian eclecticism. The planting at Kelmscott Manor has been restored, with well-chosen plants.
Kelmscott, nr Lechlade, Gloucestershire, 


Kiftsgate Court Gardens are magnificently situated garden on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment with views towards the Malvern Hills. The gardens planted around the late 19th century house are planted to give harmonious colour schemes, whilst the sheltered lower garden is home to more tender plants.Sunken garden  with fine show of bulbs, but the roses are the true highlight of the garden. June and July are the best months to visit for colour and scent but there is something to see all year round at Kiftsgate Court.Very close to Hidcote Manor.
  Chipping Campden, Gloucester GL55 6LR

 Tel 01386 438777
Set in beautiful countryside the Lydney Spring Gardens  are in an enchanted secluded wooded valley with lakes and a profusion of rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and other flowering shrubs and trees. Plenty of birdsong and places to sit make this a really peaceful oasis on a sunny day. Small formal garden with lovely views over the Severn Estuary. Roman Temple, site museum, and small NZ  exhibition.
Don't miss the yummy cream scones! served in the elegant dining room.
 Lydney Park,  Glouc, GL15 6BU
 Tel 01594 842844
Mill Dene Garden: hidden in the Cotswolds.  ‘We were searching for the spirit of the Cotswolds, and found it at Mill Dene’.  A recent Japanese visitor.  This is a garden to nourish your senses.   Horticultural skill is carried lightly but you will still go home with ideas for all season pleasure in your garden.  Set round an old water-mill and pond , the garden is terraced up steep sides to beautiful Cotswold views at the top. The herb garden has the village Church as a backdrop, had views over the hills and is probably sited over the old Saxon burial ground. A misty grotto is home to the ducks ,named trout in the stream hide from the kingfisher and heron, but are not much worried by the family’s Birman cats.  Come and enjoy the peace
 Moreton-in- Marsh,

 Tel 01386 700457
Lovely 12 acre gardens set around 17th century Manor house - not open. Misarden Park Gardens are in  a stunning situation 700 feet above sea level at head of Golden Valley. Beautiful Spring Walk with naturalised bulbs and flowering trees. Displays of tulips from mid April and a wonderful wisteria ( end of April ) which cloaks the front of the House. Formal gardens in summer with large herbaceous borders, rill and fountain. Fine topiary avenue which takes you down to the House with more formal areas either side. All in all a really good way to spend your time. Neighbouring plant nursery with good selection of plants.
Misarden Park,
Miserden, Stroud,
Tel :  01285 821303
A Tudor house (1450-1616) in a wooded valley with an Arts and Crafts garden. The grass terraces and hedges are believed to date from the 1720s. Vita Sackville West exclaimed 'Owlpen - ah! what a dream is there'. Jekyll and Weaver wrote that 'Among the notable examples of little hillside gardens treated in formal fashion, none is more delightful than that of Owlpen'.

Uley, nr Dursley, Gloucestershire, 
GL11 5BZ

Tel :  +44-(0)1453
Painswick Rococo Garden is a unique 18th century garden set in a hidden valley with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. There is a fascinating combination of  woodland walks, vistas, a large kitchen garden which has been restored. Some more formal borders which are still developing.  It is famous for its snowdrop displays in winter, coming into their best (28 January ) and likely to last several weeks subject to suitable weather.
 Painswick, Gloucestershire

 Tel 01452 813204
A stunning courtyard garden greets you as you enter through the door by the side of the Rodmarton Manor. The courtyard is divided into many sections with lovely plantings and colourful pots amongst areas of dappled shade. This leads to the outstanding herbaceous borders, one of the best that you will find in Southern England. The path takes you to a charming summer house which looks back towards the  manor house. The atmosphere of the garden is superb with many different vistas and plenty of places to sit and take it all in. Combine your visit with a tour of this arts and crafts house at Rodmarton Manor.
 Tetbury, Cirencester
  Gloucs, GL76PF 
 Tel 01285 841253 
This garden at Sezincote surrounds a  fine house built to encompass Indian character in 1810. It is reminiscent of the Brighton Dome. The Indian influence is seen in the garden and the drive goes over an Indian Bridge with statues of bulls.Water features include a temple pool, Canal, stream bordered with bog loving plants. More formal gardens to the side of the house with elephant statues. Fine trees include copper beeches, cedars, limes and yews with many unusual shrubs. In Autumn the tints are marvellous. Many architectural items give these gardens at Sezincote a distinctive feel. Take time to see inside the House which is superb.
Sezincote, Moreton-in-Marsh,
 GL56 9AW

Tel : 01386 700444
Delightful hillside garden surrounding beautiful Cotswold manor. Designed in the Arts and Crafts style, the garden consists of a series of contrasting 'outdoor rooms.' Simple colourful plantings tumble and scramble down the terraces and around byres and ponds. Enjoy produce from the kitchen garden in the restaurant
nr Broadway
 WR12 7JU

Tel : 01386 852410
Stanway Manor House is surrounded by 20 acres of grounds which are now complemented by its newly partly restored baroque water garden. This is one of the finest in Britain with pyramid cascade ( not restored), upper pond, waterfall, grand canal and 300 foot high fountain from June ( superb ). There are some exceptional trees including old cedars of Lebanon. Breathtaking views. The Gardens are now largely neglected, but at one time must have been majestic with a cascade to match that of Chatsworth. Oh for it to be restored.
  Nr Winchcombe, Gloucs
GL54 5PQ
   Tel 01386 584528
This garden at Sudeley Castle surrounds a fine castle which was desecrated by Cromwell in the Civil war. Designed almost as a continuation of the Castle, the inspiration for the gardens draws on and reflects Sudeley’s rich history. Eminent landscape designers including Lanning Roper, Rosemary Verey, Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall and, more recently, Charles Chesshire have all been involved in the design and layout of the gardens. The 14 acres of grounds includes, the Queens Garden, Tudor Knot Garden, Secret Garden and the Carp Pond next to the Tithe Barn. Some great topiary! The Garden is probably best seen from May onwards.
 Winchcombe, Gloucs
GL54 5JD

 TEL 01242 602308
Trull House is magnificently set in rolling countryside and surrounded by gardens of many sorts, splendid trees and shrubs. There is a large lily pond with terraced gardens, the sunken garden focusing on the summerhouse. The wilderness features a mass of spring bulbs that give way in summer to a wide variety of natural grasses and wild flowers. Behind the beautiful house is the walled garden in which there are a series of herbaceous borders. Despite its size (8 acres) the Trull House Garden is intimate and from it there are stunning views of the Cotswold landscape
 Near Tetbury, Glos,


 Tel : 01285 841255
This formal Dutch Westbury Court Water Garden was laid out between 1696 and 1705. Historical varieties of apple, pear and plum with many other plants introduced to England before 1700. The Water Gardens include a long canal bordered by yew hedges. An elegant Dutch style pavilion is at the head of one canal. There is a secret walled garden and don't miss the holm oak which could be the oldest in the country. The Westbury Court Garden is set on low land on the banks of the River Severn.
Westbury Court Garden, Nr Gloucester, GL14 1PD

  Tel 01452 760461
Westonbirt Arboretum,  the National Arboretum is known worldwide for its trees. Over 18,000 of them  from all over the world, planted since 1829 and plantings continue today. 17 miles of way-marked trails and something to see in every season from vibrant autumn colours to bluebells, and spring flowers. The acers also look great in the spring with their mellow tints while the older and more mature trees are coloured with emerald green. The display of Autumn tints from around early  October is a marvellous sight and is not to be missed. Well worth making a special visit.
Westonbirt,   Tetbury,  Glouc,

Tel 01666 880220
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The major steeplechase meeting race meeting of the year famous for the Gold Cup, Mill Reef, Arkle and much more. The place where the Irish congregate in England. Book your hotel early.
Cheltenham Race Track
Edward Gillespie, Prestbury Park, Cheltenham,, Glos GL50 4SH
tel: 01242513014 fax: 01242 224227
email: cheltenham@rht.net

Westonbirt School, Nr Tetbury
Buckingham Events, Buckingham House, 11 High Street, Old Portsmouth, Hants PO1 2LP tel: 02392 295555 fax: 02392 295544 email: westonbirt@statelyhomesevents.co.uk

Maybe the best known Horse Trials in the World. Held with the wonderful backdrop of Badminton House over 200,000 visit.  Thursday/Friday dressage, Saturday Cross-Country & Sunday Show Jumping.  All the major West End Shops have stands here -a shoppers delight.
Badminton, Nr Tetbury
Mrs Jane Tuckwell, Show Office, Badminton, South Gloucs GL9 1DF tel: 01454 218272 fax: 01454 218596 email: info@badminton-horse.co.uk

Hartpury College,
John Wilesmith, Defford Mill,Earls Croome,, Worcester, Worcs WR8 9DF tel: 01386 757300 fax: 01386 625536
email: jwilesmith@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Hartpury College, Hartpury
Rosalind Camp, Hartpury College, Hartpury House, Hartpury,Glos tel: 01452 702132 fax: 01452 700629 email: enquirie@hartpury.ac.uk

Carolyn Skinner, Bristol Evening Post & Press, Temple Way, Bristol BS99 7HD tel: 0117 9343543 fax: 0117 9343571 email: cskinner@bepp.co.uk
Set with a backdrop of the magnificent Malvern Hills this is the main agricultural & Horse Show in the area. Masses of trade Stands and other attractions.
3 Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcs.
Doreen Smillie, The Showground, Malvern, Worcs WR13 6NW tel: 01684 584900 fax: 01684 584910 email: info@threecounties.co.uk

Claudia Wilson, Bathurst Estate Office, Cirecester, Glos GL7 2BU tel: 01285 652007 fax: 01285 656291 email: info@cotswoldshow.co.uk

Hartpury College, Hartpury
Amanda Ward, Hartpury College, Hartpury House, Hartpury,Glos GL19 3BE tel: 01452 700283 fax: 01452 700629 email: enquirie@hartpury.ac.uk


Susan Tanner, Bristol Baloon Fiestas, Ltd, St Johns Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4NH tel: 0117 9535884 fax: 0117 9535605 email: info@bristolfiesta.co.uk

Mrs C Carter, BHAS-Berkeley Show Office, Taitshill Industrial Estate,, Dursley, Glos GL11 6BL  tel: 01453 543335 fax: 01453 544311 email bhas.berkeleyshow@btinternet.com


Tim Gardner, MRICS FAAV, Show Office, Oxford Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos GL56 0NA te: 0870 877 7409 fax: 01608 651878 email: secretary@moreton-show.org.uk
Apple Tree Exhibitions, Pound Lane Office Suites, Pound Lane, Exmouth, Devon EX8 4NP  tel: 01395 277002 Fax: 01395 277008
email: appletree.x@btconnect.com


Sudeley Castle, Cheltenham
Apple Tree Exhibitions, Pound Lane Office Suites, Pound Lane, Exmouth, Devon EX8 4NP  tel: 01395 277002 Fax: 01395 277008
email: appletree.x@btconnect.com


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Classic Gold 774
 oldies and easy listening. am774 (Cheltenham and Gloucester, Gloucestershire) listen live on our audio pages
 Forest of Dean Radio
community radio station with music and information. am1521 (Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire)  am1503 (Newent)
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contemporary. fm102.4 (Gloucester, Gloucestershire) fm103.0 (Stroud) listen live on our audio pages
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 adult contemporary; oldies and easy listening; classical; news. fm107.3 (Dursley and Tetbury, Gloucestershire)  fm107.9 (Stroud)
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Brickhampton Court,
Cheltenham Road East, Churchdown, GL2 9QF

The Bristol Golf & CC,
St. Swithins Park, Blackhorse Hill, Almondsbury, Bristol
BS10 7TP

Bristol & Clifton,
Beggar Bush Lane, Failand, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3TH

Willersey Hill, Broadway, Worcs, WR12 7LG

Canons Court,
Bradley Green, Wooton-under-Edge, GL12, 7PN

Chipping Sodbury,
Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, BS17 6PU

Cheltenham Road, Bagendon, Cirencester, GL7 7BH

Cleeve Hill,
Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham,
GL52 3PW

Cotswold Edge,
Upper Rushmire, Wooton-under-Edge, GL12 7PT

Cotswold Hills,
Ullenwood, Cheltenham,
GL53 9QT

Dymock Grange,
The Old Grange, Leominster Road, Dymock, GL18 2AN

Golf Couse Lane, Bristol,
BS12 7QS

Fleming Park Golf Club,
Passfield Avenue, Eastleigh, Hants SO50 9NL

Forest Hills,
Mile End Road, Coleford,
GL16 7BY

Forest of Dean,
Lords Hill, Coleford, GL16 8BE

The Gloucestershire,
Tracy Park Estate, Bath Road, Wick, Bristol, BS30 5RN

Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS10 7QB

Hilton Puckrup Hall Hotel,
GL20 6EL
Puckrup, Tewkesbury,GREENFREE

The Kendleshire,
Henfield Road, Coalpit Heath, Bristol,

Fairway, West Town Lane, Brislington, Bristol, BS4 5DF

Lilley Brook,
Cirencester Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, GL53 8EG

Long Ashton,
Clarken Coombe, Long Ashton, Bristol, BS41 9DW

The Links off Lakeside Avenue, Lydney, GL15 5QA

Carsons Road, Mangotsfield, Bristol, BS17 3LW

Minchinhampton , Minchinhampton, Stroud, GL6 9BE

Naunton Downs,
Naunton, Cheltenham,
GL54 3AE

Coldharbour Lane, Newent GL18 1DJ

Painswick, Stroud, GL6 6TL

Ramada Gloucester,
Matson Lane, Robinswood Hill, Gloucester, GL4 9EA

Rodway Hill,
Newent Road, Highnam,

Sherdons Golf Centre,
GL20 7BP
Tredington, Tewkesbury,

Shirehampton Park,
Park Hill, Shirehampton, Bristol, BS11 0UL

Stinchcombe Hill,
Stinchcombe Hill, Dursley, GL11 6AQ

Tewkesbury Park Hotel,
Lincoln Green Lane, Tewkesbury, GL20 7DNGREENFREE

Bristol Road, Thornbury,
BS35 3XL

Woodlands G&CC,
Woodlands Lane, Almondsbury, Bristol,
BS32 4JZ

Woodspring G&CC,
Yanley Lane, Long Ashton, Bristol, BS41 9LR

Tetbury, GL8 8QG





Bear of Rodborough Hotel
Rodborough Common

1 under size lawn


Mrs. Rosemary Danby

Moor Court

Rodborough Common
Gloucestershire GL5 5DA
01453 872456

Cedar Park
Stoke Bishop
Bristol BS9 1DB
0117 940 1201 

3 lawns


Mrs.Margo Soakell
22 Benville Avenue
Coombe Dingle
BS9 4RX 
0117 968 4153 

National Trust property where rules

of modern croquet were codified.

Limited entry - booking needed



The Croquet Club

Chastleton House



GL56 0SU


Old Bath Road
Cheltenham GL53 7DF
01242 512650 

11 lawns


Mrs.Eileen Magee
01452 700353
St.Michael's Park

2 half lawns


Mr.John Pether
53 The Whiteway
01285 659093

Bath BA1 5TH


2 lawns, one 5/8 and one 3/4 size

NB Primarily golf croquet

Mrs. Jean Eburne
3 Nore Gardens
01275 848300

Kenford Park, Avening Close
Trendlewood Way

4 lawns

Mrs.Coral Harrison
39 Silver Street
BS48 2AA
01275 851029

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Cupid Centre Glocestershire
                                        Horse Riding Cantering
Barton End Stables
  Barton End
Nr Stroud
Tel :  01453 834915
Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre
Essex Place,
 Bourton on the Water,
Gloucestershire, GL54 2HL
01451 821101
Camp Riding Centre
Camp, Stroud,
Gloucestershire, GL6 7HJ

tel : 01285 821219

Phone: 07053581794
Coldcroft Farm Stable
Coldcroft Farm Glasshouse Lane,
Huntley, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL19 3HJ

tel : 01452 830472

Phone: 07053518885

Cotswold Trail Riding
Ongers Green Farm,
Upton Lane, Brookthorpe
Gloucestershire, GL4 0UT
tel : 01452 813344
Durham's Farm Riding School
Moreton in Marsh
GL56 0SZ
  Tel  : 01608 674867
Forest of Dean Equestrian Centre
  Shap House,
 Shaphouse Lane,
Yorkley, Lydney,
 Gloucestershire GL15 4TY
Tel: 01594 562219

Fox Hill
 Old Stow Road, Naunton
GL54 5RL

Tel : (01451) 850496
Foxcote House Livery Yard
Gloucestershire GL54 4LW
Tel      07867 920116
07721 527979
Greenhill Equitation
 Lower End,
Tel  +44 (0) 1285 644982
Hall Place Stables
 Noverton Farm
GL52 5DD
Tel. - 01242 241562
 Hartpury College
Hartpury College
tel:  07053517694

Hartpury Riding Centre
Bucklands Farm, Oridge Street,
Corse, Gloucestershire, GL19 3DA
Tel: 07977096726
Huntley School of Equitation
Woodend Farm, Huntley, Gloucestershire GL19 3HA
Tel :  01452 830440
Laughtons Farm Equestrian Centre
tel: 07053517694
 Littledean Riding Centre
tel:   07053525554
 Lintridge Farm Riding School
Lyntridge Farm,
Bromsberrow Heath, Ledbury, Gloucester,
Gloucestershire, GL19 3JU
Tel : 01531 650690

tel :07053586103
Lower Langley Riding School
Tel: 07053520908
  Mill Farm Riding Stables
Tel: 07053568066
Moat Farm Riding School
Moat Farm, Malleson Road, Gotherington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 9ET
tel : 01242 672055
tel : 07053595853
Moores Farm Equestrian Centre
 Moores Farm
Corse Lawn
GL19 4LY
Tel. - 01452 780284
Newnham Equestrian Centre
Big Hyde Farm, Hyde Lane, Newnham,
Gloucestershire GL14 1HQ
Tel: 01594 516513
Tel: 07053553437

Notgrove Estate Chasers Cross Country
 Notgrove Estate,
GL54 3BT
Tel : 07776 077271
Pauntley Cross Country
 Pauntley Court Farm
GL19 3JA
Tel. - 01531 820812
 Playmate Children’s Riding School
Hardwicke Mews, Elmstone Hardwicke, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 9TD
tel : 01242 680888
Tel: 07053528762

Poulton Chasers
 Poulton Fields Farm
Tel. - 01285 851388
Severnvale Equestrian Centre
Tidenham, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 7LL
Tel: 01291 623412
South Cerney Riding School
Tel : 01793 750151
Summerhouse Equitation & Education Centre
  Bath Road
Tel : 01452 720288 
The Talland School of Equitation
    Dairy Farm,
    Ampney Knowle
    GL7 5ED
Tel: +44 (0) 1285 740155
Tel: 07053598243

Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre
  Tumpy Green Lane, Cam, Dursley,
Gloucestershire GL11 5HZ
TEL: 01453 899002
MOBILE: 07799 610960
Ullenwood Court Riding Centre
Leckhampton, Cheltenham, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, GL53 9QR
Tel : 01242 575020
Phone: 07053505268
Upcote Cross Country Course
 Upcote Farm, Withington
Tel : (01242) 890250
Valender Eventing
The Cottage
Pasons Lane
Weston Sub Edge
GlosGL55 6QP
Tel: 01386 841414
Mob: 07766 217674
Washpool Equestrian Centre
Nr. Broadway,
WR12 7NE
+44 (0)1386   584777 
White Cat Stables
Tel: 07053520445

Woodlands Riding Stables & Livery Yard
Tel: 07053588389

Woodstanley Riding Stables
Glebe Farm
Wood - Stanway
GL54 5PG
 tel: 01386 584404 (between 8am and 6pm)

Range Farm D I Y Livery Yard
Range Farm, Upton Lane,
 Brookthorpe, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 0UT

tel : 01452 813722
R J & N Ferneyhough
Cross Farm, Colethrop,
Gloucestershire, GL10 3EW

tel : 01452 721405
D Mason
Oaklands Farm, Westbury On Severn, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, GL14 1NA
tel : 01452 760963
Woodend Farm, Huntley, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL19 3HA
tel : 01452 830440
Horns Farm Livery Yard
Horns Farm, Horns Rd, Stroud, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, GL6 7LF
01453 751695
Riding for the Disabled
Prestbury Park Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH
01242 584420
Hyde Riding Centre
Upper Hyde, Chalford, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 8JN
01453 882413
Sinnett & Son
Hall Pl, Pear Tree La, Cheltenham, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, GL52 5DD
01242 244322
Bownhill Equestrian Centre
Bownhill, Woodchester, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 5PW
01453 872144
Edgeworth Polo Club Ltd.
Edgeworth, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 7JF
01285 821550
S Taylor
Farm Foreman, Park Corner Farm, Cirencester, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, GL7 6LS
01285 760210
Aderro Dressage Horses Ltd.
Melksham Court, Stinchcombe, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 6AR
01453 545459

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