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  • Cathedral Gargoyles
    Cathedral Gargoyles
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  • History of Gloucestershire

    Gloucestershire was originally inhabited by the ancestors of the Welsh and other British Celtic tribes throughout the Iron Age and Roman periods. The Anglo Saxon conquest of the Severn valley began in 577 AD. In 628 the west Saxons were defeated by the Mercians and it is thought that this was when the Kingdom of Hwicce was created. The Kingdom...

  • Useful websites

    Because the Cotswolds straddle several counties it can be hard to know where to go for information, but there are several good websites on the region. Interestingly, more than one of these claims to be the “official” website of the Cotswolds, but that aside, all have their useful – written in English and Japanese, with...

  • History of the area: the wool trade and...

    Historically, the Cotswold Hills were a rich area, their wealth built on the wool trade. In medieval times the native sheep, the “Cotswold Lions”, were famous throughout Europe for their heavy golden fleeces and the superior quality of their wool. The abbeys and monasteries raised huge flocks of these sheep, and an active trade developed. At that...


    Great canal boat museum and advertising museum. Go before you go though, the toilets don't open till ten o'clock.

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Gloucestershire Hotels

Top Gloucestershire Hotels

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