Gloucestershire Travel Guide

  • Crescent Terrace, Cheltenham
    Crescent Terrace, Cheltenham
    by Andrew_W_K
  • The Promenade, Cheltenham
    The Promenade, Cheltenham
    by Andrew_W_K
  • Gloucester
    by Hanau93

Gloucestershire Highlights

  • Pro
    toonsarah profile photo

    toonsarah says…

     Beautiful countryside, picturesque villages 

  • Con
    monpic profile photo

    monpic says…

     always a problem where to eat !!! 

  • In a nutshell
    toonsarah profile photo

    toonsarah says…

     Quintessentially English 

Map of Gloucestershire
CLICK FOR INTERACTIVE MAP

Cheltenham

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Gloucestershire/Cheltenham-315437/TravelGuide-Cheltenham.html

111,244,77

Bourton on the Water

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Gloucestershire/Bourton_on_the_Water-316597/TravelGuide-Bourton_on_the_Water.html

64,196,12

Gloucester

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Gloucestershire/Gloucester-312425/TravelGuide-Gloucester.html

78,246,40

Cirencester

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Gloucestershire/Cirencester-315244/TravelGuide-Cirencester.html

36,110,18

Tewkesbury

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Gloucestershire/Tewkesbury-304356/TravelGuide-Tewkesbury.html

27,105,11

Moreton in the Marsh

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Gloucestershire/Moreton_in_the_Marsh-308260/TravelGuide-Moreton_in_the_Marsh.html

27,46,8

Chipping Campden

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Gloucestershire/Chipping_Campden-315340/TravelGuide-Chipping_Campden.html

53,133,10

Broadway

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Gloucestershire/Broadway-316287/TravelGuide-Broadway.html

93,148,21

Stow on the Wold

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Gloucestershire/Stow_on_the_Wold-304772/TravelGuide-Stow_on_the_Wold.html

10,41,19

Lechlade

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Gloucestershire/Lechlade-309958/TravelGuide-Lechlade.html

6,17,1

Birdlip

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Gloucestershire/Birdlip-316928/TravelGuide-Birdlip.html

7,31,1

Winchcombe

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Gloucestershire/Winchcombe-302844/TravelGuide-Winchcombe.html

16,48,1

Fairford

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Gloucestershire/Fairford-313190/TravelGuide-Fairford.html

3,68,1

Chipping Sodbury

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Gloucestershire/Chipping_Sodbury-315337/TravelGuide-Chipping_Sodbury.html

7,14,0

Snowshill

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Gloucestershire/Snowshill-305329/TravelGuide-Snowshill.html

6,32,0

Hook Norton

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Gloucestershire/Hook_Norton-311220/TravelGuide-Hook_Norton.html

6,11,0

Mickleton

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Gloucestershire/Mickleton-308530/TravelGuide-Mickleton.html

3,21,0

Kempley

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Gloucestershire/Kempley-310699/TravelGuide-Kempley.html

0,3,0

Great Badminton

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Gloucestershire/Great_Badminton-312271/TravelGuide-Great_Badminton.html

1,5,1

Deerhurst

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Gloucestershire/Deerhurst-314240/TravelGuide-Deerhurst.html

2,23,0

Bredon

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Gloucestershire/Bredon-316406/TravelGuide-Bredon.html

2,1,0

Blockley

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Gloucestershire/Blockley-316770/TravelGuide-Blockley.html

1,0,1

Cheltenham

See all 111 Cheltenham Tips
  • Stop at the Station

    Cheltenham Transportation

    Only being 20 minutes walk from the town centre or a 5 minute bus journey , Cheltenham Spa Railway Station is ideally located.It has two platforms, both of which can be accessed using ramps or stairs (good for those with luggage) with main line services running to Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Plymouth. There is a ticket office and...

    more
  • Lord of the Manor Hotel

    Cheltenham Hotels

    Went on Sunday. The grounds are magnificent. The hotel tired and decorated in a terrible passe bad...

    more
  • Awful!!

    Cheltenham Restaurants

    Just awful. I had high expectations, several people had told me it was lovely and brilliant food! It looks good and smells good. But we were taking to a table and just left there, we had no knife or fork, we wasn't told whether we just go straight up and get our food or to wait, we were not asked by the waitress if we'd like a drink. TERRIBLE...

    more

Bourton on the Water

  • LUNCH TIME!

    Bourton on the Water Things to Do

    Lunch time came, and a decision had to be made where to eat!For people who bring their own lunch, there was plenty of nice lawn beside the Windrush River, and people were picnicing.For us, we had to find somewhere to buy, really this wasn't hard as there was a great choice of Restaurant's and Cafes. Overlooking the river is where we found a lovely...

    more
  • Chester House Hotel

    Bourton on the Water Hotels

    Victoria Street, Bourton-on-the-Water, GL54 2BU, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Walking Round

    Bourton on the Water Things to Do

    When you have your guide and or Town Trail from the Tourist Information have a good walk round and look at the buildings, there are some really lovely ones, not to mention the River Windrush which is an artists dream!

    more

Gloucester

See all 78 Gloucester Tips
  • Explore the Docks!

    Gloucester Things to Do

    Just like in Liverpool, Gloucester had its run-down and disused docks refurbished and converted to a sought-after residential area from the 1980s on. The result is a wonderful inner-city space of old red-brick buildings surrounded by the basins of the docks in which some ships are at anchor. A few cafes and shops add to the atmosphere, as do the...

    more
  • Holiday Inn Gloucester Cheltenham

    Gloucester Hotels

    I worked here for nearly a year and would never stay here. I don't think it represents the Holiday...

    more
  • A nice cafe in an unbeatable location

    Gloucester Restaurants

    After we had visited the cathedral we stopped in The Comfy Pew for some cream tea. It was a wonderful sunny day and we could actually sit outside and profit from the cafe's perfect location in a side street of the cathedral. The inside, though, is worth a visit too. Old wood panels and a slightly gloomy atmosphere - exactly as such a place should...

    more

Cirencester

See all 36 Cirencester Tips
  • The Village Pub - Gastropub in the...

    Cirencester Restaurants

    The Village Pub is located in a tiny village on the outskirts of Cirencester. There is nothing much there except for the popular pub, made famous for being Liz Hurley's local. We visited there Sunday for lunch.As we arrived without a booking, we had to wait for around 40 minutes for a table. While waiting, we relaxed out in the beer garden with a...

    more
  • Jarvis Fleece Hotel

    Cirencester Hotels

    A pretty standard hotel in a good location in the town centre. The public areas are mostly good, but...

    more
  • Very good pub

    Cirencester Restaurants

    The Black Horse is a very old (15th century), very traditional English pub. There are wooden seats, and low lights, various fruit machines (inevitable these days, I'm afraid), a good range of basic pub food at reasonable prices and.......most importantly..good draught real ale.It also has 3 en-suite rooms.....(but there is no parking.)I only...

    more

Tewkesbury

See all 27 Tewkesbury Tips
  • Very nice food...

    Tewkesbury Restaurants

    The Great Wall Chinese restaurant was a very good choice indeed. Comfy, cosy surroundings and great service in this family run establishment. We ordered a set menu which included a great selection of starters & main courses on the menu. It was all delicious and to add a nice touch we were given a bowl of fruit salad to end the meal, oh and quality...

    more
  • Puckrup Hall Hotel

    Tewkesbury Hotels

    Puckrup, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Look out for the Alleyways

    Tewkesbury Things to Do

    The Alleyways in Tewkesbury began to appear in the 17th Century. They were created due to a increased demand in housing. They were built at right angles to the street and as the original plots were very narrow, the lack of floor space was compensated for in height. The alleyways acted as drains and rubbish dumps and were the only source of air for...

    more

Moreton in the Marsh

Chipping Campden

  • THATCHED ROOF ORNAMENT'S

    Chipping Campden Things to Do

    Another Cotswold Village, and more thatched roof Cottages.I wandered around, enjoying these beautiful home's, and then I noticed these were a little different.Located on top of the roof on several home's, were thatched Bird's!I wondered what the purpose was, just for show or to keep Bird's away or something else?The answer was....The ornament “it...

    more
  • Charingworth Manor

    Chipping Campden Hotels

    During a recent trip to the Cotswolds, I stayed briefly in Chipping Campden. Having seen much of the...

    more
  • Good Pub Grub

    Chipping Campden Restaurants

    For the life of me I can't remeber the name of the pub, but it is on High St. and/or Park Rd and it has a large sign with a red coated soldier on it. I think it's The Volunteer Inn, but not sure.Otherwise a typical pub, friendly waitperson, reasonable prices. And of course, chips!!! The reason I mention it is I had one of the best lamb dishes ever...

    more

Broadway

See all 93 Broadway Tips
  • ICE-CREAM LADY

    Broadway Things to Do

    Feel like an ice-cream?Well, in Broadway, there isn't any need to go into a shop to buy an ice-cream, as there is an Ice-cream Lady.The Lady looked lovely, dressed in a pink and white striped outfit and wearing a Boater hat. Her Trolley was painted to match, very smart!She wheeled her lovely trolley along the street, stopped, and soon was doing...

    more
  • Dormy House Hotel

    Broadway Hotels

    Willersey Hill, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7LF, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • BROADWAY and the VILLAGE GREEN

    Broadway Things to Do

    Do you ever wonder how Town's inherit their name's?I do!Broadway is is named after it's wide main street, which is one of the longest high streets in England. This 'Broad Way', culminates in the village green, and area of lawn and seatingThe "Broadway" is lined with a mix of Tudor, Stuart and Georgian buildings, built in the picturesque...

    more

Stow on the Wold

  • Great food, great prices

    Stow on the Wold Restaurants

    The Unicorn Hotel is a 17th Century building that was originally a coaching inn. We had our food in the bar complete with original flagstones, exposed oak beams and an inglenook fireplace, although there is a restaurant for evening meals. The food was home produced and fresh and very good. We wandered upon this place by accident after deciding the...

    more
  • Stow Lodge Hotel

    Stow on the Wold Hotels

    The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, GL54 1AB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • The number one tearooms in town

    Stow on the Wold Restaurants

    We only found The Old Bakery Tearooms by chance, as they are down an alleyway in a small arcade. The service was friendly, the food was well presented and the toilet was clean. We decided to try a ploughman's lunch, which was freshly made up and the roll was hot and crisp. The dressing that went with it was delicious and we both agreed that this...

    more

Lechlade

See all 6 Lechlade Tips
  • Walk by the River Thames

    Lechlade Things to Do

    When you visit Lechlade, park you car in the Riverside Park car park, (free) it is on grass, and plenty of space for a picnic, and children to kick a ball around. Then go for a nice walk along the banks of the River Thames. Maybe too you would like to walk into the town of Lechlade, it is no distance from where you park the car. Go over Tadpole...

    more
  • The Plough at Kelmscott

    Lechlade Hotels

    Kelmscott, Lechlade, GL7 3HG, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Cut Price Cutlery

    Lechlade Shopping

    The shop is nothing special, just your usual run of the mill conveniance store, a minature version of the larger supermarkets.We were camping at RAF Fairford, had all the gear except the cutlery so off we went to the nearest village to find some. Luckily we did so were able to eat that night. There were various sets but I settled on a nice plastic...

    more

Birdlip

See all 7 Birdlip Tips
  • The village of Birdlip

    Birdlip Favorites

    Well, as with any really beautiful place anywhere in England, all the houses around here are big, posh, and very expensive.Birdlip was actually made famous because of the excavations, from old burial sites nearby, of of Iron age jewellery. In 1879, a workman, who was digging stone out of an old quarry, found three skeletons in a stone lined tomb....

    more
  • Royal George Hotel Birdlip

    Birdlip Hotels

    Spent two nights in this 18th century hotel which is situated in the small village of Birdlip some 8...

    more
  • Just take in the scenery

    Birdlip Things to Do

    Chris and I had driven past Crickley Hill Country Park quite a few times in the last few years, the first time was quite by accident though. We had been driving back through the countryside from a trip to Bath in Somerset, we had taken the M5 and then onto Birdlip. The roadside had said, 'The scenic view', however, we didn't really explore it at...

    more

Winchcombe

See all 16 Winchcombe Tips
  • Take the GWSR!

    Winchcombe Off The Beaten Path

    Gloucestershire/Warwickshire Steam RailwayAddressThe Railway StationToddington, Gloucestershire, GL54 5DTA working steam railway from Toddington or Winchcombe stations giving a roundtrip of 13 miles, passes through 693 yard tunnel to run around loop just beyond Gotherington Station. Views across Severn Vale and Vale of Evesham from beneath Cotswold...

    more
  • Dunbar's Cotswold Cottage

    Winchcombe Hotels

    Dunbar Cottage, Winchcombe, England GL54

  • Visit Sudeley Castle

    Winchcombe Things to Do

    Sudeley Castel is open to the public. The grounds are lovely to walk around in and there are many things to see such as a chapel, water features, out buildings, formal garden areas, and ruins. There is also a nice gift shop and a little cafe. Portions of the interior are open for visits and there are exhibits on display. One that was there when I...

    more

Fairford

See all 3 Fairford Tips
  • Pickpockets

    Fairford Warnings and Dangers

    As with most places where there are large crowds pick pockets are prevelant at RIAT so make sure all your belongings are secure.While we were there on the Sunday there was an announcement that anybody who gave money to a certain charity should contact the Police. I presume that they were not a bona-fida charity.

    more
  • The Bull Hotel

    Fairford Hotels

    Market Place, The Chanting House, Fairford, Glouce

  • Royal International Air Tattoo

    Fairford Things to Do

    Every year 100`s of aircraft and thousands of people from around the world flock to the small Gloucestershire village of Fairford for the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at the American run RAF Fairford. Aircraft and aircrew fly in from around the globe to take part in this extravaganza of both flying and static displays.This years airshow...

    more

Chipping Sodbury

  • The Sodbury Mop!

    Chipping Sodbury Local Customs

    Twice a year (March and September) , Chipping Sodbury High Street hosts the "Mop" fair - I understand this dates back to the old hiring fairs for farm workers, but nowadays its basically a 2 day funfair. Recommended only for those who like fairground rides and candyfloss !!! The fair is now set up along the length of Broad Street and along Wickwar...

    more
  • If you like Indian cuisine...

    Chipping Sodbury Restaurants

    There are no less than three Indian Restaurants in Sodbury's high street, but my favourite is The Sultan, situated in Horse St in the house that Edward Jenner (smallpox vaccine) lived and worked in the nineteenth century. It's a big, creaky old house and the place has been sympathetically decorated in tune with the old village's image. You'll see...

    more
  • Walk and wonder!!

    Chipping Sodbury Off The Beaten Path

    The countryside around Sodbury is beautiful, this picture is of the "Owl House", a millenium structure built to encourage barn owls and swallows.....it is on the hill just behind Horton School, about an hour's walk from Sodbury. 2 minutes from here is Horton Camp - an Iron Age fort.

    more

Snowshill

See all 6 Snowshill Tips
  • Great views from Terrace

    Snowshill Restaurants

    Like most National Trust properties in the UK, they provide a 'Tearoom' where you can sample a typical English Tea (with cake, scones, jam and fresh cream) as well as freshly prepared sandwiches and sometimes hot meals. This particular Tearoom had all that.We just had sandwiches and tea and these were very enjoyable at around 9 Pounds Sterling for...

    more
  • The Only Pub In Snowshill

    Snowshill Restaurants

    It is the only pub in town. Drive up, parking in back. Go inside and find a place to sit or stand. Order at the bar and enjoy. Fireplace is stoked, the locals are friendly and they'll even help you play the local pokey if you so desire. Can't remember exactly what we had, but it is typical pub faire, and of course comes with chips.

    more
  • Littleworth Wood

    Snowshill Off The Beaten Path

    Littleworth Wood is part of the National Trust land surrounding Snowshill village and we walked through it on our circular hike from Laverton to Snowshill Manor.

    more

Top Gloucestershire Hotels

Cheltenham Hotels
111 Reviews - 244 Photos
Gloucester Hotels
78 Reviews - 246 Photos
Tewkesbury Hotels
27 Reviews - 105 Photos
Broadway Hotels
93 Reviews - 148 Photos
Bishops Cleeve Hotels
See nearby hotels
Stow on the Wold Hotels
10 Reviews - 41 Photos
Cirencester Hotels
36 Reviews - 110 Photos
Chipping Campden Hotels
53 Reviews - 133 Photos
Moreton in the Marsh Hotels
27 Reviews - 46 Photos
Bourton on the Water Hotels
64 Reviews - 196 Photos
Birdlip Hotels
7 Reviews - 31 Photos
Winchcombe Hotels
16 Reviews - 48 Photos
Stroud Hotels
2 Reviews - 9 Photos
Mickleton Hotels
3 Reviews - 21 Photos
Lechlade Hotels
6 Reviews - 17 Photos

Instant Answers: Gloucestershire

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

82 travelers online now

Comments

Gloucestershire

Plan a Gloucestershire vacation with reviews, tips and photos posted by real travelers and Gloucestershire locals