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Gloucestershire is a county in South West of England. The county comprises part of the Cotswolds hills, part of the valley of the River Severn (known as the Severn Vale), and the entire Forest of Dean.

The county town is the cathedral city of Gloucester.

Gloucestershire borders Herefordshire to the north west, Worcestershire to the north, Warwickshire to the north east, Oxfordshire to the east, Wiltshire to the south, Bristol and Somerset to the south west, and the Welsh county of Monmouthshire to the west


Map of Gloucestershire



  • Arlingham - lies in the "Horseshoe Bend" of the River Severn, looking across the river to Newnham on Severn and the Forest of Dean. Its stunning scenery and unique location on the Severn Way, makes it popular with walkers and cyclists alike. There are a number of published walks and rides for area. The Old Passage at the end of Passage way is one of the best places to view the Severn Bore.[1]
  • Lower Slaughter - A quintessential English village nestled in the Cotswolds. The dour name refers to the wetlands and the River Eye which flows through the village. From here, you can walk to Upper Slaughter, a similarly beautiful village, in a matter of minutes.
  • Bourton-on-the-Water - A large Cotswold village known for its picturesque beauty that still features some interesting, independent shops.
  • Uley a lovely village nestled in a wooded valley of the Cotswold Escarpment, the area has several ancient longbarrows and burial mounds.

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  • Thornbury [2] - Has a mediaeval castle[3], with a luxury hotel anD restaurant and a popular high street
  • Severn Bore - [4] One of the great natural events in the UK. The Severn Bore is a large tidal surge moving upstream. The wave is often ridden by surfers and people in kayaks. Check the website for dates and times. One of the best places to view this, is at *Arlingham. in the horseshoe loop of the River Severn.



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