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Gloucestershire is a county in South West England. The county comprises part of the Cotswold Hills, part of the valley of the River Severn, and the entire Forest of Dean.

The county seat is Gloucester and other principal towns include Cheltenham, Stroud, Cirencester, and Tewkesbury.

Cities, towns and villages

Map of Gloucestershire


  • Gloucester - cathedral city and county town of Gloucestershire



  • Berkeley - village, home to Berkeley Castle, a magnificent medieval fortress and scene of the gruesome murder of King Edward II in 1327
  • 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. Still features some interesting, independent shops.

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