holiday rentals Gloucester, England
Stay in a Holiday Cottage in the Cathedral City of Gloucester
Gloucester is an attractive old City in South-West England and sits between the Welsh border and other Worcester. Gloucester is a great choice of destination for your stay in South West England as it provides ample opportunities for day trips, walking and cycling, providing something for people of all ages and groups of any size. Renting a Holiday Cottage is affordable and provides you with a peaceful retreat to spend your evenings after a long day of walking and sightseeing in the area.
Bourton on Water is one of the most lovely towns in the Cotswolds. The town is dotted with lovely small cottages typical of the area and holds a Farmers’ Market on the final Sunday of every month where you can find local crafts and meats from the pastures of the area along with Game for sale too. The Model Village is worth visiting as is the Birdland Park and Gardens, which are the only collection to hold King Penguins in the UK. They also have a variety of native species and other exotic birds with tailormade habitats so that they feel right at home.
Explore the Forest of Dean
The Forest of Dean is an ancient forest covering 42.5 square miles and is a great area to explore and do some walking. Take time to visit Puzzlewood, an attraction featuring narrow passes through rocks in the middle of dense forests, the consequence of open mining in the area. You can really get a sense of how the forest may have felt thousands of years ago. The tradition of “Free Mining” which was granted to anyone who was born in the boundaries of the Forest of Dean and had worked underground for exactly a year and a day! One such mine where hopefuls could prove themselves was the Clearwell Caves, that you can visit to gain a sense of what live in the Cotswolds mining community was like.
Visit Worcester, another nearby Cathedral city which holds the remains of King John and Prince Arthur. The famous Tudor House Museum in the city centre displays a mixture of items and exhibits from different periods and Worcester Guildhall is a stunning building which used to be the principal court for the area. If you have a car, Wales is also under an hour away as well as Bristol, making for easy trips to other cities and towns! Gloucester is a fantastic area to rent a Holiday Cottage in and will provide something for almost anyone, regardless of where your interests lie.