There are so many beautiful places to visit, but here are a few suggestions to get you started:-
Christmas Cottage is situated on Gumstool Hill famous for the Woolsack races. Behind the cottage is Chipping steps a cobbled lane of weavers cottages. Christmas Cottage is a five minute walk from this historic market town which is well known for its numerous antique shops and its close proximity to Prince Charles residence Highgrove. The town offers a variety of specialist shops, including the Highgrove Royal estate gift shop, together with bistros, cafes, pubs and restaurants which offer a good choice of food and drink. In the opposite direction from the front door, a five minute walk, is the The Royal Oak a 1780’s Inn.
Tetbury is such a special place and is known as a "architectural gem" with many of the houses still looking as they did 300 years ago.
Our picture shows the 17th-Century Market House.
Westonbirt - The National Arboretum
Four miles south is Westonbirt Arboretum home to one of the nations finest collections of trees, 15000 of them including Redwoods and rare Acers. There is a 40 foot high tree top walkway plus 17 miles of footpaths, a perfect way to relax.
A beautiful picnic spot on the Cotswold Way. At 800 feet the views over the River Severn and distant Brecon Beacons can be spectacular. Also a good spot for sunsets.
Best known as the home of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust's Slimbridge Reserve, which was started by Sir Peter Scott. A nature reserve for birdwatchers but also for other wildlife.
International horse trial three day event in early May at the Badminton Estate.
Woodchester Mansion is a Grade I listed Victorian Gothic house hidden in a beautiful valley. It is an unfinished building. On open days its well worth taking a guided tour, particularly if you are interested in construction, architecture, carvings or bats.
The grounds and valley can be freely explored.