Gloucestershire - magic landscapes

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Gloucestershire can be divided into three regions: the major part of the Cotswold, the Royal Forest of Dean and the Severn Vale. The Cotswold hills create together with the vales and the river Avon a landscape of natural beauty and a special magic, which has already inspired famous artists like J.R.R Tolkien and J.K. Rowling. Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire are known for their cities and the houses of a warm, honey-coloured limestone. Until today, many noble mansions can be found in this district, as a consequence of the richness from sheep wool in old times. 

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Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire Hotels

This amazing and magic landscape hides a special gem. The team of secretplaces found a traditional, British Inn in Gloucestershire for a very special experience. To have a look at this hotel, click on the right side on the map or the list of hotels. Soon, we will add more options, which will include luxury accommodations, boutique hotels, family hotels or romantic apartments. So, please come back soon, to see our new options and we will be happy to help you find your dream destination, no matter the budget or the wishes.

Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire - What to do and see

The Gloucestershire - Warwickshire steam railway line is a perfect day out for families whilst taking in the stunning surroundings. Gloucester is the cathedral city of the Cotswolds; a city with its roots dating back to the Roman times and therefore boasting over 2,000 years of incredible history. The famous Gloucester docks and Quays area is packed with waterfront cafes, bars and museums. For the ultimate shopping experience, Gloucester shopping outlet is the place to visit. 

Oxfordshire is home to the collegiate city of Oxford, where you can visit the Harry Potter filming scenes and feel as if you're strolling through Hogwarts. The Ashmolean Museum has also opened its secret archives of historical mysteries to the public. Apart from the university, there are options to visit the Oxford Botanic Gardens, William Morris' original workshop, and the original Alice in Wonderland shop.

Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire - Gastronomy

The Cotswolds provide everything from Michelin star restaurants to stylish gastropubs as well as traditional country pubs brimming with character and providing the best place to eat some classic British food accompanied with a real ale. 

Cheese lovers will be well aware of the incredible Double and single Gloucester cheese. The Coopers Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake festival, which has become world-famous with participant from all reaches of the globe, attracts large crowds each year to witness contests running down a steep hill in Gloucestershire chasing a 4kg round Double Gloucester cheese. 


 

Travel inspirations, itineraries and best places to stay

A handpicked selection of elegant and luxurious accommodations. From five-star hotels to beautifully decorated guesthouses in unique surroundings ….
Child friendly hotels and self-catering holiday homes great for children and parents alike. Let your kids enjoy nature and local traditions in the company of others with lots of unique things to do …
Traditional dishes prepared with fresh local produce, lovingly prepared comfort food in a rustic setting or fine dining in an elegant environment, everyone has his preferences …
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