Attractions in Gloucestershire

There are plenty of places to see and visit in Gloucestershire. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Gloucestershire is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Gloucestershire

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    Bourton-on-the-Water

    Hiking Highlight

    Bourton-on-the-Water is a village in the county of Gloucestershire (County) in England in the scenic Cotswolds area. The small town lies in a flat valley and is characterized by the …

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    Pedal a bike away cafe

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Great bike shop and cafe. Super yummy food and good coffee. What more could you want? There is an outside cafe that serves pizza and coffee to go in the …

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    Kelly
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    3

    Belas Knap Long Barrow

    Hiking Highlight

    English heritage site. The way how the burial chambers were restored certainly does not resemble the original but you get a good idea what the place may once have looked like.

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    Dover's Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Dover's Hill is a 754 feet (230 metres) hill in the Cotswolds area of central England. The hill is 1 mile (1.6 km) north-west of Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire.Dover's Hill …

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    The Black Shed at Patch Bridge

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A cosy pub on the banks of the Gloucester - Sharpness Canal. You can relax next to the water enjoying a coffee, slice of cake, or delicious pub meal. The …

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    Gloucester Docks

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Gloucester Docks would once have been a bustling hub for transporting goods to and from Gloucester along the River Severn. Today, the Victorian warehouses have been transformed into restaurants, …

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    Amy
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    Forest of Dean Family Cycle Trail

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A quite stunning trail for all abilities and contraptions. The trail is excellently maintained, with lots of little off-cuts for skills testing. Perfect for little ones to have a protected, …

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    Stu
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    Veloton Tetbury

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Cafe for cyclists. Not usually open Monday. Also a bike shop.

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    Richard
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    Devil's Chimney

    Hiking Highlight

    The Devil’s Chimney is an unusual limestone rock formation above a disused quarry in Leckhampton. How its peculiar crooked and twisted shape was formed remains a mystery. Some say it …

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    Dan
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    Lower Slaugher

    Hiking Highlight

    Agree with Hans, that this place has a unique charm, but is definately very much a tourist trap nowadays.

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    Tom
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    Devil's Pulpit

    Hiking Highlight

    From Devil’s Pulpit you are afforded a fantastic view over the ruins of Tintern Abbey, a gothic masterpiece founded in 1131 by Cistercian monks. According to legend, the Devil preached …

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    Dan
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    Cleeve hill

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Great climb and even better descent along the ridge line - stunning view out across the Mavern hills all the way.

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    Gaby
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    The Old Severn Bridge

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Cycle across the Severn into Wales (or England)

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    River Eye

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The river flows through the centre of Lower Slaughter, and the old water wheel is still there to be seen. Can be very busy along the pathways, try to get in early to avoid the congestion of tourists.

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    Tom
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    Stanton

    Hiking Highlight

    Stanton is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt villages in the Cotswolds. Most of the houses you see today were built 400 years ago—the village church dates to the …

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    Dan
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    Chipping Campden

    Hiking Highlight

    Chipping Campden is one of the prettiest towns in the Cotswolds. The old wool merchants town has impressive architecture, some of which dates to medieval times, and boasts a reputation …

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    Dan
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    Winchcombe

    Hiking Highlight

    The ancient Anglo Saxon town of Winchcombe is situated between Broadway and Cheltenham. In the early 17th century, the Winchcombe area was renowned for growing tobacco and was banned from …

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    Dan
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    Lavender Fields Moreton Marsh

    Bike Touring Highlight

    There are multiple ways to approach this spot. Maybe the funnest is up from Broadway on the climb to Snowshill which is about 8% for a couple of kms. A …

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    Cooper's Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Every May, on the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, thousands of people gather on Cooper’s Hill to witness one of the most bizarre annual traditions England has to offer: cheese rolling. …

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    Dan
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    Cannop Ponds picnic area

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Take a rest at the lovely Cannop Ponds rest area. Beautiful pond, picnic tables and a coffee hut, enjoy and relax.

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    Stu

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