Rack Isle was where the wool was hung to dry on wooden timber frames after being degreased at Arlington Mill. Today this water meadow and marshy area is an important habitat for water-loving plants and birds and is also a National Trust Wildfowl Reserve.
Chedworth Roman Villa, one of the largest and best preserved villas in Britain, was built in phases from the early 2nd century to the 4th century. The 4th century construction transformed the building into an elite dwelling arranged around three sides of a courtyard.
Bibury is claimed to be one of the most beautiful villages in England near “The Capital of the Cotswolds” Cirencester. The village known for its honey-coloured 17th century stone cottages with steeply pitched roofs stands on both banks of the River Coln.
Miserden and its pub the Carpenters Arms were used as a film set for the new production of Lauree Lee’s “A Cider with Rosie” which was shown on the BBC in September 2015.
Old Sodbury is a small village in the valley of the River Frome and lies on an old coaching route. The 11th century St John the Baptist Church was built between 1200 and 1225 at the north end of Old Sodbury on the hill with magnificent views over the Vale of Sodbury.
The Laurie Lee Wildlife Way wanders through one of England’s most beautiful valleys linking four Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust nature reserves. The Slad Valley, immortalised in the works of famous local author Laurie Lee, is dotted with ten posts inscribed with his poetry.
Stow-on-the-Wold is a small market town situated on top of an 800 ft hill at the convergence of a number of major roads and was founded as a planned market place by Norman lords. Maugersbury was probably the primary settlement before Stow was built to take advantage of passing trade on the busy crossroads.
Broadway Tower at 20 metres (65 feet) tall stands on ground at 312 metres (1024 feet). It is the highest little castle in the Cotswolds and the second highest point on the Cotswold Ridge.
Moreton-in-Marsh is one of the largest market towns in the North Cotswolds. The town has a wide main street with some wonderful 18th century inns and houses in characteristic Cotswold Stone including the prominent Redesdale Hall…
The Cotswolds are a range of hills covering an area of 25 miles across and 90 miles long and lie mainly within the counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire but extend into parts of Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.
The Mousetrap Inn to the Slaughters and the River Windrush Mobile friendly version Bourton-on-the-Water is a large and very pretty village in the Cotswolds of Gloucestershire, attracting many visitors and day trippers, and known as the Venice of the Cotswolds …
Slimbridge is a small village in Gloucester with the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal running through it. The road through the village has a bridge called Patch Bridge and this bridge is the only route to access the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.
Gloucester in Gloucestershire is a lovely historic city with some of the best examples of historic buildings in England. There are many museums such as the Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery, Gloucester Folk Museum, Soldiers of Gloucester Museum, Nature in Art Museum and the Waterways Museum.