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Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Gloucestershire

Enjoy the history and other features of Gloucestershire. This city's local tours, restaurants and sightseeing attract many visitors, as does its welcoming and walkable location. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Gloucestershire

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Gloucestershire a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Cirencester Golf Club (8.7 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Cotswold Country Park and Beach (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Cotswold Farm Park (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
  • The Model Village (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Gloucestershire

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Gloucestershire is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rococo Gardens (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Imperial Gardens (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Pittville Park (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Haresfield Beacon (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Minchinhampton Common (8.7 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Gloucestershire

The nearest airport is in Oxford (OXF), located 34.9 mi (56.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.), which is 39.2 mi (63.2 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Cheltenham Spa Station, Gloucester Station and Stroud Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay near Gloucestershire?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,811 holiday rentals near Gloucestershire. From 1,429 Cottages to 1,429 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Gloucestershire is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Gloucestershire?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gloucestershire. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Cheltenham: 401 holiday rentals
  • The Cotswolds: 3,646 holiday rentals
  • Naunton: 792 holiday rentals
  • Somerford Keynes: 453 holiday rentals
  • Bourton-on-the-Water: 629 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Gloucestershire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Gloucestershire?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Gloucestershire with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Cheltenham: 401 holiday homes
  • Naunton: 792 holiday homes
  • Somerford Keynes: 453 holiday homes
  • Bourton-on-the-Water: 629 holiday homes
  • Coln St. Aldwyns: 508 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Gloucestershire?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Gloucestershire are:

  • Cheltenham (CHW-Royal Well Bus Station): 1,670 holiday houses
  • Gloucestershire Airport (GLO): 1,542 holiday houses
  • Brize Norton Airport (BZZ): 1,498 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Gloucestershire?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Gloucestershire. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum: 1,287 holiday rentals
  • Dover's Hill: 1,413 holiday rentals
  • Sudeley Castle: 1,500 holiday rentals
  • Cheltenham Spa Station: 1,655 holiday rentals
  • Keith Harding's World of Mechanical Music: 1,716 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gloucestershire listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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