An introduction to the area of Gloucestershire

There is so much to discover and enjoy here in Gloucestershire, from the great outdoors to arts and culture, sports and socialising, to fine foods and great shopping.

As well as being the gateway to the South West, we are well connected to the rest of the country and within easy travelling distance of Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol and London.

Whatever you are looking for, you are sure to find it here in Gloucestershire.

Over half of Gloucestershire’s 1025 square miles has been designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including parts of the Cotswolds, the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean.

When you venture out into the countryside you will find no end of beautiful villages, picturesque hamlets and tranquil countryside.

Page updated: 20/10/2020 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council / Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service

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