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.

​Well connected…

Thanks to excellent road, motorway and rail links, London is just two hours away and the cities of Birmingham and Bristol close by.

…But challenged

We are seen as an affluent and successful economy, which is generally true but it is not evenly shared. Some 44,000 people live in regions on the mean multi-deprivation score of 20 per cent nationally.

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

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