Abbey Grounds

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Outdoor - Abbey Grounds

Cirencester

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This beautiful area is situated behind the parish church and was the site of St Mary's Abbey (1176-1539) until the Abbey was demolished. The outline of the Abbey is marked out with paving stones. The Abbey Grounds is surrounded by mature trees and is a peaceful, pleasant place to have a picnic, walk or play. There is a lake and bandstand.

Abbey Grounds - Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Adventure Tower & Ropes

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Action & Adventure - Adventure Tower & Ropes

Coleford

The climbing tower is an exciting way to let off steam. Pay and play. The ropes course is a supervised tree top adventure, which has to be booked.

Adventure Tower & Ropes - Coleford, Gloucestershire

All Things Wild Nature Centre

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Farm Parks, Zoos - All Things Wild Nature Centre

Evesham

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A family-friendly, all weather attraction, offering fun and education at an affordable price, where the whole family can take part in a range of activities including egg collecting, bug hunting, pedal go karts, trails and with lots of animals to see and handle there is plenty to keep everybody happy. Don't let rainy or cold days stop you paying us a visit. Our indoor soft play areas and pedal tractors will entertain your little ones for hours. Birthday parties with animal handling, songs and games and buffet party food.

All Things Wild Nature Centre - Evesham, Gloucestershire

Arlington Row

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Historic - Arlington Row

Bibury

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The picturesque cottages at Arlington Row date from 1380 when they were used as a monastic wool store. They were converted into weaver's cottages in the 17th century. The weavers supplied cloth for the nearby Arlington Mill. The cottages are not open to the public. Probably one of the best known and most photographed places in the Cotswolds.

Arlington Row - Bibury, Gloucestershire

Ashmolean Museum Broadway

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Art Galleries - Ashmolean Museum Broadway

Broadway

Based in the 17th century Tudor House building, the Museum exhibits are displayed across three floors, dating from the 17th to 21st centuries. There are local objects such as Sheldon tapestries, Worcester porcelain, William Morris tiles and Winchcombe Pottery. The top floor includes a dedicated gallery for temporary exhibitions, providing local artists with the opportunity to display their work. Tudor House is a fantastic Grade II * property on the main Broadway Village High Street. The displays have been curated and designed by the staff of the Ashmolean Museum.

Ashmolean Museum Broadway - Broadway, Gloucestershire

Ballooning in the Cotswolds

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Action & Adventure - Ballooning in the Cotswolds

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Drift slowly with the wind over the beauty of the Cotswold landscape and enjoy the unique combination of exhilaration and serenity that you will discover aboard a hot air balloon flight. A balloon ride from one of our launch sites at Cirencester, Stroud, Bourton on the Water or Cotswold Water Park near Swindon will be a flight to remember.

Ballooning in the Cotswolds - , Gloucestershire

Ballooning Network

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Action & Adventure - Ballooning Network

Staverton

Providing Champagne hot air balloon flights from Gloucestershire Airport for singles, couples and small parties (up to 15 people) from March to October. Also available VIP two or three person balloon flights (all year round), opportunities for business balloon sponsorship and flights from the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.

Ballooning Network - Staverton, Gloucestershire

Barnwood Park and Barnwood Jubilee Arboretum

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Outdoor - Barnwood Park and Barnwood Jubilee Arboretum

Gloucester

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One of Gloucester's hidden gems, the arboretum contains a variety of unusual and old trees. Look out for the Wellingtonia or Giant Redwood, a magnificent Silver Lime tree, a mature Mulberry tree and Gloucester's oldest Indian Bean Tree. The arboretum and park were originally part of a landscaped garden within the grounds of the old Barnwood House Hospital (now demolished).

Barnwood Park and Barnwood Jubilee Arboretum - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Batsford Arboretum

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Gardens & Aboretums - Batsford Arboretum

Moreton-in-Marsh

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Batsford is home to one of the finest botanical collections in the country. The Arboretum is planted on a south facing slope with stunning views of the Evenlode Valley beyond. At 56 acres, Batsford is an intimate and romantic place to visit, with interest all year round from the first snowdrops of spring, right through to the outstanding autumn colour in October and November. In the visitor centre you'll find the Garden Terrace Café, gift and garden ahop and the pant centre within the walls of the Victorian kitchen garden.

Batsford Arboretum - Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

BattleSports Glos

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Action & Adventure - BattleSports Glos

Longhope

Realistic battle situations set is purpose built battlefield with woodlands, open terrain, bunkers, etc. Replica weapons either fire high powered yet safe infra-red beams or Airsoft ammunition. Take part in a series of missions especially geared for: children's parties age 7+, corporate days, team building, group, stag and hen parties, family fun days.

BattleSports Glos - Longhope, Gloucestershire

Beatrix Potter Museum and Shop

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Museums & Heritage Centres - Beatrix Potter Museum and Shop

Gloucester

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This charming shop and museum is open to the public every day, where you will be served by our enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. The house is said to be the original building which inspired Beatrix Potter to write her wonderful story The Tailor of Gloucester. Upstairs visitors can read a history of the original tailor and view a small collection of Potter memorabilia, including an automaton of mice working on the waistcoat. Free entry.

Beatrix Potter Museum and Shop - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Belas Knap Long Barrow

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Outdoor - Belas Knap Long Barrow

South of Winchcombe

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A particularly fine example of a Neolithic long barrow of c3800 BC, featuring a false entrance and side chambers. Excavated in 1863 and 1865, the remains of 31 people were found in the chambers. The barrow has since been restored. The barrow is approximately 178 feet (54m) long, 60 feet (18m) wide, and nearly 14 feet (4.3m) high. Free to visit.

Belas Knap Long Barrow - South of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

Berkeley Castle

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Farm Parks, Zoos - Berkeley Castle

Berkeley

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Dating back to the 12th century, the castle is still inhabited by descendants of the original owner. Many significant historical events took place here, including the murder of Edward II. The Butterfly House is located within the old walled kitchen garden, adjacent to the picnic area. It may be visited separately to the Castle. Check website for seasonal opening days and times. Wedding receptions catered for and licensed for civil wedding ceremonies.

Berkeley Castle - Berkeley, Gloucestershire

Bibury Trout Farm

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Farm Parks, Zoos - Bibury Trout Farm

Cirencester

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Children of all ages will delight in seeing the trout leap out of the water in their quest for food thrown by visitors. Look out for cygnets and ducklings too. Children's play area and caf. School visits welcome. Open all year (except Christmas day), seasonal opening times. Check website for details.

Bibury Trout Farm - Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Birdland Park and Gardens

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Farm Parks, Zoos - Birdland Park and Gardens

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Home to over 500 birds; flamingos, pelicans, penguins, cranes, storks, parrots, falcons, toucans, ibis and more. See the penguin keeper feed the birds and give a talk every day at 2.30pm. Special event days throughout the year. Nature reserve trail with hides. Play area, picnic area and cafe. School visits welcome.

Birdland Park and Gardens - , Gloucestershire

Blenheim Palace

Gloucestershire Places to Visit Historic - Blenheim Palace

Woodstock

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Blenheim Palace was a gift from Queen Anne and a grateful nation to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough following his famous victory at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704. Visit the gilded State Rooms, which house one of the finest collections in Europe. The Churchill Exhibition includes the room where Sir Winston Churchill was born 1874. Blenheim Palace is surrounded by over 2,000 acres of 'Capability' Brown landscaped parkland, the great lake, and beautiful formal gardens, offering an unforgettable day out for all.

Blenheim Palace - Woodstock, Gloucestershire

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