Gloucestershire Quick Facts & Figures

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Gloucestershire is located in South West England, prominent cities and towns in the area include Gloucester, Cheltenham and Cirencester. The Cotswolds are the best known and most recognisable attraction in the county attracting many visitors each year.

Gloucestershire includes a mix of urban environments showed in the city of Gloucester and the spa town of Cheltenham and country with plenty of open spaces showcasing the best in the English countryside. The Cotswolds includes a number of charming historic small towns and villages full of character. Local attractions & places of interest include Cotswolds (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Berkeley Castle, Gloucester Cathedral, Lodge Park, Slimbridge Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, and Painswick Rococo Garden. There are a number of historic buildings, castles, museums and galleries for visitors to explore in the area.

The area is host to a number of local festivals, shows, fairs and concerts throughout the year


Gloucestershire Quick Facts

Population: 858,300

Region: South West England

Area total: 3,150 km

Languages: English

Dialling Code: 01452 (Gloucester), 01242 (Cheltenham), 01285 (Cirencester).

Postcode Area GL1-4 (Gloucester), GL50-54 (Cheltenham), GL7 (Cirencester).

Closest Airports: Gloucestershire Airport (domestic), Bristol Airport and Birmingham Airport.

Local Food: Gloucestershire Squab Pie and Artisan Cheeses including Double Gloucester.

Nearest Towns & Cities: City of Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Stroud and Tewkesbury.

Famous Attractions: Cotswolds (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Berkeley Castle, Gloucester Cathedral, Lodge Park, Slimbridge Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, and Painswick Rococo Garden.
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