Gloucester

Founded in AD 97 by the Romans, Gloucester continues to enthrall and entrance every visitor to this very day, boasting an imposing Norman cathedral with additional Gothic detail, and impressive Tudor houses that have survived since the earlier periods of the city’s history. It has truly magnificent architecture at every turn and remnants of its tumultuous past permeating the very atmosphere.
Mallards Pike in the Forest of Dean

Explore the Forest of Dean, the magical woods that inspired JRR Tolkien

This picturesque part of the Wye Valley offers woodland walks, steam trains and real-ale pubs, writes Karen Campbell

Review: the Churchill Arms, the Cotswolds

Looking for a cosy Cotswold bolthole this winter? Look no further than the Churchill Arms where the great statesman’s presence lingers in the bar…

Slad Valley, Gloucestershire. Credit: Wolstenholme Images/Alamy

Glorious Gloucestershire in photos

In the centenary year of the birth of author Laurie Lee, we visit the Slad Valley, the rural landscape that inspired his poetic memoir, Cider with Rosie…

Canterbury Cathedral

Britain’s greatest cathedrals

You don’t have to be religious to believe that Britain’s cathedrals are the country’s greatest buildings, from the great medieval cathedrals to the Baroque brilliance of St Paul’s

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Gloucester Cathedral

Boasting a wealth of ancient buildings and monuments that have borne witness to defining moments in British history, Gloucester is truly a great English cathedral

Where do these everyday expressions come from?

Have you ever wonderedwhere we get everyday expressions such as ‘an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth’ or ‘how are the mighty fallen’ from?

Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral is an inspirational arts venue

The magnificent 900-year-old cathedral in Gloucester is hosting major events, including Crucible, one of the largest sculpture exhibitions in Britain for ten years. GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL is planning major events this autumn and into next year….

The Duchess of Cornwall goes back to school

THE DUCHESS of Cornwall was greeted by flagwaving when she visited Westonbirt’s new school for its official opening. She also toured the gardens which are being restored by the Holford Trust. THE WESTONBIRT ESTATE in…