Cotswolds

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  1. june123

    june123 Read Only Funster

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    Off to a campsit near Cheltenham on Saturday. Don't know the area well. Any suggestions of what to see? Pretty villages, scenery? Frequent bus route just outside camp to Cheltenham and Gloucester. Anything worth seeing there?
     
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    Given a choice I would go into Cheltenham rather than Gloucester - it's much nicer :Smile:
     
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    As I grew up in Cheltenham, I would say go there for a good shop. The villages around are beautiful, broadway, chipping Camden, bourton on the water, to name a few.
     
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    We live 10 miles from Gloucester 15 from Cheltenham.
    Cheltenham is a much nicer town for shopping and eating than Gloucester but more expensive too.
    Gloucester does have a fantastic cathedral though well worth a visit if you're there, some of the Harry Potter films were shot there. Also Gloucester has a nice docks which sometimes have the tall ships in.
    Nearby in the Cotswolds Broadway and Burford are definitely worth a visit and the Forest of Dean where we live is beautiful at this time of year with the different autumn colours.
    Enjoy :thumb::thumb:
     
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    You have the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, a steam railway which runs from Cheltenham race course. Plenty of free parking if you take the van, the park and ride into Cheltenham also operates from the race course.
    Saturday is their 'steam 'n' scream', so you never know what might turn up!
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    If you want to go to Bourton on the Water, there is a 5 van site at Bourton Rovers Football ground, the entrance road is a bit tight, but the MCC use the location for rallies. It is only a few minutes walk into the village.
     
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    If you go to Bourton on the Water pop into the motor museum, it's worth a visit. Also nip down the A429 to Lower Slaughter then on to Stow-on-the-Wold then Moreton in Marsh.
     
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