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Gloucester Cathedral


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Gloucester Cathedral is impressive in many ways; for its long history, as the burial place of kings and architecturally. In recent years, it has become celebrated as a Harry Potter movie location (in fact purists should note that filming took place in the attached cloisters, not strictly speaking within the cathedral). 

Cheltenham Literature Festival

5-14 October 2018

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The Literature Festival can be as heavyweight or flippant as you want it to be. 'Star' events (J.K Rowling and Hilary Clinton, for example, have appeared in the last few years) sit along side the esoteric. The range this year is as impressive as ever, from a session on Klimt and Schiele to, um, Ben Fogle and so it would be a dull person who couldn’t find inspiration or entertainment from what is a quite remarkable line up of speakers and events.

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Nr Burford, Oxfordshire

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Cotswold Wildlife Park, which is definitely not to be confused with the Cotswold Farm Park, is near Burford in Oxfordshire. At this one you’ll see rhinos, monkeys and giraffes rather than sheep, pigs and goats. We're told that a small but steady stream of visitors do turn up at each venue having confused the two attractions. 

Woodchester Mansion

Nr Nympsfield, Stroud, Gloucestershire

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Woodchester Mansion is an enigmatic visitor attraction. It’s a one-off, run by its own charitable trust and a unique listed Victorian Gothic revival mansion in a Cotswolds valley, near Nympsfield. Now, the word ‘unique’ is one of the most heavily used words in tourist brochures - but here’s why.


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