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County - Gloucestershire | Map
Tel code: 01452 | code search
Postcode: GL3 | code search
Population: 1000
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Cooperís Hill Cheese Rolling
Cotswold Olimpick Shin-Kicking
Cranham Feast
Gloucesters Royal Lamprey Pie Gift
Marshfield Mummers
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Randwick Wap
St Briavels Bread and Cheese Throwing
Tetbury Sack Race

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The Cheltenham Chase Hotel
"The background noise in my room (like water running in pipes or extractor vents).,"Overall, staff were helpful and courteous, especially Reception staff."

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Brockworth is situated along the Ermin Way, the old Roman Road that linked Gloucester with Cirencester, where it crosses the even older Green Street an ancient salt-way leading from Coopers Hill to Churchdown Hill and onward to Droitwich. To the Anglo Saxons it was known as Brocwuthin; werthin (worth) = an enclosure and broc = brook. But there were settlers much earlier here-abouts, on top of Coopers Hill are the remains of an Iron Age hill fort with rampart and protective mounds and ditches. Today Brockworth has been submerged in the suburbs of Gloucester, but is home to some exceptional buildings; Brockworth Court, built in 1540 by Richard Hart the last Prior of Lanthony; the Tythe Barn (refurbished in 2003 and home to the Barn Owl Sanctuary) is probably fifteenth century in origin and the parish church of St.George`s, first built in 1142 it became on of the earliest churches in England dedicated to St George, though mush rebuilt and restored. In the early 20th century the Gloster Aircraft Co set up a works and test runway in Brockworth and was responsible for much of the expansion of Brockworth. The factory produced many famous aircraft; the Hurricane, and Typhoon of WW11 and the Gloster Metor, Britain's first Jet powered aeroplane. The factory closed in 1962. Brockworth is famous the world over for the annual "Cheese Rolling" contest which has taken place for several hundreds of years and takes place during the Spring Bank Holiday in May. The "contestants" chase a 7lb truckle of Double Gloucester Cheese down the one-in-two slope of Coopers Hill whoever catches the cheese or reaches the bottom first may keep the cheese

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Premier Inn Gloucester Business Park (0.46 miles)

Premier Inn Gloucester Business Park
Ideally located within easy reach of the M5. For business this hotel is near to Gloucester business park. Cheltenham racecourse is a local attraction near to this Premier Inn. For shops and local amenities Gloucester ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Gloucester (Little Witcombe) (1.08 miles)

Premier Inn Gloucester (Little Witcombe)
Ideally located within easy reach of the M5. Local attractions include the National Space Centre, Mallory Race Tracks and a Roman Villa within walking distance. In the heart of the Cotswolds, this Premier Inn makes ... More | visit website
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Bowden Hall Ramada Jarvis (1.54 miles)

Bowden Hall Ramada Jarvis

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An elegant country house on the outskirts of Gloucester, the hotel is surrounded by acres of beautiful grounds, yet only minutes from the M5.

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Holiday Inn Gloucester (1.87 miles)

Holiday Inn Gloucester

The Holiday Inn Gloucester - Cheltenham hotel is set on the edge of the Cotswolds and conveniently located in between the City of Gloucester and the town of Cheltenham Spa just off the M5. Ideally ... More | visit website

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Greenway (The) (2.03 miles)

Greenway (The)

The Greenway is one of the top Country House Hotels in the UK and has won more accolades than any other in the Cotswolds. The Hotel & Spa is privately owned by the Eden Hotel ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Gloucester (Barnwood) (2.15 miles)

Premier Inn Gloucester (Barnwood)
Ideally located within easy reach of the M5. Local attractions include Fosse Park shopping centre and Grand Union canal. For shops and local amenities Barnwood town centre is only 2 miles away. Our Gloucester (Barnwood) Premier ... More | visit website
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Ibis Gloucester (2.54 miles)

Ibis Gloucester
Ibis Gloucester hotel is a budget hotel located just outside Gloucester City Centre. Book the hotel for easy access to the M5 motorway, Cheltenham, Barnwood and Barnett Way Business Area. The 127 modern guest rooms ... More | visit website
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Royal George Hotel (2.62 miles)

Royal George Hotel

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With spectacular views over the Gloucestershire countryside and set in 26 acres of beautiful, peaceful grounds, parts of this charming hotel date back to the 18th century. The Royal George is situated ... More

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Hatton Court Hotel (2.73 miles)

Hatton Court Hotel

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This hotel is tucked away behind a bank of trees, on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment, between the city of Gloucester and Painswick. A former splendid Cotswold home, at Hatton ... More

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Edward Hotel (3.43 miles)

Edward Hotel

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Built in the 1890s, this Grade II Victorian townhouse hotel offers comfortable, well-appointed accommodation at great-value rates just a short stroll from Gloucester city centre. The hotel occupies a privileged position ... More

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