Occupying some 1,019 square miles in the South West of England, Gloucestershire is the home the Cotswolds and the source of the River Severn. Berkeley Castle, where Edward the Second was murdered, is just another of it's many attractions.
The county's main cities and towns are Gloucester, Stroud, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and Cirencester.
The county's main products are cereals, fruit, dairy products with engineering and restricted coal mining being found in the Forest of Dean.
As with other English counties Gloucestershire boasts some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere in the world. The Cotswolds are considered one of the most scenic areas in Great Britain.
One famous son of Gloucestershire is Edward Jenner, the pioneer of Vaccinations.
Places to Visit
Berkeley Castle,Berkeley, Gloucestershire
Chavenage, Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Stanway House, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
Ashleworth Tithe Barn, Ashleworth, Gloucestershire
Dyrham Park, Wiltshire