Gloucestershire is a South West England county that comprises part of the iconic Cotswold Hills with endless green space and outdoor adventures, plus history and family adventure. At the Cotswold Water Park, you can explore a vast lake system with boating, fishing and serene natural scenery. The Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre allows you to see tended natural areas with flower beds, brooks and a cafe. For history, you can visit Sudeley Castle, a medieval fortress filled with artifacts and ephemera from centuries past, or Gloucester Cathedral for its medieval architecture and the tomb of Edward II.

    Kids will love visiting the Cotswold Farm Park where they can run in children’s play areas and pet farm animals. At Birdland Park & Gardens, you can see more than 500 species of exotic birds. For kid-friendly fun, the Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection is a must-see for vintage cars and antique toys. The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway offers the chance to ride an authentic heritage railroad with a steam engine across the scenic countryside.

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    • The market town of Cirencester in Gloucestershire sits upon the River Churn and is among the largest towns in the Cotswolds, offering museums, leisure, history and nature. At the Corinium Museum, visitors will see thousands of exhibits and artifacts dating all the way back to ancient Rome, while at the Cirencester Amphitheater, the ruins of an ancient Roman theater are...

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      Cirencester is a market town that offers history, culture, shopping, photo ops and outdoor recreation for your vacation travels. Situated along the River Churn, it's the largest town in the Cotswolds. Here, you can walk historic sites and visit museums that trace the history of this place back to its pre-Roman days or walk serene lakefront parks. You can...

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