Chavenage House

Tetbury GL8 8XP

16th century, grey Cotswold stone manor house with many Civil War associations including the tapestry-lined rooms stayed in by Cromwell and his second-in-command, General Ireton, in 1648. The house was added to at the turn of the last century and features the Edwardian Ballroom.

Chedworth Roman Villa - National Trust

Nr Cheltenham GL54 3LJ

The remains of one of the largest Roman villas in Britain provide a fascinating insight into the period. The site was discovered in 1864 by a local gamekeeper and subsequently excavated.

Cheltenham Synagogue

Synagogue Lane, St James's Square
Cheltenham GL50 3PU

Our Grade 2* listed Synagogue is over 150 years old and unique in Gloucestershire. It provides a focus for both Jewish education in the region and the appreciation of Regency architecture.

Cirencester Lock-up

Trinity Road
Cirencester GL7 1BR

A two-celled lock-up built in 1804 and moved to its present site in 1837. Display panels tell the story of lock-ups in general and the history of this building & the Cirencester workhouse.

Clearwell Caves - Ancient Iron Mines

Nr Coleford
Royal Forest of Dean GL16 8JR

The show caves are a part of an extensive natural cave system, mined for iron ore to make one of Britain's most complex and oldest mine workings; dating back well over 4,500 years, when Neolithic miners dug for ochre pigments. Nine atmospheric ancient caverns are open to visitors, that have an exciting and intriguing past.

Dean Forest Railway Museum

Dean Forest Railway, Norchard Railway Centre, Forest Road
Lydney GL15 4ET

Spend a moment of your visit to the Dean Forest Railway to look around with artefacts from the former Severn & Wye Joint Railway and associated Great Western & Midland Railways.

Dean Heritage Centre, Forest of Dean

Camp Mill, Soudley, Cinderford
Forest of Dean GL14 2UB

Set across a stunning and fully interactive five acre site, the centre protects and preserves the unique history and heritage of the beautiful Forest of Dean. Collections: Includes archaeology, natural history, geology, industrial history, coal and iron mining, agriculture, costume, social history, friendly societies, library and archives.

Dyrham Park - National Trust

Dyrham Park, Dyrham
near Bath SN14 8ER

Explore 270 acres (110 hectares) of ancient parkland, where a historic herd of fallow deer roams freely and magnificent trees and breathtaking views abound. Inside the impressive mansion, built by hard-working civil servant William Blathwayt, discover fascinating interiors little changed in 300 years, as well as a rich collection that includes superb Dutch art and ceramics of the period.

Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester GL1 2LR

The Cathedral today is much more than just an ancient monument - it is a living church open 365 days a year.

Gloucester Waterways Museum

Llanthony Warehouse, Gloucester Docks
Gloucester GL1 2EH

The award-winning Gloucester Waterways Museum (part of The Waterways Trust) is housed in a splendid Victorian warehouse at the historic Gloucester Docks. The collections include objects painted by boatmen, costumes worn by boating families, and waterways souvenirs, along with photographic and archive material.

Hailes Abbey - National Trust

Near Winchcombe
Cheltenham GL54 5PB

The Cistercian abbey of Hailes was founded in 1246 in Gloucestershire by the Earl of Cornwall in thanks for surviving a shipwreck. Though never housing large numbers of monks, it held a renowned relic, 'the Holy Blood of Hailes' - allegedly a phial of Christ's own blood.

Hidcote - National Trust

Hidcote Bartrim
near Chipping Campden GL55 6LR

Hidcote is an Arts and Crafts garden in the north Cotswolds, a stone's throw from Stratford-upon-Avon. Created by the talented American horticulturist, Major Lawrence Johnston, its colourful and intricately designed outdoor 'rooms' are always full of surprises.

John Moore Countryside Museum & Merchant's House

41 Church Street
Tewkesbury GL20 5SN

The John Moore Museum is nestled in a row of historic timber-framed buildings close to the Abbey in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. The museum was established in 1980 in memory of the writer and naturalist John Moore. Today it is also home to an extensive natural history collection featuring specimens of the mammals and birds native to our countryside, woodlands, wetlands and farmland. A few doors away is The Merchant's House, a two storey building which has been beautifully restored and furnished to show the construction of a 15th century shop and dwelling. The museum has also recently taken over the management of the Old Baptist Chapel, originally a late Medieval Hall house which was later converted for use as a Nonconformist meeting house.

Nature in Art

Wallsworth Hall, A38, Tewkesbury Road
Twigworth, near Gloucester GL2 9PA

The museum and art gallery dedicated to art inspired by nature from around the world. The collection spans 1500 years, from 60 countries by 600 artists and craftspeople.

Newark Park - National Trust

Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7PZ

This unusual and atmospheric property was built c.1550 as a hunting lodge and added to in the 1790s. It stands high on the edge of a 40-ft cliff with outstanding views.

Snowshill Manor & Garden - National Trust

Snowshill Road
nr Broadway WR12 7JU

Snowshill is no ordinary manor, as Charles Paget Wade was no ordinary Edwardian gentleman. Mr Wade embodied his family motto 'Let nothing perish', spending his life and inherited wealth amassing a spectacular collection of everyday and extraordinary objects.

Sudeley Castle

Winchcombe GL54 5JD

Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Cotswold Hills, Sudeley Castle is steeped in history. With royal connections spanning a thousand years, it has played an important role in the turbulent and changing times of England's past. The castle was once home to Queen Katherine Parr, the last and only surviving wife of Henry VIII.

Tewkesbury Abbey

Church Street
Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ

Tewkesbury Abbey was founded in 1087, but the building of the present Abbey did not start until 1102. Two styles of architecture dominate the Abbey; the Norman piers and arches of the Nave and the Decorated-style 14th century chancel, imposed on the previous work.

Waterways Archive

7th Floor, Llanthony Warehouse, The Docks
Gloucester GL1 2EH

The Waterways Archive collects, preserves and makes publicly available rich and diverse records in many forms, including plans, drawings, accounts, photographs and audio-visual recordings. At its core are the archives of British Waterways and the early canal companies, which trace the history of Britain's inland waterways back to its very roots. It is an archival resource covering the history of canals from the 17th century to the near present day. Collections: The collection covers the records of British Waterways and its predecessors the pre-nationalisation navigation companies.