Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Gloucestershire

Enjoy the history and other features of Gloucestershire. This city's local tours, restaurants and sightseeing attract many visitors, and its welcoming and walkable location add to the charm. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Gloucestershire

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Gloucestershire a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Cirencester Golf Club (8.7 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Cotswold Country Park and Beach (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Cotswold Farm Park (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
  • The Model Village (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Gloucestershire

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Gloucestershire is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Rococo Gardens (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Imperial Gardens (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Pittville Park (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Haresfield Beacon (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Minchinhampton Common (8.7 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
Transport

Transportation to and around Gloucestershire

The nearest airport is in Oxford (OXF), located 34.9 mi (56.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.), which is 39.2 mi (63.2 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Cheltenham Spa Station, Gloucester Station and Stroud Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay around Gloucestershire?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,874 holiday lettings near Gloucestershire. From 1,389 Cottages to 1,389 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Gloucestershire is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Gloucestershire?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gloucestershire. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Cotswold District: 2,210 holiday homes
  • Gloucester: 1,034 holiday homes
  • Stroud: 746 holiday homes
  • Cirencester: 549 holiday homes
  • Newent: 397 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Gloucestershire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Gloucestershire?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Gloucestershire with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Gloucester: 1,034 holiday lettings
  • Stroud: 746 holiday lettings
  • Cirencester: 549 holiday lettings
  • Newent: 397 holiday lettings
  • France Lynch: 408 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Gloucestershire?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Gloucestershire are:

  • Cheltenham (CHW-Royal Well Bus Station): 1,382 self catering accommodations
  • Gloucestershire Airport (GLO): 1,591 self catering accommodations
  • Brize Norton Airport (BZZ): 1,384 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Gloucestershire?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Gloucestershire. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cotswold Country Park and Beach: 1,203 holiday rentals
  • Gloucester Station: 1,338 holiday rentals
  • Roses Theatre: 1,339 holiday rentals
  • Imperial Gardens: 1,689 holiday rentals
  • Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum: 1,331 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gloucestershire listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.