Home to Gloucester Cathedral (where many of the scenes from Harry Potter’s Hogwarts were filmed), Berkeley and Sudley Castles and the ‘Queen of the Cotswolds’ (Painswick), Gloucestershire is a beautiful area of England, surrounded by rolling Cotswold Hills (watch the annual cheese rolling at Cooper’s Hill) and traditional British life. Quaint tea rooms, homely pubs and woodland walks are aplenty in Gloucestershire.
Caravan sites in this area offer camper and caravanning enthusiasts some of the most magnificent views in the whole of the United Kingdom. The ability to see miles in any direction enables keen eyed campers to spot some of the areas wildlife from Gloucester Old Spot pigs to wild boar and stag deer.
Explore one of the many heritage sites, including the intriguing ruins of one the largest Romano-British villas in the country at the National Trusts Chedworth Roman Villa, home to some of the richest people in the country during its heyday in the 4th century. On certain days you can even make a mini mosaic to take home with you as a reminder of your day. Museums local to the area include Dr Jenners House, Oakridge Village Museum, The Museum in the Park and the Wotton-under-Edge Heritage Centre,
Exchange your caravan, motorhome or tent in for the day and take a trip down the River Severn or through the Gloucester Docks in a canal boat, learning about the history of the Sharpness shipping industry. Or take a pit stop from your caravan to the middle of nowhere and be surprised by the Old Parish churches, some of which have secrets waiting to be discovered in the form of strained glass windows imported from the Netherlands, pre-Norman relics, and stories of jealously over the workmanship ending in betrayals and be-headings.