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Top 10 Local Animal Attractions

We go animal crackers in our latest post from Cook’s Green Cottage and take a look at some of our favourite animal attractions in the area. We are blessed with a diverse selection of educational, leisure and conservation facilities and hope our visitors enjoy them as much as we do on our days off. Cotswold […]

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Cheltenham Town Hall

Cheltenham Town Hall

It comes as no surprise that Cheltenham is in the top twenty of places for tourists to visit in England. Right from the very beginning when a natural spring was found, Cheltenham has drawn flocks of visitors as indeed it did pigeons that drank regularly from the spring leading to the discovery that would make […]

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The Christmas snow at Cooks Green Holiday Cottage

Merry Christmas from Cooks Green Holiday Cottage

We would like to wish everybody a very merry Christmas and a very happy new year! 2013 has been a wonderful year for us here at Cooks Green Cottage having been able to welcome so many guests to enjoy well deserved breaks in our peaceful holiday cottage. We are looking forward to seeing many of […]

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Gloucester's National Waterways Museum.

The National Waterways Museum

The National Waterways Museum comprises of three museum sites where the national collection of inland waterways are exhibited and curated. The three sites are all located in England at Stoke Bruerne, Ellesmere Port and Gloucester. In this article we will be concentrating on the museum at Gloucester but first we will look at a little […]

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Tewkesbury's Mill Bank.

Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury is a lovely town and well worth a visit if you are visiting Cooks Green Cottage. One of the things we love about the town is its history. The Battle of Tewkesbury was one of the pivotal battles of the War of the Roses and on this historic day 4 May 1471, the Lancastrians […]

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Market House, Ledbury

Ledbury

Ledbury in Herefordshire is one of our favourite places to visit for a day trip from Cooks Green Cottage. It is a fascinating town full of rich history and an abundance of beautiful half-timbered buildings. Located near the Malvern Hills and Welsh border, the attractions of Ledbury are plain to see for every visitor. For […]

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Gustav Holst statue in Cheltenham. His Birthpalce Museum is located in Cheltenham.

50 things to do in Cheltenham

Here is a complete guide of 50 things to do in Cheltenham! This list of completely random places and events in Cheltenham (and within a mile or two) is split in to 5 parts and designed to whet your appetite to some of the splendid ways to pass the time while staying at Cooks Green […]

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Cheltenham Cricket Festival

Cheltenham Cricket Festival

Is there anything more quintessentially English in the summer than cricket? From village green to professional stadium, the summer months are the perfect time to experience this game that has stood the test of time and been exported to so many corners of the globe. Whenever you need a taste of British summer time in […]

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The Cheltenham Weather

Whether you are visiting from abroad or resident in the UK, it is always useful to know what the weather will be like during the time of year you are visiting. While Cheltenham follows the trends for the overall British climate, local conditions can be different from the rest of the country and on the […]

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Our Dogs, Bob and Pula in the fields behind our dog friendly cottage!

Dog Friendly Cottages in Gloucestershire

For many pet owners, this time of year brings the question of what to do with their pets while they go on holiday. Nobody likes the idea of leaving the furry family pet in kennels or a cattery however well looked after they are so many people are looking at dog friendly cottages where they […]

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