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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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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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Sandford Parks Lido Plaque

Sandford Park Lido

We have been pulling out the old bathing suits and swimming goggles in anticipation of a trip to Sandford Parks Lido. We were all set for the opening day at the beginning of May but its been a bit chilly for us so far, although of course if we had not wimped out, we could […]

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Berkeley Castle

A Perfect Day Out for History and Garden Lovers at Berkeley Castle

A perfect day out for history and garden lovers is Berkeley Castle. If you are a fan of ghostly haunting then Berkeley is also the place for you. Famed as the UK’s oldest inhabited castle, the Berkeley family have been in residence for 850years since it was built by permission of Henry II by William […]

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