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Short-Term Accommodation in Gloucestershire

Are you coming to Gloucestershire for a short term contract? Maybe need something for a few months while house hunting near Cheltenham/Gloucester/Tewkesbury? Or perhaps you’re coming here to study and need medium to short-term accommodation? Our cottage could be perfect for you. It has been a holiday let for the last 10 years, but right […]

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Gloucester Quays

10 Things to do in Gloucester

We had the hardest job coming up with ten things to do in Gloucester not because there isn’t anything to do but because there are so many things to do, places to see, people to meet as they say. We decided to sit down with a cup of tea and discuss the places we have […]

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A tall ship in Gloucester Docks.

A Brief History of Gloucester

Gloucester is a place we advise all our visitors to Cook’s Green Cottage to visit. Whatever your interests Gloucester has so much to offer the visitor as it is so rich in history but also has a wealth of restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues. We have decided to give our website visitors a brief history […]

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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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St. Mary's Church in Gloucestershire

Halloween is widely celebrated in Gloucestershire

Halloween is widely celebrated in Gloucestershire and children greatly enjoy the spooky goings on at this time of year by dressing up and knocking on doors to sing a song and demand, “Trick or Treat”. It is usual to give visiting children some sweets or a few coins. If you do not, beware or they […]

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Rainy Days: Dr Foster (who went to Gloucester!)

Dr Foster

Gloucester has a claim to fame in one of the most popular nursery rhymes that is well loved by adults and children alike. Like most nursery rhymes, there is a moral to the story, the text is a little grim, and is guaranteed to make small people laugh. The famous rhyme “Doctor Foster went to […]

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The Gloucester Miser

James (Jemmy) Wood born on 7 October 1756 owned the Gloucester Old Bank. He became known as the “Gloucester Miser” despite his fortune of £900,000, which made him the richest commoner in the King of England’s domains. Jemmy inherited the bank from his grandfather who had founded it. The bank was one of the oldest […]

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Learn history firsthand in Gloucester!

Gloucester has many wonderful attractions and activities to choose from today, and many of these are built around its fascinating history. When you are in the area, it would be a shame to miss out on a visit to this interesting city. You can choose to see heritage sites which are centuries old or take […]

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The River Severn from Tewkesbury

The Movement of the River Severn

The River Severn is the longest river in Britain, from source to tidal waters and it is about one hundred and eighty miles (that is 290km) long. The River Severn estuary adds about another forty miles (64km) to the river’s total length. The River Severn rises near the River Wye around the northeastern slopes of […]

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Gloucester post 13th Century

As discussed in the previous article, the history of Gloucester can be traced to the period when it was a Roman town. It lies around the first point where it became possible to cross the River Severn. This made the place a natural location for building a town. This article is going to look at […]

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