Tag Archives: Gloucestershire
Morris Dancing

Morris Dancing in Gloucestershire

Morris dancing takes place all over England and has done since antiquity. It is particularly associated with the Cotswold area, where the most evolved form of Morris dancing is still found. The Morris dance is a type of peculiarly English folk dance accompanied by music. It consists of rhythmic steps and the execution of choreographed […]

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The Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire Holidays

To experience the essence of England, Gloucestershire holidays are one way to capture all that is the best of the English countryside and way of life. Sleepy villages, spectacular scenery, fresh country produce, charming cottages, stately homes, fine architecture, and natural spas are just some of the attractions that Gloucestershire holidays offer. Situated in the […]

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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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Harvest festival in Northleach

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival is an annual celebration that takes place in Gloucestershire and other parts of Great Britain around the time of the main harvests, usually September or October. Harvest festivals feature plenty of food, feasting with foods that have been harvested or are seasonal at the time of year. Contests, music, and general merriment are […]

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Bourton-on-the-Water Model Village

9 Top Children’s Attractions around Gloucestershire

For people visiting Cooks Green Holiday Cottage with children, it can sometimes be hard to keep the little ones occupied, although with our lovely cottage garden there is plenty of space to run and play. It is always enjoyable to visit some interesting and fun filled places with the kids so we have put together […]

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The Cotswold Arms in Burford

Eating at Cotswold Pubs and Inns

The entire Cotswolds area, which is spread over six counties in England, and is known as the “Heart of England”. At Cooks Green Holiday Cottage, we are privileged to be amongst the best that England has to offer and Gloucestershire particularly. The rolling wolds and countryside are second to none and the sleepy quaint villages […]

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Fishing in Gloucestershire

Nothing could be more relaxing than a spot of fishing when staying at Cooks Green Holiday Cottage. Whether you are an enthusiast or beginner, a lazy day at one of Gloucestershire’s fine lakes or rivers could be just the way to idle away a few hours in picturesque locations. Take a fine picnic of local […]

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September Events from our Holiday Cottage

September is an ever-popular time to visit Cooks Green Holiday Cottage. For some, it is an opportunity to spend one last weekend together as a family before the children go back to school. For others it is an escape to enjoy the first few days of autumn when days are mellow and a curling mist […]

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Cheese Rolling

One of the oddest and iconic events that take place in Gloucestershire is cheese rolling. While it may sound like British eccentricity at its best, in fact it is steeped in legend and has a historic legacy going back hundreds of years. Cheese rolling is hotly contested by locals and visitors from far away as […]

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Horse Riding in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is one county in Britain that draws people who love horses like a moth to a flame. Not only is it host to the world famous Badminton Horse Trials reputedly the toughest event in the world and the Cheltenham Festival of Racing, but is home to many world-class riders including Zara Phillips. The Gloucestershire […]

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