Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Gloucestershire

Enjoy the history and other features of Gloucestershire. This city's local tours, restaurants and sightseeing attract many visitors, as does its welcoming and walkable location. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Gloucestershire

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Gloucestershire a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Cirencester Golf Club (8.7 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Cotswold Country Park and Beach (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Cotswold Farm Park (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
  • The Model Village (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Gloucestershire

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Gloucestershire is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rococo Gardens (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Imperial Gardens (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Pittville Park (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Haresfield Beacon (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Minchinhampton Common (8.7 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Gloucestershire

The nearest airport is in Oxford (OXF), located 34.9 mi (56.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.), which is 39.2 mi (63.2 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Cheltenham Spa Station, Gloucester Station and Stroud Station are the main stations in the area.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Gloucestershire?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,882 holiday rentals around Gloucestershire. From 1,403 Cottages to 1,403 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Gloucestershire is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Gloucestershire?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gloucestershire. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • The Cotswolds: 3,625 holiday rentals
  • Bourton-on-the-Water: 664 holiday rentals
  • Cirencester: 565 holiday rentals
  • Stow-on-the-Wold: 749 holiday rentals
  • Chipping Campden: 857 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Gloucestershire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Gloucestershire?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Gloucestershire with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Bourton-on-the-Water: 664 holiday homes
  • Cirencester: 565 holiday homes
  • Stow-on-the-Wold: 749 holiday homes
  • Chipping Campden: 857 holiday homes
  • Cheltenham: 422 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Gloucestershire?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Gloucestershire are:

  • Cheltenham (CHW-Royal Well Bus Station): 1,729 holiday houses
  • Gloucestershire Airport (GLO): 1,623 holiday houses
  • Brize Norton Airport (BZZ): 1,475 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Gloucestershire?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Gloucestershire. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cheltenham Spa Station: 1,738 holiday rentals
  • Sudeley Castle: 1,561 holiday rentals
  • Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum: 1,351 holiday rentals
  • Keith Harding's World of Mechanical Music: 1,768 holiday rentals
  • Cotswold Falconry Centre: 1,576 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gloucestershire listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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