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All our dog-friendly properties will have their own list of doggy do’s and don’ts on their website, which will vary by property. Please check them and make sure you are happy to abide by them before you book. Not all dog-friendly properties have enclosed gardens,
but you can select "Enclosed Gardens" if you specifically need one. We have two categories of dog-friendliness:
Does exactly what it says on the tin! A charge may apply in some cottages (please check individual cottage for details). This filter will automatically include the "Dogs Welcome" cottages, which offer a higher level of service.
In these cottages, the owners go the extra mile to make sure your dog has a great holiday. These properties all provide a doggy welcome pack including poo bins, poo bags, water bowls, dog towels and sofa throws. They will also provide some extras such as dog crates blankets, kennels, holiday collar tags, toys, treats, etc. These
may vary from property to property. Charges for dogs may apply, so please check individual properties for details.
If you really want to appreciate the richness of the UK’s countryside, then make sure you pay a visit to Gloucestershire. This is the county that boasts the largest areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty of anywhere in the country. You’ll find it in the South West, situated on the beautiful Severn Estuary and bordered by a number of other counties including Monmouthshire, Herefordshire and Oxfordshire.
Art at the Heart of Gloucestershire
Gloucester is at the heart of the county; an impressive and historic city bustling with shops and imposing architecture. The other major towns are Tewkesbury, Stroud, Cheltenham and Cirencester. You’ll find that this county has a very artistic undercurrent: Tewkesbury is home to the Roses Theatre and Cheltenham plays host to one of the most important and spectacular literary festivals in the UK.
From ‘The Dream’ to Alcatraz
The county is steeped in history, with plenty of attractions to visit. Berkeley Castle is one of the most outstanding examples of Medieval architecture, with manicured gardens and is said to be the inspiration for Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. For something a little more imposing, families may enjoy a visit to Littledean Jail, known as ‘The Alcatraz of the Forest of Dean’.
Britain’s Most Beautiful Playground
A visit to Gloucestershire wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Forest of Dean. While it offers splendid, rolling scenery, it also offers plenty of activities for fans of extreme sports and family groups. With abseiling, horse-riding, rafting and a huge variety of other things to do, it's little wonder that the Forest has become known as one of the biggest and most beautiful playgrounds in Britain, and the perfect location to unwind and relax from the stresses and strains of everyday life.
Oxford's celebration of all things folky.
A celebration of aviation and all things country. (photo - VisitEngland/Marketing Gloucester)
Taking place in hosted in a tented festival village in Cheltenham’s Montpellier Gardens, the Jazz Festival features a Big Top, Jazz Arena, Beyond the Band tent with jazz cinema, and a great range of food and drink options, as well as a market area.
A Two-week multi-arts festival (VisitEngland/VisitDerby/Matthew Jones Photography)
Chadlington Beer Festival – beer, cider, lager, wine, Pimms, gin, live music all day, BBQ, tea tent, kids stuff. (photo - VisitEngland/Isle of Wight Festival Isle of Wight Festival)
Showcasing the very best of local and national food producers. Chefs kitchen, entertainment, food talks and wine tasting.
A showcase of all things Cotswolds. (photo ©VisitEngland/Marketing Gloucester)
Tewkesbury Medieval Festival has been the high spot of Tewkesbury’s summer since 1984. It is now widely regarded as the largest free medieval gathering of its kind in Europe, and attracts re-enactors, traders and entertainers, and visitors from all over the world. (photo - VisitEngland/NewcastleGateshead Initiative)
The Three Choirs Festival, held annually since the early eighteenth century and rotating between the three great cathedral cities of Gloucester, Worcester and Hereford, is one of the world’s oldest classical music festivals. (photo ©VisitEngland/Marketing Gloucester)
The very best in traditional and contemporary folk arts.
photo - VisitEngland/VisitDerby/Matthew Jones Photography)
The Stratford Town Centre Food Festival is all about local, featuring a bustling regional food producers market with over 100 stalls spread throughout our historic streets. Also showcasing a mouthwatering selection of the finest food and drink with a top notch programme of free demonstrations and hands-on workshops from the best of our town's culinary
Bringing leading instrumentalists and singers to Tetbury. (photo ©VisitEngland/Isle of Wight Festival Isle of Wight Festival)
Giving Art Collectors and Art Enthusiast a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy directly from the artist that has travelled all the way to Oxford. (photo - VisitEngland/NewcastleGateshead Initiative)
Slimbridge Wetland Centre in the Stroud area of Gloucestershire is not only home to the world’s largest collection of swans, geese and ducks, but it is also the only place in the UK where you can see all six species of flamingo.
The Festival is the embodiment of everything that is great about Cheltenham. Its atmosphere, anticipation and action, played out on a beautiful sporting arena that has no equal.
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