Gloucester and its surrounding landscape

Anyone considering moving to Gloucester, whether for work or retirement, should give it serious consideration. Apart from the excellent hospital and amenities, the City also has access to some of the most breathtaking landscapes of Great Britain within easy reach. Where else are you a few steps away from three places of exceptional natural beauty? You have the Cotswolds to the South and East, the Malverns to the North and the Forest of Dean to the West. Beyond that is Wales and the Black Mountains.

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds are a series of hills stretching from Bath to Chipping Campden. They dominate the landscape in and around Gloucester. They are hard to miss. Cirencester Park or Rodborough Common are both perfect places to stroll. The pastoral delights of the North and the forested, slightly wilder south will keep you busy for many years. Here you will discover country manors, museums and a Roman villa. Planning to retire to the area? Consider Park Homes for Sale Near me. Park Home Life offers Park Homes for Sale Near me.

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The Malverns

You can also go to the Malverns, or through the charming market town of Tewkesbury. These hills are spectacular and will take some effort to climb but will be worth it. The British Camp, known as ‘one of the goodliest views’ in the country, offers a breathtaking panoramic view. Even the Cotswolds will be visible in the distance on a fine day. With ancient sites, beacons, museums and farms, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy in the Malverns.

The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

The Forest of Dean is one the oldest woods in Britain. This historic area offers many wooded glades to explore. Symonds Yat is one of the best places to view some of the most picturesque spots in the whole of the UK. It is worth taking a leisurely stroll up the Wye river at some point. The river snakes its way through the valley, closing off the Offa’s Dike which is the natural border between Wales and England. Hiking, trails and boating are all on offer here.

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The Black Mountains

The Black Mountains are stunning and form part of the famous Brecon Beacons National Park. Hay on Wye, the small town with its plethora of second-hand bookshops is located here. The mountains stretch across the south east of Wales and extend into the Wales/England border. This is a ruggedly stunning area that is well worth a visit. Castles, museums and canoeing all await you here.

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