Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in Gloucestershire, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

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Thyme, Southrop, Gloucestershire

Join Anthea Gerrie as she explores the extraordinary Cotswolds village-within-a-village hospitality of Thyme.     

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Tewkesbury Park Hotel

A smart, modern hotel and restaurant, recently renovated at a cost of £10m, not to mention a sweeping 18-hole golf course in 165 acres of undulating parkland,  are eclipsed only by the town’s exquisite riverbank, wealth of Tudor architecture and Tewkesbury Abbey, one of the nation’s finest Norman churches.

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De Vere Tortworth Court

As English as the afternoon tea the hotel serves, Tortworth Court in South Gloucestershire, with white beehives dotted along the lengthy drive, Union Jack fluttering above, epitomises the quintessential country retreat. 

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