Picturesque medieval market towns, quaint villages with beautiful churches and cosy country pubs are dotted throughout the district.
The stunning landscape of South Gloucestershire lures walkers and cyclists with many traffic-free routes along the National Cycle Network.
From fine dining to rustic country pubs, there’s a wealth of restaurants, cafés and pubs to choose from across South Gloucestershire and the South Cotswolds.
With its stunning countryside, chocolate box villages, historical heritage and proximity to Bristol, South Gloucestershire and the South Cotswolds are home to a diverse range of attractions.
Browse our events calendar to discover events taking place in South Gloucestershire during your visit.
From a romantic, luxury castle hotel to traditional country houses, cottages and convenient Spa hotels for weary travellers a short hop from the motorway, South Gloucestershire has places to stay to suit all budgets and tastes.
South Gloucestershire & South Cotswolds
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South Gloucestershire and the South Cotswolds sit on the doorstep of Bristol and Bath. Largely rural, the areas are characterised by pretty, quintessential English market towns, old churches and traditional country pubs.
If you want to explore the great outdoors, the region has a fantastic choice of activities. From walking and cycling routes set against a backdrop of beautiful rolling hills to adrenaline-fuelled mid-air adventures at Wild Place Project and magical woodland at Westonbirt Arboretum, there’s something to suit all ages and energy levels. Take a look at our Outdoors and Active in South Gloucestershire and South Cotswolds page for more inspiration.
If you’re planning a family holiday or day out, the area is crammed with family-friendly things to do – Berkeley Castle has an exciting events itinerary, yurt café, butterfly house and extensive gardens. There are several wildlife parks in the area, the world’s biggest trampoline area and a vintage railway to keep young'uns and old(er) 'uns entertained!
After all that activity, you’ll need to refuel with some delicious nosh. South Gloucestershire and the South Cotswolds are home to some fantastic dining options – try authentic Indian food at Romy’s in Thornbury, explore the pretty market towns for a wide variety of restaurants and cafés or head out in search of a rustic country pub. Our Places to Eat page has lots of yummy suggestions.
It's too much to fit it all in one day, so why not stay a while - South Gloucestershire has accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes. Choose from a romantic castle hotel to a luxury lodge set in peaceful countryside or a convenient stopover just off the motorway. See our Places to Stay pages for more ideas.