Gloucestershire Culture hot lists

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30 fascinating facts you didn't know about Cheltenham Festival

Discover 30 fun facts and figures about Cheltenham Festival, including the millions of pounds spent, number of helicopters...

12 iconic sights in Cheltenham

From magnificent architecture to picture-perfect parks, SoGlos is celebrating 12 of the town's most iconic sights in this hot...

14 new hobbies to try in Gloucestershire this year

Try something new in 2023, with SoGlos's pick of fun and interesting hobbies to turn your hand to in Gloucestershire – with...

23 exciting things to look forward to in Cheltenham in 2023

Cheltenham promises a year of excitement in 2023, bringing famous faces, three Michelin star dining, new musicals, a rooftop...

9 of the best places to see snowdrops in Gloucestershire

Lace up your walking boots and discover 9 of the best places to see snowdrops in Gloucestershire – home to some of the country’s...

9 pieces of winter art to add fresh energy to your Gloucestershire home

Warm up your walls this winter with some atmospheric artwork as Cheltenham's Paragon Art Gallery offers some inspiration if you're...

23 exciting things to look forward to in Stroud in 2023

There’s so much to look forward to in Stroud in 2023 – from brand-new developments and festivals to cow spotting and outdoor...

16 of the best annual passes in Gloucestershire

From animal attractions and castles to glorious gardens and museums, SoGlos has found 16 of the best annual passes that...

14 interesting things you can learn in your spare time with South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

With a vast range of part-time courses starting in 2023, learn how to line dance, master forms of artistry like life drawing and...

10 unmissable things to do in Gloucestershire this January

From horse racing action on New Year’s Day to throwing on the tartan for Burns Night celebrations, get your year off to an...

7 tree-mendous Gloucestershire Christmas trees to see

The Christmas trees are up and the lights are shining across Gloucestershire - and SoGlos has handpicked seven spectacular trees...

10 of the best experience days in Gloucestershire

With everything from adrenaline pumping obstacle courses and off-road adventures to vineyard tours and water sports, SoGlos rounds...

11 incredible Christmas gifts to buy from the Forest of Dean

Pick up unique presents and support local businesses this Christmas, with SoGlos handpicking 11 incredible gifts from the Forest...

13 Christmas charity initiatives to support in Gloucestershire

The season of goodwill is upon us and SoGlos has rounded up 13 Christmas charity initiatives in Gloucestershire to support during...

13 free things to do in Gloucestershire this Christmas

Christmas celebrations in Gloucestershire don’t have to cost a fortune, thanks to SoGlos’s round up of 13 free things to do in the...

9 sensational Christmas shopping destinations to visit by train from Gloucestershire

From the biggest designer and high street stores to quirky shopping arcades, SoGlos handpicks nine sensational Christmas shopping...

14 crafty weekend workshops to try this winter at New Brewery Arts

When the weather turns cold, fend off the winter blues by embracing your creativity and making some new friends at one of New...

13 fantastic festive things to do in Tewkesbury this Christmas

Tewkesbury is getting well and truly into the festive spirit, with so much going on this Christmas 2022 - from its popular family...

17 magical Christmas light displays in Gloucestershire

With Christmas lights being switched on and illuminated trails shining brightly across the county, it’s time to get festive with...

16 beautiful handmade gifts for under £30 from New Brewery Arts

With an impressive range of handmade, sustainable gifts for less than £30, from Tatty Devine jewellery to 3D printed vases made...

10 Gloucestershire carol concerts to get you in the festive spirit

From classic carols and choral music to festive favourites, SoGlos has picked out 10 seasonal concerts in Gloucestershire to get...

13 fabulously festive Christmas markets in Gloucestershire

Want to start ticking off some of those gifts on your nice list? Gloucestershire’s Christmas markets have you covered in 2022.

10 seasonal activities to try at Burleigh Court this autumn and winter

From seven-course supper clubs to 'whodunit' murder mystery evenings, Burleigh Court Hotel is a hub of activity this season, with...

9 of the most exciting Gloucestershire properties on the market in November 2022

From a house with a secret tunnel, to an estate where you can make your own wine, SoGlos's popular Gloucestershire property series...

8 unusual items you can recycle using Waste Wizard in Gloucestershire

From paint and batteries to wetsuits and pizza boxes, Gloucestershire County Council's 'Waste Wizard' initiative is helping people...

9 of the best Christmas markets to visit by train from Gloucestershire

From Victorian Christmas markets to London’s biggest festive event, SoGlos handpicks our favourite festive markets to travel to by...

12 Gloucestershire wreath making workshops to get you in the festive spirit

Bursting with fresh foliage, berries, bells and ribbons, we’ve rounded up the best wreath making workshops in Gloucestershire and...

9 pieces of autumn artwork to add atmosphere to your Gloucestershire home

An eclectic collection is on show at Montpellier’s Paragon Gallery in Cheltenham, with a new autumn range to suit budgets of all...

20 of the most haunted places in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is home to some of the most haunted places in the UK – with 20 making SoGlos's spooky hot list. Cue evil laugh...

16 Gloucestershire independent bookshops for your literature fix

Whether you're hunting for a first edition, second-hand paperback or children’s classic, SoGlos has rounded up 16 independent...

13 wicked ways for grown-ups to celebrate Halloween in Gloucestershire

From classic horror screenings to ghost tours, prepare for a scare this Halloween as SoGlos rounds up 13 wicked ways for grown-ups...

26 fun places to take the kids when it rains in Gloucestershire

Whether it's starting to drizzle or you just fancy trying out a new indoor activity, check out SoGlos's comprehensive hot list of...

10 of the spookiest places to visit by train from Gloucestershire

Enjoy a terrifyingly fun family day trip this Halloween half term, with SoGlos handpicking some of the spookiest places that you...

10 spots to see stunning autumn colour in Gloucestershire

Embrace the new season with SoGlos's round up of 10 places to see dazzling displays of autumn colour in Gloucestershire.

21 eco-friendly independent retailers in the Stroud district

The Stroud district is well-known for its eco-friendly ethos - and in this hot list, SoGlos rounds up 21 independent retailers...

18 student hot spots in Cheltenham

With plenty of venues that offer student discounts on everything from meals and drinks to activities to enjoy with your mates,...

7 simple ways you can get involved with #SecondhandSeptember in Gloucestershire

Packed with ideas for re-purposing clothes, refreshing your wardrobe in a sustainable way and helping to reduce the carbon...

11 Heritage Open Days to visit by train from Gloucestershire

Discover a swathe of fascinating days out this September 2022, with SoGlos's pick of Heritage Open Days you can get to on a GWR...

14 Gloucestershire venues with a fascinating history

From royal visits and literary links to fiery deaths and underground tunnels, discover 14 restaurants, pubs and hotels in...

16 crafty weekend workshops to try this autumn at New Brewery Arts

From travel journaling and still life drawing to creating needlefelt birds, if you’ve always wanted to give arts and crafts a go,...

9 affordable spa experiences in Gloucestershire

Treat yourself, or someone special, to a luxurious spa day without breaking the bank, with SoGlos handpicking some of the most...

10 exciting new things to discover at The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum

After a £500,000 transformation, Cheltenham's The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum is open again, with so much to discover including...

16 amazing attractions within an hour's drive of Gloucestershire

Treat your family to a day out to remember without the long car journey, with 16 of the best days out within an hour of...

12 completely FREE things you can learn with South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

Whether you're looking to discover more about health and nutrition, try out a new language, or even gain a qualification in...

9 pieces of summer inspired art for your Gloucestershire home

A sunshine filled collection is on show at Montpellier’s Paragon Gallery in Cheltenham, with a fresh summer range to suit budgets...

11 of the coolest sports to try in Gloucestershire this summer

Whether you want to pick up a new hobby, or make memories with friends and family, our pick of the coolest sports to have a go at...

100 things to do as a family in Gloucestershire

SoGlos rounds up a whopping 100 ideas for family days out in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds, to keep those calendars busy for...

11 artists from Cotswold galleries you'll want in your home

With everything from animal sculptures to captivating landscapes, introducing some artwork is the perfect way to spruce up your...

10 top things to do in Gloucester

Visit Gloucester’s historic cathedral or cheer on the famous Cherry and Whites – with SoGlos rounding up 10 top things to do in...

9 artistic workshops to try at Kingshill House

From nature inspired ceramics to beautifully curated floral arrangements, discover some of the very best artistic workshops to try...

9 hidden gems to visit on Cheltenham’s Winchcombe Street

From cafés and restaurants to barbers and even escape rooms, SoGlos has rounded up 9 independent businesses on Winchcombe Street...

9 ways to go green in Gloucestershire

From thinking twice about transport to championing local produce, SoGlos finds 9 simple solutions for going green in...

8 days out to enjoy by Stagecoach bus from Gloucestershire

With fantastic value family tickets and plenty of destinations to choose from, hop on a Stagecoach West bus and get out to explore...

19 royally good ways to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Gloucestershire

Dust off the bunting and get ready for a long weekend of street parties, afternoon tea and Pimm’s, as Gloucestershire celebrates...

18 things to do in Stroud

SoGlos handpicks 18 things to do in Stroud – from discovering foodie gems and picking up unique crafts to enjoying the glorious...

10 glorious Gloucestershire locations to enjoy open-air theatre

Spanning beautiful gardens, unique amphitheatres and historic castles, pack a picnic and enjoy an alfresco performance at one of...

19 of the south west’s ultimate family experiences

The south west of England is home to so many incredible experiences, with something for every family member – from wildlife-loving...

11 of the craziest events in Gloucestershire

From world-famous antics such as the Cheese Rolling to more quietly quirky county traditions, SoGlos takes a look at the craziest...

8 charming towns and villages to explore in the Stroud district

The Stroud district is brimming with charming places to explore, from buzzing towns to picturesque villages – and even a medieval...

5 Cotswolds interiors trends for 2022

From the use of natural and comforting linens to introducing stylish and sustainable furniture to your home, SoGlos rounds up some...

8 crafty weekend workshops to try this summer at New Brewery Arts

Flex your crafting muscles and get creative with a weekend workshop at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester this summer.

11 places to get active outdoors in the Cotswolds

From exhilarating quad biking experiences to more tranquil, self-guided sensory walks, SoGlos has found 11 places to get active...

11 of the best places to see bluebells in Gloucestershire

Get your spring flower fix at 11 of the best places to see bluebells in Gloucestershire.

24 hours in Gloucestershire

Just have 24 hours to spend in Gloucestershire? Take a whistle-stop tour of some of the top places in the county.

48 hours in Gloucestershire

Spend a glorious weekend in Gloucestershire, taking in everything from chocolate-box Cotswold towns to delicious food and drink –...

3 days in Gloucestershire

Whether you’re hoping for a leisurely long weekend or action-packed mid-week break in gorgeous Gloucestershire, SoGlos has...

7 days in Gloucestershire

Make the most of a week-long holiday in Gloucestershire with SoGlos’s seven-day itinerary showcasing the very best of the county.

12 pieces of art to add spring colour to your Gloucestershire home

A blossoming new collection is on show at Montpellier’s Paragon Gallery in Cheltenham, with a fresh spring range for all budgets...

7 reasons you need to experience Longborough Festival Opera this summer

One of the most unique cultural events in the Cotswolds, Longborough Festival Opera is gearing up for its summer season of...

12 of the most Instagrammable places in Gloucestershire

For a picture-perfect Instagram feed, look no further than gorgeous Gloucestershire – with SoGlos handpicking 12 of the county’s...

10 brilliant family days out in the Cotswolds

From fairytale inspired farms to historical adventures, SoGlos rounds up 10 of the most brilliant, family-friendly days out in the...

11 things to do in Cirencester

Cirencester is brimming with cultural attractions and rich heritage, as well as places to enjoy culinary delights. Rounding up the...

11 of the cutest spring baby animals to 'aww' at in Gloucestershire

Loveable lambs, perfect piglets and charming chicks are just some of the cutest new arrivals being born as the weather warms up –...

12 dog-friendly places to dine in the Cotswolds

From well-loved Michelin star restaurants and bistros to one of England’s oldest inns, discover some of the best locations to dine...

13 stunning beauty spots to visit around the Forest of Dean

Boasting spectacular viewpoints, diverse wildlife and landscapes shaped by ancient history, venture into the Forest of Dean to...

5 Netflix shows with a Gloucestershire connection to binge on

From the raunchy second season of Bridgerton to Sex Education, discover SoGlos’s pick of five hit Netflix series to get stuck...

8 hidden gems in the Forest of Dean

From the best places to sip real ale or sample Stinking Bishop, to historic structures that proudly champion its heritage,...

10 unmissable things to do in Gloucestershire this April

From grooving at the 25th annual Cheltenham Jazz Festival to celebrating Easter in the county, discover 10 unmissable things to do...

12 ways to help Ukrainian refugees in Gloucestershire

From giving money to charities to donating goods to be sent to the Polish border, SoGlos shares 12 ways people in Gloucestershire...

6 ways The Festival will be different in 2022

The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse just keeps getting better and better - and no two years are ever the same. In 2022,...

22 exciting things to look forward to in the Forest of Dean in 2022

Spanning arts festivals, onion fayres and the chance to see daffodils spring up across the Golden Triangle, there’s so much to...

12 glorious gardens in Gloucestershire

Embrace the great outdoors and discover horticultural heaven with a trip to one of Gloucestershire's gorgeous gardens.

11 places to see gorgeous spring colours in Gloucestershire

Make the most of Gloucestershire’s great outdoors this season by visiting 11 of the best places to see spring colours in the...

12 fun family days out within an hour and a half’s train journey from Gloucestershire

Explore fascinating museums, get hands on with science and meet furry friends on a fantastic family day out on a Great Western...

12 reasons to visit Painswick Rococo Garden all year round

From carpets of daffodils in the spring to sampling produce from the garden during harvest season, discover 12 unmissable...

7 reasons why spring is Westonbirt Arboretum’s best-kept secret

Spring is bringing new life to one of Gloucestershire’s most popular attractions, with flowering magnolias and blossoming cherry...

16 of the most accessible attractions in Gloucestershire

Find a family day out that’s fun for everyone as SoGlos rounds up 16 of Gloucestershire’s most accessible attractions.

The Gloucestershire Bucket List

Handpicked by the team of journalists at SoGlos, The Gloucestershire Bucket List is the definitive collection of 100 ultimate...

12 wonderful ways to boost your mental wellbeing in Gloucestershire

Maintaining and improving your mental wellbeing has never been more important – and there’s plenty of ways to give your brain a...

10 dog-friendly cottages in the Cotswolds

SoGlos rounds up 10 stunning Cotswold cottages that welcome furry friends, so you and your dogs can enjoy all that this designated...

7 things you can get fixed at a repair café in Gloucestershire

From phone screens to teddy bears, repair cafés across Gloucestershire are helping people to mend their broken items for free –...

10 relaxing spa days within an hour and a half’s train journey from Gloucestershire

Take some time to unwind and treat yourself to a relaxing spa day, with SoGlos rounding up 10 spa destinations you can get to by...

22 exciting things to look forward to in the Cotswolds in 2022

SoGlos has sought out 22 of the most exciting things to look forward to in the Cotswolds in 2022, from unmissable events to...

40 incredible independent Gloucestershire businesses

Gloucestershire has so many incredible independent businesses, from trusted estate agents like Naylor Powell to artisan food and...

22 exciting things to look forward to in Gloucester in 2022

There’s so much going on in Gloucester in 2022, from incredible new developments like The Forum to the welcome return of some of...

8 independent eco-friendly businesses in Gloucestershire

Make a big difference with some small changes, helped by some of Gloucestershire’s best independent eco-friendly businesses.

4 festive places to celebrate Christmas in the Forest of Dean

From marvelling at sparkling lights to meeting Santa Claus himself, pay a visit to the enchanting Forest of Dean to soak up the...

12 unmissable music events in Gloucestershire

From purpose-built opera houses hosting summer performances to big name pop artists and rock stars, Gloucestershire’s calendar is...

12 places to shop for Christmas gifts in Gloucester

Shop local this Christmas 2021 and find the perfect present in one of Gloucester’s incredible venues.

7 development projects in Gloucester to watch

Gloucester is undergoing a huge transformation with a whole host of projects taking place in the city, including new university...

30 ways to celebrate #GlosDay in Gloucestershire

Keeping the momentum of #GlosDay going, Visit Gloucestershire is highlighting 30 things to do and see in the county over the next...

18 places to dine with a view in Gloucestershire

Discover where to enjoy fantastic food and a beautiful backdrop, with SoGlos's pick of 18 places to dine with a view in...

7 spots to reconnect with nature and boost your wellbeing in Gloucestershire

From forest bathing to soaking up fresh air, take some time to breathe and reconnect with nature – making the most of...

10 unique activities to try in the Cotswolds

Whether you live locally or are visiting for a staycation, SoGlos shares 10 unique activities to try in the Cotswolds – with some...

10 unique family experiences in the Cotswolds

There’s so much more to the Cotswolds than quaint villages and rolling countryside, with SoGlos sharing 10 unique experiences...

7 fascinating towns and villages to explore in the Forest of Dean

From vintage cinemas and Norman castles to microbreweries and craft centres, tap into a world of local history, culture and good...

9 unique places to eat when you visit the Cotswolds

From cult dessert clubs to repurposed prisons, discover 9 unique places to eat in the Cotswolds that are sure to impress visitors...

9 charming Cotswold towns and villages to explore this spring

With good weather on the way and some lockdown restrictions easing in April 2021, the Cotswolds is beginning to welcome visitors...

15 of the best places for a dinner date in Gloucestershire

If you're looking for somewhere to take your other half, or perhaps you need to drop the hint for someone special to take you out,...

9 places to hold a grown-up birthday party in Gloucestershire

Age is just a number, so throw a celebration! SoGlos has rounded up 9 of the best places in Gloucestershire to host a grown-up...

14 quintessential Cotswold inns

With cosy nooks, great food and spectacular views, these 14 idyllic Cotswold inns are positively brimming with countryside...

7 Cheltenham organisations paving the way for science and technology

With some of the world's leading organisations paving the way for science and technology right here in Gloucestershire, SoGlos has...

9 iconic moments in Cheltenham's history

With everything from the first ever student at Cheltenham Ladies' College actually being a boy, to the first ever Cheltenham...

7 valuable reasons your business should hire an apprentice now

From cutting costs on recruitment to increasing productivity, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College has shared 7 valuable...

14 places to volunteer in Gloucestershire

From nurturing wildlife to supporting the fight against Covid-19, volunteering is a great way to give something back to the local...

12 educational and fun days out in Gloucestershire

Make learning fun with SoGlos’s 12 picks for family days out in Gloucestershire that are both educational AND fun.

15 fascinating historical facts about Gloucester

From royalty and Roman remains, to world-breaking windows and cheese production, SoGlos unearths 15 fascinating historical facts...

26 free things to do in Gloucestershire

Put your wallet away and discover 26 free things to do in Gloucestershire throughout the year.

17 places to buy great art at sensible prices

Track down the perfect piece of art for your home or office in Gloucestershire, with options to suit all budgets.

7 incredible places to discover in the Cotswolds

From gorgeous gardens to historic homes, SoGlos selects seven must-visit destinations that need to be on your Cotswold bucket...

9 Gloucestershire activities for adrenaline junkies

These adrenaline-fuelled activities in Gloucestershire are great for those who think of themselves as a bit of a thrill seeker,...

14 of the best Cotswold tearooms

Find 14 of the best Cotswold tea rooms in SoGlos's hot list. From superb sandwiches, fluffy scones and delicious cakes, to tasty...

29 of the best Cotswold pub walks

SoGlos selects 29 of the best Cotswold pub with walks, combining picture-perfect routes with cosy rest stops for a quintessential...

12 things to do in the Cotswolds

If you're itching to get out and about in the Cotswolds, SoGlos has rounded up 12 must-do things to tick off your bucket list this...

10 Christmas activities for families in Gloucestershire

Have your elf a merry little Christmas with SoGlos's round up of 10 Christmas activities for families in Gloucestershire this...

8 of the most extravagant parties you could throw in the Cotswolds

Whether you have a birthday, anniversary or wedding coming up, make it one to remember at these extravagant venues in the...

14 picture-perfect Cotswold destinations

Ranging from tourist hot spots and bustling market towns to hidden havens, SoGlos selects 14 picture-perfect destinations in the...

8 reasons to visit the Royal International Air Tattoo

One of the largest military airshows in the world, the Royal International Air Tattoo is back for 2019 and SoGlos has picked a...

11 hidden Cotswold gems

Romantic gardens, historical havens, and quintessential tearooms are a handful of hidden Cotswold gems, just waiting to be...