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 to see this festive season.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
With Gloucestershire being home to some of the most spectacular trees and forests in the country, it's no surprise that it's home to an array of spectacular Christmas trees, too.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the county, with twinkling lights and beautiful trees taking pride of place in town centres right across Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds. 

SoGlos rounds up seven spectacular Christmas trees to spot when you're out and about this festive season - there's even one in a river! 

Christmas trees at Gloucester Cathedral

There's no better time to visit Gloucester Cathedral than at Christmas, with a huge tree standing proud outside on Cathedral Green and plenty more beautifully decorated trees inside. 

For an extra special evening, its Cathedral Christmas Experience at Night gives visitors a chance to explore the building after dark when the decorations are all lit up, with twinkling light installations in the Cloister, beautiful Christmas trees lighting up the Nave and a magical experience to be had by all. 

Christmas tree in the river at Bourton-on-the-Water

It seems fitting that the Venice of the Cotswolds would have a Christmas tree on the water, too. 

Bourton-on-the-Water's famous tree sits in the River Windrush, creating beautiful reflections on the surface of the water, making for the perfect festive photo opportunity!

Underground Christmas tree at Clearwell Caves

Home to what we can only assume is the county's only subterranean Christmas tree, visitors to Clearwell Caves near Coleford can explore a winter wonderland below ground. 

With a Christmas trail, market stalls, a pop-up café and the chance to meet Father Christmas, it promises to be a completely unique festive experience. 

Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt Arboretum

Lighting up the trees in a rainbow of colours, Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt Arboretum near Tetbury is one of the festive season's most unmissable events. 

Families can follow the magical light trail as the elves hurry to decorate the forest before Father Christmas arrives, admiring the twinkling lights and illuminated spectacles along the way. 

42-foot Christmas tree in Cirencester

Cirencester's Christmas tree takes pride of place just outside the Parish Church in the centre of the pretty Cotswold town. 

The whopping 42-foot tree is a beautiful sight to behold, especially when the sun goes down and the lights are shining. 

Christmas tree at Gloucester Quays

Towering over the centre's Festive Orchard Street Market, Gloucester Quays' huge Christmas tree is spreading festive cheers down at the docks.

As well as admiring the tree and browsing the stalls selling Christmas gifts and treats with a warming mulled wine in hand, visitors can also take to the open-air ice rink at Gloucester Quays, for a properly magical festive day out. 

Christmas tree of light in Broadway

Christmas lights are illuminating the beautiful Cotswold village of Broadway, with its tree of light shining brightly in memory of locals' loved ones. 

The gold-lit tree is one of many festive sights, with another spectacular tree outside Cotswold Court and Broadway Deli going to town with its Christmas decorations, too! 

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