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Home to the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire is known for its ‘chocolate box’ style of property, rich heritage and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Towns such as Cheltenham, Stroud and Painswick have become very desirable areas to move to, with their grand architecture, great schooling and strong links to London, Bristol and Birmingham.
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Spotlight on The Cotswolds
About the Area
Cheltenham is the central town in the area, famous for its architecture, lovely parks, great hopping and world renowned festivals. The desirable Roman town of Cirencester is often referred to as the Capital of the Cotswolds and the bustling North Cotswold village of roadway offers sophisticated village living in the heart of the Cotswolds.
If you are looking for an active life and adventure, the area offers so much. The location is ideal for anyone with an interest in horses whether riding or watching as Cheltenham is home to the National Hunt Festival at Prestbury Park racecourse. The Cotswold Way, a national walking trail takes in an array of beautiful views. Or if fabulous shops and restaurants are more your style, then Cheltenham and Cirencester and the village of Broadway offer great shopping, Michelin Starred restaurants and cosy country pubs.
The Cotswolds cover an area that is well located for access to the M4 & M5 and the A40/ M40 plus there is a regular direct train service to London Paddington, Birmingham, Bristol and International Airports at Bristol and Birmingham.
There is an excellent choice of schools throughout the Cotswolds area, however Cheltenham is particularly renowned for its schools notably Cheltenham Ladies College, Cheltenham College, Dean Close and Pates Grammar and Cirencester is home to the Royal Agricultural University.