Hume Cottage is located in the district of Stroud, at the heart of the Cotswolds – an area famed for its natural beauty and quintessential “Englishness”.
You can find useful information about the area at the following:
The Cotswolds Website
A tourism website written by people who live and work in area – it provides practical information on things to do, instructions for getting around, maps and more.
Tel: 01242 522 878 Website: http://www.the-cotswolds.org/
Cotswolds District Council Online
Visit this site for more information on living, working and visiting the Cotswolds and the Cirencester area close by to Hume Cottage.
Tel: 01285 654 180 Website: http://www.cotswold.gov.uk
The Stroud District Council
The official district council website with information on living, working and visiting the Stroud area.
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm
Ebley Mill, Stoud GL5 4UB, UK
Tel: 01453 766321 Website: http://www.stroud.gov.uk/home.asp
Stroud Tourist Information Centre
Alternatively, you may like to visit the tourist information office in Stroud to find out more about events happening in the region.
The Subscription Rooms, George Street, Stroud, GL5 1AE, UK
Tel: 01453 760960 Website: www.visitthecotswolds.org.uk
Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester GL7 2BX
Tel: (0)1285 654 180 /(0)1285 654 180 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Map & Directions: Cirencester VIC
If you love country living, you’ll absolutely adore exploring the region! Many of our guests quite happily spend their days wandering through the lovely country lanes and villages nearby, going where chance takes them. Nevertheless, here’re just some of the countless attractions nearby:
Minchinhampton is a lovely ancient market town, located on a hilltop 3 miles from Hume Cottage. Nearby Minchinhampton Common is a recreation area for walkers and golfers, 580 acres of which is owned by the National Trust. The main square has a 17th-century Market House where a market is held every Thursday. There are two churches in Minchinhampton – Holy Trinity (Anglican) and Minchinhampton Baptist Church.
- Minchinhampton Parish website
- Minchinhampton Market House
- Holy Trinity Church
- Minchinhampton Baptist Church
Cirencester is a market town in Gloucestershire, and is the largest town in the Cotswold region. It is the ancient site for the Roman city of Corinium. Self-guided walking tours take you through the town, allowing you to explore different aspects of its history and architecture. Visit the Corinium Museum, Cirencester Park and more.
Park Street, Cirencester GL7 2BX, United Kingdom
Tel: 01285 655 611 Website: www.cotswold.gov.uk
This award winning museum houses one of the finest and largest collections of Romano-British archaeological remains found locally around Cirencester.
On Cotswold Avenue is the site of a Roman amphitheatre which, while buried, retains its shape in the earthen topography of the small park setting. Cirencester was one of the most substantial cities of Roman-era Britain.
Church of St. John the Baptist
The Church of St. John the Baptist, Cirencester is renowned for its perpendicular porch, fan vaults and merchants’ tombs.
Cheltenham Art Gallery
Clarence Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50, UK
Tel: 01242 237 431 Website: cheltenhammuseum.org.uk
Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum was opened in 1899. It offers free admission, and has a programme of special exhibitions including a world renowned Arts & Crafts Movement collection.
National Waterways Museum
Llanthony Warehouse, The Docks, Gloucester GL1 2EH, UK
Tel: 01452 318 220 Website: nwm.org.uk
Discover the history of Britain’s waterways with interactive displays and galleries laid out on three floors of a Victorian warehouse.
Prinknash Bird & Deer Park
Prinknash, Cranham, Gloucester GL4 8EU, UK
Tel: 01452 812 727 Website: thebirdpark.co.uk
A deer park with fallow deer, pygmy goats, peacocks, Indian blue and white and crown cranes and numerous species of waterfowl and exotic pheasants.
The Birthplace of Holst
4 Clarence Road, Cheltenham GL52 2AY, UK
Tel: 01242 524 846 Website: holstmuseum.org.uk
Holst Birthplace Museum is a Regency terrace house where Gustav Holst, composer of The Planets, was born in 1874. The house tells the story of the man and his music, including a display of many of his personal belongings.
12 College Green, Gloucester GL1 2LX, UK Tel:01452 528 095 Website: gloucestercathedral.org.uk
One of the most beautiful medieval buildings in the country with magnificent stained glass, royal tombs, fan-vaulted medieval cloisters and a rich musical heritage. Open daily from 8am until Evensong.
The city of Bath in Somerset was established as a spa resort by the Romans in AD43. Baths and temples were built along naturally occuring hotspring around the city and on the surrounding hills in the valley of the River Avon. Its popularity as a spa resort was revived in the Georgian era, leaving a heritage of exemplary Georgian architecture in Bath stone. Bath was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1987. The city has a variety of theatres, museums, and other cultural and sporting venues, which have helped to make it a major centre for tourism.
AVEBURY & STONE HENGE
Avebury is the site of a large henge and several stone circles surrounding the village of Avebury in the English county of Wiltshire. It is one of the finest and largest Neolithic monuments in Europe, about 5,000 years old. Although older than the megalithic stages of Stonehenge 32 kilometres (20 mi) to the south, the two monuments are broadly contemporary overall. Avebury is roughly midway between the towns of Marlborough and Calne, just off the main A4 road on the northbound A4361 towards Wroughton. The henge is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a World Heritage Site.
VALE OF THE WHITE HORSE
The Vale of White Horse is a local government district of Oxfordshire. It is a geographically distinct region, lying between the Berkshire Downs and the River Thames, named after the prehistoric Uffington White Horse.
Westonbirt Arboretum is an arboretum near Tetbury in Gloucestershire, England, perhaps the most important and widely known arboretum in the United Kingdom. It is managed by the Forestry Commission, which also manages Bedgebury Pinetum. The arboretum comprises some 18,000 trees and shrubs, over an area of approximately 600 acres (2.4 km²). Its 17 miles (27 km) of marked paths are popular with visitors, and provide access to a wide variety of rare plants. Westonbirt backs onto the Highgrove estate of HRH the Prince of Wales.
- Enchanted Wood at Westonbirt Arboretum
- Westonbirt Arboretum – Forestry Commission
- The Westonbirt map – interactive map with ability to search for and highlight particular species
- Images and some highlights of Westonbirt Arboretum
Cheese-Rolling at Cooper’s Hill
The Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake is an annual event held on the Spring Bank Holiday at Cooper’s Hill, near Gloucester in the Cotswolds region of England. It is traditionally done by and for the people of Brockworth – the local village, but now people from all over the world arrive to take part. Website: cheese-rolling.co.uk