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Follow your own spiritual path – Gloucester Cathedral

Tip 16 – Follow Your Own Spiritual Path This spot has been a place of Christian worship for over 1300 years since Osric, an Anglo Saxon prince founded the site of the cathedral in 678 AD. By 1066 there was a thriving monastery here which by 1089 was being extended to the magnificent abbey church we see today. In 1216 Henry the Third was crowned here and in 1541 the Abbey church became a cathedral... read more

Acquiring perspective and balance – Bibury Court Hotel

Tip 14 – Acquiring Perspective and Balance Bibury Court Hotel is a stunning eighteen bedroom Jacobean Mansion that dates from Tudor times. Set in six acres of beautiful gardens a stone’s throw from Bibury village and with the trout-rich river Coln flowing through its grounds Bibury Court Hotel is the perfect place for a cream tea or a stroll beside the river. With a popular restaurant that won... read more

Plan it then do it – Minster Lovell Dovecote

Tip 32 – Plan it then do it! Between the pretty village of Minster Lovell and the ruins of Minster Lovell Hall beside the river Windrush stands the iconic Minster Lovell Dovecote. This splendid example of a medieval dovecote has survived the centuries better than the main hall and is today complete with hundreds of nesting boxes in which doves and pigeons were raised to provide a regular supply of... read more

Open your mind to all possibilities – Lechlade Christmas Shop

Tip 1 – Open your mind to all possibilities For 25 years the Christmas shop in Lechlade has been delighting both adults and children in its beautiful ‘Aladdin’s Cave‘ of Christmas gifts and decorations. With decorations made in different parts of Europe, but mostly traditionally German, there are so many wonderful things to explore that the shop evokes the spirit of Christmas all... read more

The Joy of Learning – Burford

Tip 91 – The joy of learning Burford is the quintessential Cotswold town that often comes out in surveys as being one of the desirable places to live in the UK. It has an idyllic setting with the town gently rising uphill from the banks of the River Windrush with lovely shops to explore and many hidden treasures to stumble upon. It was the wool of the Cotswolds that brought the town its medieval... read more

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