Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

Laurie Lee (Cider with Rosie)

Winifred Foley 'A Child in the Forest'

Jilly Cooper

Alice Jolly

J K Rowling

Katie Fford

Dennis Potter

Joanna Trollope

Local directory

Find your perfect cuppa or indulge your sweet cravings by choosing one of these great local companies.

Places to eat and drink

Aunt Martha's Tea-rooms

Brook Cottage

The Branch


GL17 9DB

Well Walk Tea Room

5-6 Royal Well Rd


GL50 3JX

The Bantam Tea Rooms & Guest House

High St

Chipping Campden

GL55 6HB

The Cotswold Tearoom

4 High St


GL56 0AH

Cotswold Garden Tearooms

Digbeth St



GL54 1BN

Sherborne Village Shop & Tea Room


Nr. Northleach

GL54 3DH


Gloucestershire is a county in the south-west of England. Here you'll find glorious scenery such as the Cotswolds, Forest of Dean and Wye Valley (bordering Wales) to name just a few of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Visit Cheltenham for the steeplechase horse race or attend one of its many festivals: jazz, music, food and drink, literature (or course!) or science.

Places to visit

Cotswolds, Forest of Dean, Wye Valley, Cheltenham, The International Centre for Birds of Prey, Tynedale Monument, Chedworth Roman Villa.

Map  by Nilfanion [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons. Not affiliated with The Travelling Reader.

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