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.


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


Our box included House of Glass by Susan Fletcher.



Included: book, tea, bookmark, chocolate, soap, bath melt, photos, journal charm, photos, travel information, personalised postcard.

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

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