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For many, Gloucestershire
the Cotswolds,the delightful limestone hills that sweepacross the county from Dyrham in the southto Chipping Campden in the north. As wellas providing some of the most gloriousscenery and the prettiest villages in thecountry, the county is also home to thehistoric towns of Cirencester andCheltenham. “The most English and the leastspoiled of all our countryside.” So wrote J BPriestley in 1933 in his
and,more than 70 years later, his verdict wouldsurely have been the same.However, Gloucestershire is not all about
the Cotswolds. To the west, on the RiverSevern, is the ancient city of Gloucester, whilefurther down river is the Vale of Berkeley andhistoric Berkeley Castle. On the opposite bank of the river lies the Forest of Dean. Wild woodland, royal hunting ground, naval timberreserve, important mining and industrialregion: the Forest has been all these, and today its rich and varied landscape provides endlessinterest for walkers, nature-lovers andhistorians. Bounded by the Rivers Severn and Wye, the area has been effectively isolatedfrom the rest of England and Wales and sohas developed a character all its own.