Discover Gloucestershire

Explore what your life at the University of Gloucestershire in England could look like!

 Discover Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucestershire offers the best of both city and country living. It’s as vibrant and innovative as it is historic and beautiful. With campuses located in Cheltenham and Gloucester, we’re home to the UK’s largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with close access to world-famous festivals, international-standard sports facilities, and an eclectic mix of music, venues, and nightlife.

Where is Gloucestershire?

Gloucestershire is a county in the Southwest of England. Whether you want to be immersed in the city and experience vibrant nightlife and fast-paced living or live in the countryside and get in touch with the calm of nature, Gloucestershire offers the best of both worlds.

Gloucestershire is surrounded by London, Bristol, Cardiff, Newport, Swindon, Worcester, and Oxford. So, exploring England is easy! And you don’t have to worry about transportation. Whether you drive, take a bus, or need to get to an airport, traveling to and from the University of Gloucestershire is a breeze!

Top 10 activities in Gloucestershire

There are so many unique things to do in Gloucestershire, check out some of our top choices:

1. Paddle boarding

Go stand-up paddle boarding in the historic Gloucester Docks, or on the River Severn.

2. The Warehouse

Once a Victorian warehouse — now transformed into an indoor climbing and caving centre.

3. Vintage cinema

The 1930s-themed Sherborne Cinema screens the latest releases as well as vintage classics.

4. Ski and snowboard

Gloucester has its very own dry ski slope so you can do winter sports all year round.

5. Outdoor swimming

The Cheltenham Lido is one of the largest outdoor swimming pools in the UK, and they offer a student rate.

6. The Frog and Fiddle

Enjoy weekly gigs from local and touring artists at The Frog and Fiddle. Many of our own students perform here too!

7. Boating on the lake

Hire a rowing boat to explore the lake in Pittville Park or use the tennis courts, golf course, and skate park.

8. Cycling in the forest

Take your own bike or hire one and explore the cycling routes and trails in the Forest of Dean.

9. Cotswold horse riding

Visit beautiful Cotswold villages and countryside by horseback.

10. Happy hour

Choose from over 500 pubs, clubs, and bars in both Gloucester and Cheltenham.

Find out what Gloucestershire can offer you:

At the University of Gloucestershire you’ll get the best of a big university experience with the support of our diverse, close-knit community. Come see what Gloucestershire’s all about!

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