The town of Cheltenham is located in Gloucestershire. It is best known because of the Cheltenham Festival which involves 4 days of horse jump racing where after the winner of the event will be presented with the Gold Cup. This is an event which always takes place in March and the venue is always the Cheltenham Racecourse. Other tourism attractions are the various Regency buildings of which the most notable is the Pittville Pump Room which was in use when Cheltenham was a spa town. There is also the Victorian Everyman Theatre as well as the Wilson museum. Luxury mansions can cost approximately £2.7 million.
In Cotswold district of Gloucestershire you will find the village of Blockley. The nearest town is Moreton-in-Marsh which is only 3 miles from Blockley. As recently as 1931 Blockley was merely an exclave of Worcestershire. Blockley include places such as Aston Magna, Paxford and Draycott as well as Upper Ditchford and Upton. Blockley village is located next to the Blockley Brook which later joins the Knee Brook but all of that water ends up in the River Stour. Luxury villas can cost as much as £2.8 million.
There is also the town of Nailsworth in Gloucestershire which can be found in one of the Stroud Valleys which is situated in Cotswolds next to the A46 road. This is about 25 miles north-east of Bristol but just over 3 miles from Stroud. Nailsworth has a population of just over 6000. Very long ago in medieval times Nailsworth was a little settlement which was located in the confluence of the Woodchester Valley and the Avening Valley through which the Nailsworth Stream was running. Owlpen Manor and Beverston Castle was some of the most notable historic medieval buildings in this interesting region. Valuable properties are available for £4.4 million.
80 miles from London in Gloucestershire is the market town of Cirencester. This town lies along the River Churn which later becomes a tributary of the River Thames. Cirencester is actually the largest town in the Cotswolds. The most important thing to remember about Cirencester is the fact that it is the home of the Royal Agricultural University. This is the very oldest agricultural educational institution in the English-speaking world. In fact this distinguished place of learning has been founded in 1840. Luxury villas can cost as much as £4.9 million.
One of the centuries old villages in Gloucestershire is Badminton. It is divided into two parts known as Little Badminton and also Great Badminton. According to the history of the region the 4th Earl of Worcester, Edward Somerset purchased the manors Great and Little Badminton also referred to as Madmintune and Badimyncgtun in the Domesday Book from Nicholas Boteler in 1612. Those properties were in the Boteler family since 1275. Badminton is home to the residence of the Duke of Beaufort’s known as Badminton House which has been the principal seat of the Somerset family going back to the 17th century. Valuable properties are available for £5.9 million.