1 The Vale of White Horse
The vale takes its name from the huge, prehistoric horse cut into the chalk of the Berkshire Downs.
One of Britain’s most captivating cities, with dozens of historic colleges, memorable museums and an enjoyably lively undergraduate atmosphere.
Self-styled “Capital of the Cotswolds”, with a bustling marketplace overlooked by the superb Gothic church of St John the Baptist.
4 Chipping Campden
Perfectly preserved medieval wool town, with honey-coloured houses lining its historic main street.
5 Festivals in Cheltenham
Cheltenham’s three-day National Hunt Festival is one of the highlights of the British racing calendar, while the town also boasts lively festivals dedicated to folk, jazz, classical music, literature and science.
6 Gloucester Cathedral
The earliest – and one of the finest – examples of English Perpendicular architecture, topped by a magnificent tower.