A visit to the castle and its award-winning grounds is a must. The impressive gardens include hundreds of varieties of roses. Ensure you allow enough time to peruse the many art and historical exhibitions on offer too.
Winchecombe, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 5JD,
+44 (0)1242 604 244
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
Travel out of the city to take in the Victorian country landscape of Gloucestershire. With 17 miles of accessible paths, you'll enjoy an incredible view of some 16,000 trees and un-touched greenery.
Westonbirt, Tetbury, Gloucester GL8 8QS,
+44 (0)1666 880 220
As well as viewing this beautiful building, walk around the picturesque gardens and enjoy the exhibition in the Tribune Gallery. And with occasional concerts, lectures and workshops on offer, it's worth checking what's on.
12 College Green, Gloucester GL1 2LX ,
+44 (0)1452 528 095