Saturday, 7 March 2020

Counties of the UK: Gloucestershire

This is the next instalment of my monthly feature going through the Counties of the UK in alphabetical order to check out things of interest.  I hope you enjoy it

Wikipedia has one of the notable things about the county being that it has an annual cheese-rolling contest. in case you were wondering the cheese used is Double Gloucester – duh! It's been going on since at least 1826

Location – A South-Western county which has a border with Wales


County seat – Gloucester

Unusual village names – Upper & Lower Slaughter

Flower – Wild Daffodil

Signature foods – Double Gloucester Cheese, Gloucester Cheese & Ale Pie, Gloucester Pancakes

Famous places to visit – Gloucester Cathedral, Sudeley Castle, Badminton House (yes, the sport was named after it), Neolithic remains at Randwick, Chipping Campden, Cheltenham

Famous people from Gloucestershire – JK Rowling, Wayne Barnes (controversial Rugby referee), Eddie the Eagle Edwards, Gustav Holst (composer), Vaughan-Williams (composer)

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