Norman Keep, Medieval castle and assaulted during the Civil War, it's rich in history. Extensive gardens and butterfly house. Family activities and special events throughout the year. (including jousting).
Edward II was imprisoned and then executed here and then buried in Gloucester Cathedral, why not make a day of it and go and see both.
Tours of the Castle with Charles Berkeley. Also a popular Wedding venue. Open Sunday to Wednesday each week.
Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ
Set on the hillside overlooking the Golden Valley, Burleigh Court Hotel has wonderful views. An 18th-century Cotswold-stone manor house, the hotel boasts a large garden, which is listed in the Good Garden Guide, as well as an restaurant and a bar. Afternoon Tea is a speciality as well as Sunday lunch.
Burleigh, Minchinhampton, GL5 2PF
Stylish rooms, a sublime spa, amazing spaces to eat and meet… and 220 glorious acres.
Bring the family, bring a certain someone and absolutely bring your appetite. For top-notch feasting, re-imagined relaxation and a little outdoor adventure.
Calcot & Spa, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8YJ
Picturesque golf club on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment. Playable all year round, par 71, just over 6,000 yards. Visitors welcome and great value. Call the Golf Shop in advance, no handicap certificate is required, see Dress Code.
Upper Rushmire, Wotton Under Edge, GL12 7PT
It feels a lot like having your own house for your wedding day with staff to look after you! A 24 hour bar license means no midnight cut off; continue the party.
With 32 bedrooms, there is plenty of space for guests to stay and meet up for a delicious breakfast the following morning!
Eastington Park, Stonehouse, GL10 3RY
Magnificent 18th century house set in a country estate, amidst gardens, lakes & woodlands. Stay for Bed & breakfast or hire for exclusive use house parties. Romantic parkland surrounding the house can be booked for wedding receptions & photographs.
The Green Frampton on Severn, GL2 7EX
A 17th century Cotswold stone barn nestled in its very own secret valley, amidst breathtaking scenery and acres of rural charm. The barn and surroundings are a photographers dream with amazing views from every angle. The perfect countryside wedding venue.
Photo credit: Gemma Gaskins Photography
Binley Farm, Kingscote, Tetbury GL8 8YE, GL8 8YE
A truly unique Asian inspired venue set in 28 acres of strolling grounds. A relaxed and joyful setting for every occasion. Licenced to host indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies. Ideal for 25 to 200 guests. Accommodation for up to 28. This includes the 9 bedroom house, as well as 4 private en-suite bedrooms and a honeymoon lodge. Frankly it's a bit special!!
Kingscote, Nr Tetbury,, GL8 8YA
Tucked away in a side street of this beautiful village is a special place to stay. Stylish decor on the inside, with 16 lovely bedrooms, a cozy bar, a pool and games room next to one of the lounges, spa treatment rooms, and a great restaurant.
BUT if all that sees a little out of your budget, never fear, we recommend the afternoon tea in front of the fireplace in the upstairs lounge, a little bit of affordable heaven. But do book. Why not walk Painswick Beacon first, just up the road.
They’ve created a number of self-guided walks guests can do to explore the area too.
Kemps Lane, Painswick, GL6 6YB
A 36-bedroom, 17th century Manor House hotel set in six acres of stunning grounds overlooking the Stroud Water Canal and rolling hills of the Stroud Valley. The attractive gardens are perfect for a peaceful stroll, glass of Pimms or game of croquet. The House and garden wing contain a unique restaurant, terrace, bar, conference suites and guest rooms. Also a wonderful wedding venue.
Bristol Rd, Stonehouse, Stroud, GL10 3RA
It is an unfinished masterpiece. Building started about 1857, but stopped in the mid-1860s so all the secrets of the construction of the Mansion are visible. Designed by Benjamin Bucknall as a unique Gothic Revival house.
Well known for it's ghosts and breeding colonies of Greater and Lesser Horseshoe bats, so book a tour, it's special.
Allow enough time to explore the valley and lakes too!
Nympsfield, Nailsworth, GL10 3TS