In Gloucestershire there are a lot of villages but now they are building houses in these villages, where they can, and when the population goes up the village is then called a town. Whelford in Gloucestershire is a village you all know if you have been to the Air Tattoo but I bet you didnt even notice it. In fact the entrances to the airtattoo and airfield is in Whelford not Fairford as one would think. Whelford has an old Church and basically that is it. Yet it is a beautiful village that has to put up with the airtattoo croud every year! A stones throw away from Whelford is Kempsford. This too is a village but it has not one pub but two. These pubs are real old fashioned pubs with coal fires. One is up for sale if anyone is interested but be careful if the locals dont like you they wont go to your pub hense one up for sale. This village is unusual in the fact that it has a post office but the post office is the front room of a private house! You can get your stamps and post your letters here and get anything to do with the post office like a normal sized one! If you are in kempsford it really is a joy to go into this postoffice. Kempsford is also famous for being the most haunted village in Gloucestershire. Both pubs have a ghost. One of a woman was seen quite recently and people dont now take much notice of her. I dont know much about her but she is often seen in the ladies toilets. The roads are very narrow in kempsford and nothing against the americans but they have caused many accidents here. The roads are narrow and they forget what side they are driving on. Some have even seen the ghost as he walks across one dangerous part of the road on a bend. The locals are very good here and friendly so when in the area go around these two villages
I'll list off a few villages and towns,and a brief overview of what they are like and why they are worth a visit. Tetbury - has an annual woolsackrace at the end of may, with a big street market. Lots of antique shops in this town, good countrside access. North Nibley - home to several good pubs and an anual steam rally. On the hill above the town is a monument to William Tyndale, who was burned because he translated the Bible into English. Wootten Under Edge - small town with a cinema, books hops and lots of curious little shops, well worth a look round. Slimbridge - Home of Peter Scott's Wild Fowl and Wetland Trust - a very popular visitors atraction, open all year round, great in the spring when there are ducklings. Painswick - a beautiful village up in the cotswold hills, places to visit include the atmospheric beacon, Prignash abbey and the local church (which contains a masonic pyramid hidden behind the font.) Nailsworth - another town nestling in the hills, lots of little villages around it, interesting shops, and the Egypt Mill, which is a great place to eat. Avening - lovely small village near nailsworth, has a beautiful church and a standing stone locally reffered to as "The Tingle Stone" Berkely - home of Berkely castle, which is well worth a look round, and the Jenner museum (the man who found a cure for small pox) Not far from the Severn, easy to get to the motorway. Dursley - the town isn't pretty, but the hills around it are lovely. the Cotswold way passes through here. There's anice swimmign pool. Owlpen - a little place tucked out behind Uley, near Dursley, there is a gerat place to stay ehre and its beautiful, I would really recomend this one. Clearwell - over in the Forest of Dean. The caves are well worth a visit. Arlingham -on the Severn, lovely views and some good pubs. That's a few to be g etting along with, enjoy your travels.