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Gloucestershire gets revealed!

Events, Features by Adam No Comments »

On Thursday 6th March Gloucestershire County Council’s Archives Department and partners are launching ‘Gloucestershire Revealed’, the ultimate guide to museums, galleries and heritage in the county. To celebrate, a launch reception is taking place at Berkeley Castle.
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The town of Berkeley plans to attract more visitors

Chipping Campden Bulletin, Noticeboard, Places by Adam No Comments »

Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire(From the Chipping Campden Bulletin. Reproduced with kind permission of Jeremy Green)

The historic market town of Berkeley near Gloucester is planning to put itself firmly on the tourist map in a bid to attract more visitors. Despite having two very popular attractions of very different types on its outskirts – Berkeley Castle and Cattle Country – the centre of the pretty town is often by-passed by tourists despite its many attractions; including local cafes, a hotel, pubs and speciality shops. This fact, coupled with the drastic reductions in staffing levels at the nearby Magnox power station over recent years, meant local people were concerned for the future prosperity of their community.

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