Hillside Brewery: Views and Brews in the Forest of Dean

Set in a rural area of west Gloucestershire, England and also within the Forest of Dean, Hillside Brewery is in an idyllic location. From their hilltop outdoor seating area, you can see the Cotswolds in the distance and during a walk around the property itself it’s serene to hear the birds chirping and see the owner’s sheep wandering around the acreage. Continue reading “Hillside Brewery: Views and Brews in the Forest of Dean”

All Roads Lead to Cirencester, England

You know the saying ‘all roads lead to Rome’? Well, it turns out during the Roman rule of Britain that all roads led to Corinium, now know as modern day Cirencester, England. Cirencester is a market town on the edge of the Cotswolds, and as an easy bus ride from Cheltenham I decided to make my way there for the day. Continue reading “All Roads Lead to Cirencester, England”

Hiking in the Cotswolds: Leckhampton Hill

One of the things I love most about living on the doorsteps of the Cotswolds, an area of designated natural beauty in England, is the ample hiking and country walk opportunities that the region provides.  And, after recovering from a cold last week, the first thing I wanted to do was get up and out, so I headed to Leckhampton Hill, a popular hiking area in the Cotswolds near Cheltenham. Leckhampton Hill has the Cotswolds Way, a walking path that stretches across the area. Continue reading “Hiking in the Cotswolds: Leckhampton Hill”

Top 10 Reasons to Love Living in England

Now that I’ve been living in England for just under a year, one question that has been directed towards me more than once is what exactly is it that I like about living in England so much. After giving this question some thought lately, I’ve come up with these top ten reasons. Continue reading “Top 10 Reasons to Love Living in England”

Cotswolds Villages: A Picturesque Day in Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water

When you think of the English countryside, you’ll likely picture rolling hills marked by villages with quaint cottages, cozy pubs, and traditional tea rooms. The Cotswolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty in the south-west of England, is the quintessential representation of this. Continue reading “Cotswolds Villages: A Picturesque Day in Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water”