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Destination Gloucestershire

When you study at Hartpury, you'll have all the entertainment and essential student facilities you need on your doorstep. 

Whether you love trendy bars and restaurants or hidden gems, nights out or cinema trips, watching sports, or soaking up cultural history – you'll find it all in Gloucester. For outlet shopping and world cuisines, head to Gloucester Quays. It's a firm favourite with our students.

Over 45 festivals

Festivals in Gloucestershire range across arts, literature, music, food & drink, sport and more.

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Well connected

Major roads and train links mean London, Birmingham, Oxford, and Bath are all easily accessible.

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360 hectares

Our campus offers the ideal haven for exploration and adventure.

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Destination Cheltenham

Have you visited the UK's 'festival town'? Cheltenham offers both traditional and modern culture. Steeped in a vibrant history and home to a huge array of shops, eateries, venues, festivals, sports fixtures, and a vibrant nightlife that spans dancing, theatre, music, and more to suit all moods. 

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Things to do in Gloucestershire

Hartpury's 360-hectare campus in the heart of Gloucestershire offers the ideal haven for outdoor exploration and adventure. We’re also a stone’s throw from lively multicultural cities and historic sites that enable our students to enjoy the best of rural and urban living.

Gloucester city and Cheltenham town are on your doorstep. With exciting shops, cafés, eateries, bars and night clubs, there’s something for every day of the week. Here are some highlights.

  • Cheltenham Festival: Four days of world-class racing attracting almost 300,000 guests including royalty.
  • Festivals and events: From Cheltenham music, science, and literature festivals to the unique Frightmare, there's something for everyone.
  • Kingsholm Stadium: Home to Gloucester Rugby and a favourite place to watch premiership rugby.
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park: One of the UK’s largest zoological collections, exhibiting over 260 species of animals.
  • Gloucester Cathedral: Built in 1089 - a backdrop in Harry Potter films and currently home to art and events.
  • Cheltenham Town FC/Forest Green Rovers FC: Our county's Football League clubs, for that big match experience.
Lucy James
“If you love exploring the countryside, Hartpury has so much to offer. Walking is a great way to relax and relieve stress. It's good for you and best of all it's free! I hope you enjoy exploring Hartpury and the surrounding countryside as much as I have.”
Lucy James
BSc (Hons) Bioveterinary Sciences

Destination Gloucestershire


From shopping to sport and outdoor adventure to cultural history, discover more about what the city of Gloucester has to offer.

Group of students walking through Gloucester Quays


Have you visited the UK's 'festival town'? Steeped in a vibrant history and home to a huge array of shops, eateries, venues and activities.

Students Walking Along Street In Cheltenham

Festivals and events

Gloucestershire, also known as the festival country, offers so much to see and do. With over 45 festivals and events taking place each year, you'll have the opportunity to explore your interests or try something new almost every week.

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