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Newly opened in April 2016, The Barrel Store at New Brewery Arts offers stylish, affordable visitor accommodation in the heart of the Cotswolds. New Brewery Arts is a centre for craft, and The Barrel Store shares our passion for craft, with beautifully designed and hand-crafted furnishings throughout. Guests can take part in our wide range of craft workshops, or simply spend time in Cirencester and the Cotswolds (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).
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About the area
Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.
Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.
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