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10 Interesting Facts about Gloucestershire, UK

10 Interesting, Things You Probably Didn't Rnom about Gloucestershire, England, UR. Gloucestershire Old Spot pig The famous Gloucestershire Old Spot pig is named after this city. The pig originhated in the Berkeley Vale area of Gloucestershire and is named after its large black spot. 02 The most famous landmark in Gloucester is the Cathedral. It was built around years 678-679 and still stands in great conditioh today Most recent years the cathedral has beenih the spotlight for being used to film some scenes in a Harry Potter film. 03 Gloucester's historic docks brings in tourists from all over the world throughout the whole year. Over the summer there are dragon boat races, tall ship festivals, and themed markets NO ANNIE 04 Berkley Castle Berkley Castle is a 12th Century building. Origihally used as a fortification by the Berkley family, and nhow a popular tourist attraction. 05 J.K Rowling J.K Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series was born in Yate, Gloucestershire. 06 Simon Pegg Hollywood actor Simon Pegg was born inh Brockworth. Gloucester. He's famous for such films as Star Trek. Hot Fuzz. Shaun of the Dead, and Paul. 07 Clearwell Caves Another tourist attraction is Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean. A long abandoned ore mine that now provides a complex netuork of underground tunnels. 08 The Romans and Gloucestershire ROMAN WALL OF GLOUCESTER nd joining the South Gate The pirt bel pround s butwth ge dressed Stones and THE OLDEST ROMAN MASONY IN BRITAIN as it was erecthd by Vespasian while commanding the second Lebion in the middie of the first Century The Romans used Gloucestershire as a stronghold. Leaving behind many interesting artefacts that are still being found today. 09 Robert Raikes Robert Raikes was born ih Gloucester. He founded the Sunday School movement ih the UK His 16th Century house still stands today, however it's how a pub enjoyed by patrons from hear and far. 10 Lawnmower invention The first ever lawhmower was invented by someone from Stroud, Gloucestershire. There is one of these models on display ih a local museum. --------.

10 Interesting Facts about Gloucestershire, UK

shared by MarkWilkes on Jun 13
This is 10 interesting facts about Gloucestershire in the UK. It's a small city, and there is a lot people don't know about it. Yet it has been the birth place of many famous people, dead and alive, a...






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