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The 8 best places to live in Gloucestershire

The results are in! See where you voted as the best place to live in Gloucestershire.

A seductive combo of rural charm and cosmopolitan chic, Gloucestershire is a picture-perfect choice for a move out of London. Expect highly-acclaimed schools, a year-round arts and festival calendar, great boutiques and breathtaking bucolic settings.

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Cirencester

With butterscotch-hued buildings and acres of stately parkland Cirencester is sky high on the good life hit list. It might have a price tag to reflect its brilliant schools and bucolic setting - but it's oh so tempting.

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Stroud

Aching to hightail it from the city but want to have all the arty and foodie perks still, with a bucolic backdrop to boot? Then scenic Stroud is a strong contender (just don't tell everyone else).

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Tetbury

If you want your rural idyll with a right royal flavour then Tetbury is famously on-point.

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Stow-on-the-Wold

Yearning for roses-around-the-door charm and a quaint high street full of galleries and cosy country pubs? Stow-on-the-Wold isn't cheap, but it's the quintessential Cotswolds.

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Tewkesbury

Fancy an island setting in the Cotswolds? Tewkesbury is big on waterside living if that's your bag. If you're after good value, riverside charm (with loads to do still) this place has it in bucketfuls.

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Painswick

Searching for a pretty-as-a-picture des res that doesn't compromise your arty tendencies? Painswick is at the top of many people's wishlists - whilst it may not be cheap it's as charming as a Cotswold village comes.

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Cheltenham

Cheltenham Spa gives you one of the poshest postcodes in Glos, with top-drawer schools, leafy Regency streets and an arts, culture and shopping scene to rival the capital. Worthy of the weighty price-tag? Read on to find out.

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Lechlade-on-Thames

Looking for the rural dream but with brilliant connections back to London still? Lechlade is a classy choice with great eateries and nature-infused days out.