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Find a host family homestay in Gloucester, England

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Finding a host family homestay in Gloucester, England to stay with is a wonderful plan. If you are interested in history, there are many things to do in this beautiful and historic English city.

If you are looking for a homestay host family or where to stay while on your language course in England, www.xilfee.eu lists several English homestay host families, several with much experience teaching English to foreign students. Here is some information about the homestay families in Gloucester.

English homestay host family in Bourton on the Water near to Gloucester. We are a homestay host family and live in the beautiful town of Bourton on the Water, Gloucester. I have a TESOL certificate and love teaching English as a foreign language. We have a lovely detached home and look forward to welcoming you into our family.

English homestay host family in Gloucester I’m Tara, an English homestay host family and I have a lovely large house situated just outside of Gloucester. I have four children, three away at school and so I have plenty of time to teach English! I am happy to collect students from the airport.

English host family in Gloucester, Gloucestershire I’m an English host family and we live close to the wonderful city of Gloucester in a modern detached house. We love walking, looking at the architecture around the city, playing football and spending time with our family.

English host family in City of Gloucester We are an English host family and live in a nice terrace house in the City of Gloucester. We have a lovely double bedroom to rent, perfect for a foreign student to stay in while visiting our city.

Gloucester is a cathedral city set on a flat piece of land on the River Severn which is the longest river in the United Kingdom, flowing from Ceredigion in Wales out to the mouth which is the Severn Estuary, Bristol Channel with Henry II granting its first charter in 1155. Gloucester is situated on the Welsh border and the landscape reflects this.

Founded in AD 97 by the Romans, the city has much of interest historically and architecturally to enjoy and is a great place to stay as a foreign language student while learning English with a homestay host family.

Gloucester Cathedral should be included in a language students itinerary as a ‘must see’ while visiting a host family homestay in Gloucester. Originating around 678 or 679 with the foundation of an abbey dedicated to Saint Peter (later dissolved by King Henry VIII) the Cathedral has a stained glass window with the earliest known depictions of golf! Also a carved picture of people playing a ball game, is commonly understood to be depicting medieval football.

William Curthose, son of William the Conqueror is buried somewhere here and his tomb within the Cathedral is well worth the visit. Find out more in Wikipedia.

Gloucester Cathedral (mainly its cloisters) was used for corridor scenes in the films Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

There are many other places of interest to visit around Gloucester. For students who like horses, visit HorseWorld and support them with a donation. HorseWorld rescue neglected horses and where possible, restore them to health and if possible, loan them out again for their retirement.

For the ‘boys’ among the foreign students, a visit to The Cotsworlds Motoring Museum is of value.

The museum is located in the picturesque village of Bourton on the Water not far from Gloucester. The Cotswold Motoring Museum describes itself as ‘a fascinating journey through the 20th Century.’

‘Overflowing with vintage car collections, classic cars and motorcycles, caravans, original enamel signs and in intriguing collection of motoring curiosities, it is a genuinely captivating experience and a fun day out at Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds.’

Whatever you decide to do or where to go, make sure you have fun, and talk lots to improve your English!

Here is a great site for you when deciding what to visit in Gloucester: Planning your days out in Gloucester.

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