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Tourism trailblazers support our newest art trail

Visit Gloucestershire, the county's innovative new tourism group, has chosen to get behind the exciting public art trail which beautifully places artist-created kingfishers to highlight the region's green landscapes, as well as its urban hubs.

The Kingfisher Trail, Cotswolds 2021 is the only outdoor activity to launch across the whole of Gloucestershire, and beyond, this year - and promises to delight local people and visitors alike.

The trail features 20 large-scale artist-designed kingfisher sculptures, hosted at hand-picked locations throughout the region and beyond.

Plus, there will be an extra special Flying Kingfisher which soars into a new location every two weeks, and finally a 22nd sculpture aptly named the Golden Kingfisher, which is part of a new prize draw competition, with tickets available from the trail organisers, Cotswolds National Landscape.

You can find out more about how to spot all 22 impressive sculptures by downloading the trail map from www.kingfishertrail.org  where you'll also be able to find information about the accompanying app.

The kingfishers will be hosted at a range of places, from historic castles to market towns, and nature reserves to cosy cafés. All the models have been beautifully designed and decorated by a dedicated group of talented artists.

Each kingfisher is truly unique, with themes close to the artists' hearts, including nature and wildlife, climate change, people and places special to them, and of course - the Cotswolds National Landscape.

Steve Gardner-Collins from Visit Gloucestershire commented: "The team at Visit Gloucestershire are excited to sponsor the new Kingfisher Trail as yet another reason to visit and explore glorious Gloucestershire in 2021.

"This free, open access, outdoor activity is a superb way to get out and about and discover something new about the towns and villages that make up our unique county. Take the trail and escape the everyday!"

For more details and to explore the trail visit www.kingfishertrail.org 

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