They see me rolling… cheese?


Gloucester Cheese Rolling is a historic event dating back to the 1800s and has often gone viral on social media.

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We’ve all seen the viral videos from previous years, but why not experience it for yourself…

A string of competitors will be racing down the infamous Cooper’s Hill in Gloucestershire this May for a day of cheese rolling events. This event, whilst unique and objectively amusing, has its roots dating back to the 1800s and traditionally always falls on the May bank holiday.

The event is watched by many every year and often goes viral on many social media sites each year. It’s an authentically British event, perfect for couples, friends, and groups, to watch the wacky races from either the top or bottom of the hill, and watching the winner raise the prize, the nine-pound Double Gloucester, that was being chased down the steep incline. It’s a truly unique experience.

How to get there


By train: Gloucester train station is the closest to Cooper’s Hill. You will need a bus or taxi to reach the recommended hotel, and it is also a short bus journey to the event location from the hotel.

By road: Roads are likely to be extremely busy, and parking is limited. Public transport is recommended.

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