The Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling Festival, England

The Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake is an annual event held on the Spring Bank Holiday at Cooper’s Hill, near Gloucester in England.The Gloucester Cheese Rolling festival will start at noon, but it is recommended to get to the hill as early as you can because the prime seating will be taken up quickly. Some of the best seats are on the slope of the hill itself alongside the racing area, where you will be able to be up close to the action.This Gloucestershire tradition may seem a little bit cheesy, but it has many years of history and it is a very exciting and well loved part of the local culture.The first one to get to the bottom of the hill or to grab the cheese is the winner – and they will get to keep the cheese. However, this event has been plagued throughout the years by serious injuries among the participants including due to the steep slope of the hill and the slippery grass.

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