Rich in history and heritage, the city boasts a wealth of architectural gems, numerous visitor attractions, a Premiership Rugby team and can truly be regarded as a great English city.
You and your family will find so many wonderful and interesting things to do in the city of Gloucester that one visit won’t be nearly enough. The city of Gloucester enjoys a superb variety of fantastic attractions for everyone to enjoy day or night, rain or shine, and is fast becoming the go-to place for Hollywood royalty. Gloucester hosts a busy calendar of events and festivals with the city looking forward to the Three Choirs Festival. The Three Choirs Festival is the oldest music festival in the world, with 2016 marking the start of the festival's fourth century.
A trip to Gloucester wouldn't be complete without a trip to the 11th century Gloucester Cathedral, resting place of King Edward II, and also where nine year old King Henry III was crowned in 1216. Home to the majestic Great East Window which has recently been a hugely popular film and television location. Most famously it has been used to shoot scenes for the Harry Potter series of hit films, as well as Sherlock, Wolf Hall and Doctor Who. Why not explore the magnificent fan-faulted cloisters and see if you can spot them?
The historic Gloucester Docks just a short walk away, were used to shoot scenes for the upcoming Hollywood blockbuster Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass starring Johnny Depp. With its dramatic waterfront, converted warehouses and an array of restaurants and bars, it is easy to see why Gloucester Docks is the place to be for locals and visitors.
Gloucester has numerous museums and attractions to delight visitors of all ages. The Glorious Glosters – the most decorated regiment in the British Army – are celebrated at the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, while there are thousands of fantastic exhibits at the Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery, Gloucester Folk Museum, Gloucester Waterways Museum, Nature in Art and the Jet Age Museum. The Tailor of Gloucester Beatrix Potter Museum and Shop is located in the original building used by Beatrice Potter in her story The Tailor of Gloucester – a real-life mystery based on the city’s John Pritchard.
See our Roman remains spread out across the city centre . Visit the viewing chamber in Eastgate Street for a fascinating look back at centuries of history with the site including Roman remains, the base of a 13th century tower and a place where in Tudor times animals were cleaned up before they went to market.
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Located on the outskirts of the Regency town of Cheltenham, The Greenway is a 16th century luxury Elizabethan manor house hotel and spa. The 21 bedroom hotel, with its warm Cotswold stone exterior is the picture of English country charm and lies in e
PricePrices £130.00 to £465.00 Per room (breakfast included)
The Elan Spa at The Greenway Hotel and Spa is an oasis of tranquility and relaxation
A Cotswold gem bordering the 'Cotswold Way'. Set in an ivy-covered country house with lawned gardens, only 4 miles from Gloucester City Centre and offers wonderful views of the Severn Vale.
PricePrices £60.00 to £170.00 Per room (breakfast included)
The Bird and Deer Park is situated in a beautiful Cotswold valley offering wonderful views,
Three floors of a Victorian warehouse house interactive displays and galleries, which chart the story of Britain's waterways. Historic craft, working forge, cafe and shop.
This unique garden restoration, situated in a hidden valley, dates from a period when 18th century gentle folk were creating flamboyant pleasure grounds in which to entertain their guests.
PricePrices £3.30 to £18.00 Per Ticket
Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall a 4 Star country house hotel. For business and leisure, meetings, events and weddings. Close connectivity to M5 and junction 11A routes to South and Birmingham.
PricePrices £75.00 to £159.00 Per room (room only)
Gloucester Cathedral of honey coloured lime stone is a place of worship and architectural gem with crypt, cloisters, Chapter House set in its precincts. Shop selling souvenirs, cards, CDs and gifts.
PricePrices £7.00 Per Ticket
Idyllic cottage apartment in peaceful woodland setting. Luxury first floor apartment with quality facilities, including own roof terrace with superb southerly views. See www.holidaycheltenham.co.uk for details
PricePrices £296.00 to £515.00 Per unit per week
The Docks, Gloucester
English Holiday Cruises provide unique all-inclusive 'Rhine-Style' cruise holidays in England aboard a 4-Star Hotel boat, the Edward Elgar. Prices include 3 meals daily, wine with dinner, free tea/coffee, guided tours at every destination and WiFi.
PricePrices £300.00 Per room per night, half board
Situated in the village of Witcombe, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to major road links, these 2 comfortable cottages are an ideal base for visiting the many attractive towns and villages in the Cotswolds.
PricePrices £300.00 to £400.00 Per unit per week
The Hallmark Hotel offers a stunning selection of 95 spacious bedrooms, tastefully decorated in relaxing colours. Indulge in a glass of wine and delicious food in the informal Brasserie or take advantage of the hotel's extensive Health Club & Spa fac
PricePrices £74.00 to £109.00 Per room (room only)
Nature in Art is the world’s first museum and art gallery dedicated to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature.
Upton St Leonards, Gloucester
Two self-contained cottages which have been designed to provide a warm, relaxing and peaceful environment. Located between Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud, Little Court Cottage is the perfect base to explore the Cotswolds. 3 miles from city centre.
PricePrices £325.00 to £425.00 Per unit per week