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 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.
A trip to Gloucester wouldn't be complete without a trip to the 11th century Gloucester Cathedral, resting place of King Edward II, the last time an English monarch was crowned outside of Westminster Abbey (the nine-year old Henry III in 1216), home of the majestic Great East Window and recently 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.
If you have a smartphone, you can take one of three self –guided tours at www.gloucestertours.co.uk. No download required!
Parking & Transport
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Towns & Villages
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