Welcome to Gloucester
Historic Gloucester lies just north of the Severn Estuary in the west of England. It’s a city oozing character and personality, making it a key destination for visitors. It is dominated by its gorgeous gothic 11th century cathedral featuring ornate Romanesque stonework and the tomb of King Edward II.
There’s something for everyone in Gloucester – from history geeks and shopaholics to foodies and music fans. If you want to explore the area’s rich history Gloucester Waterways Museum celebrates the city’s industrial past and extensive canal network. The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum is dedicated to the memory of local serviceman, whilst the dry dock, St Oswald’s Priory, mariners chapel and Nature In Art (set in a 17th century mansion) also offer eclectic glimpses into the city’s fascinating past. Just beyond the city lies the stunning Cotswolds – famous for its chocolate-box cottages, picturesque unspoilt villages and rolling green hills.
Shop, dine and chill out throughout the city at one of its luxe locations – including the newly-restored Gloucester Docks (shops and restaurants situated in old Victorian Warehouses), Gloucester Quays Outlet, Eastgate Shopping Centre and Kings Walk Shopping Centre. At the heart of the city the Cathedral Quarter is perhaps the most cosmopolitan and picture-perfect place to spend an afternoon or evening. It is comprised on Westgate Street, College Street and College Court, all flanked by black and white tudor-style buildings and traditional shops.
Gloucester can be reached by road or rail – and is just 50 minutes from nearby Bristol.