Gloucester visitor guide

The variety of shopping, culture, entertainment, activities, and characterful hotels makes Gloucester and the Quays a unique experience leaving you wanting more.

Historical Gloucester

Romans, Normans, Victorians and more have left their mark on Gloucester. Both Gloucester Cathedral and Gloucester Docks are surrounded by beautiful buildings. Follow in the footsteps of William the Conquerer, Edward II, Lady Jane Grey, Dr Foster, Edward Jenner, William Grace and more. History seeps through the streets.

Gloucester Docks

An inland city, a port by decree since 1580; with an historic Dockland (still working), a marina and waterfront restaurants, makes Gloucester truely unique. Tall Ships, narrow boats, motor boats large and small, paddle ‘steamers’, and river cruise boats vie for space on the water.

Gloucester City Centre

Cobbled streets, narrow alleyways, and two shopping arcades link Gloucester’s four main streets Northgate, South, East and Westgate. Time a visit around one of the markets centred around The Cross, where all four streets meet and soak up the atmosphere from one of Gloucester’s street cafes.

Gloucester’s Events

Festivals and events all year round add to the colour and vibrancy that Gloucester offers. Jazz, Blues, Cajun, Choral, Classical, music and dance events compliment cultural, multicultural and traditional ones.

Staying In Gloucester

The variety of Hotels, B&B’s, Farms, Lodges and Inns and range of restaurants gives the visitor the opportunity to tailor make a stay in or nearby Gloucester.

Forest Of Dean

The Forest Of Dean is a very nice part of Gloucestershire about a 25 minute drive from Gloucester, the forest includes the Wye Valley AONB.

The Cotswolds

The Cotswold hills are a stunning with lots of pituresque villages made of Cotswold stone, an area made for exploring whether your preference is a sunday drive, cycling or walking.