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.
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.
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.
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 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.