CALLING AT... GLOUCESTER
The cathedral city of the Cotswolds, Gloucester has its roots stretching back to Roman times and has continued to be an important English city, boasting over 2,000 years of history. The country's most inland port, the city has seen unprecedented regeneration in the last decade, most visibly at the city's historic docks.
The restored Victorian warehouses of Gloucester, now filled with shops, bars and museums are the perfect places to spend a day, whether you’re a shopaholic or a budding historian, Gloucester caters to everyone! Not to mention being a sporting centre for rugby, having hosted the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
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Gloucester Railway Station
Managed by Transport for Wales
With a church dating back to as early as 679 this 13th century cathedral, the resting place of Edward II, is noted for its grand gothic architecture and vaulted cloisters which famously doubled as the corridors of Hogwarts.
One of the UK’s most inland shipping ports, Gloucester Docks is a mixture of both the old and new.
With beautiful Victorian architecture, still intact in the old warehouses, The Docks are the perfect place to enjoy interesting views and learn about the history of Gloucester, especially at the National Waterways Museum.
Set in the beautiful waterside location, Gloucester Quays has an array of shops, bars, and restaurants for you to enjoy.
The historic docks offer the perfect backdrop for your day spent at the designer outlet and your evening spent dining in style at one of the buzzing eateries.
GLOUCESTER CIVIC TRUST TOURS
Explore Gloucester’s 2,000 years of fascinating history through a range of guided walks.
Tours are conducted by knowledgeable guides on themes including Roman history, the Docks, Richard III, Beatrix Potter, famous local characters, historic inns and pubs and more.
BEATRIX POTTER MUSEUM
Beatrix Potter created one of her most loved characters here for her second book, The Tailor of Gloucester.
This charming shop and museum, housed in the same building used in the illustrations, is staffed by enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers.
ROBINSWOOD COUNTRY PARK
A terrific walking landscape and enjoyable for nature lovers, Robinswood Hill is a habitat for many creatures, such as badgers, foxes and Red Kites.
The summit hosts fabulous views of the Severn Bridge to the South, the Malvern Hills to the North and the Black Mountains to the West.