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The Cathedral City of Gloucester
Cheltenham 9 miles Cirencester 20 miles Bath 46 Miles Broadway 27 miles

The City of Gloucester has a unique history from its Roman foundations to its Victorian docklands. Gloucester is a vibrant multicultural city that combines historic architecture with a unique blend of visitor attractions, festivals and entertainment, a collection of high street and specialist shops and a mouth watering array of tea shops, restaurants, wine bars and pubs offer food and drink for all tastes. The city is overlooked by the Cotswolds Hills in the lush Severn Valley and is easily accessible from all corners of the country.

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The port of Gloucester was of great historical importance. The Romans built a fort which was used for the transport of men and supplies between the Midlands and Wales. In 1580 Gloucester was granted the status of port by Queen Elizabeth 1. In 1794 a canal was constructed to Berkeley which opened up a link with the Stroud water and Thames canals so providing a direct route to the Midlands and London.

Interesting Facts

The national anthem of the United States ("The Star Spangled Banner") was composed by an Englishman, John Stafford (1750 - 1836) from Gloucester.

Strange Things - Read about - Wife Selling in Gloucester

In its heyday the port of Gloucester was a major center for the shipment of timber, corn, metals, wines and spirits and the elegant tall ships pictured in our photographs were a familiar sight. Today many of the historic warehouses have been converted and the docks with their museums, pubs and café's provide a major attraction for tourists.

Shopping

A healthy mixture of major stores and hundreds of independent and regional retailers, many of which are unique to Gloucester make the city an ideal place to shop.

Shopping street in Goucester
Gloucester historic docks

Historic Docks

Fifteen Victorian warehouses at Britain's most
inland port.

       

Attractions

Gloucester Cathedral - The former abbey church founded 1300 years ago is now the cathedral church of the Gloucester Diocese. The architecture of the cathedral varies from the Norman nave with its massive columns to examples of Romanesque and early Perpendicular.

Historic Gloucester Docks - Fifteen Victorian warehouses have been renovated and now house various museums, exhibitions and antiques centre. Gloucester Docks was the Filming location for feature film Amazing Grace (2007) starring Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Gambon and Rufus Sewell. Also the setting for 1970s TV series The Onedin Line.

Tailor of Gloucester Beatrix Potter Museum and Shop in Gloucester. More info see Beatrix Potter.

Brecon Mountain Steam Railway is 20 miles travel distance.

Honeypot Cottages ...Honeypot Cottages offer a delightful selection of holiday cottages in and around the North Cotswolds market town of Chipping Campden, Broadway and surrounding villages....

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Luxurious home and gardens offering top class accommodation and food. Close to Stratford upon Avon Stay in the beautifulAbbot's Broadway summer residence - a truly unique Cotswolds experience. Old Cotswolds Inn at Broadway - Jewel of the Cotswolds. Providing good accommodation and restaurant.
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4 Star Silver Award highly recommended by Tripadvisor Located in beautiful Bourton-on-the-Water 5 minutes walk from village centre

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Delicious food with cosy four star accommodation in 15th century Cotswolds Merchant's House in the friendly Anglo Saxon town of Winchcombe

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One of the best places to stay in Stratford-upon-Avon, central location, service top notch - immaculate!

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Delightful two bedroomed clean and cosy cottage in restful village location good for touring the North Cotswolds Hidden in the Windrush Valley in the idyllic Cotswold village of Swinbrook near Burford - beautiful bespoke bedrooms & quality food Period Regency property set in extensive grounds within 5 min drive of Cheltenham and furnished to high standard with stunning views 300 year mellow stone traditional Cotswold Inn overlooking the Windrush Valley - great accommodation, food & drink
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