County Town: Gloucester
Population: 1,165,00
Area: 1259 Sq miles 3260 Sq k
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The City of Gloucester

Overlooked by the Cotswold Hills, in the lush Severn Valley, Gloucester is perfectly located and easily accessible, from all corners of Britain.

Gloucester Cathedral is a Benedictine abbey church dating from 1089, once inside, the exquisite fan vaulted cloisters and the tomb of Edward II are a few of the delights awaiting you. The Cathedral is one of the locations in the movies 'Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone' and 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets'.

In the heart of the city centre, are the Folk and City Museums, these individual and fascinating museums will lead you through the complete Gloucester story, from its extraordinary history to the fascinating people who have lived there.

On the edge of the city is Nature in Art, the first museum and art gallery in the country dedicated exclusively to art inspired by nature.

A brief walk from the city centre is Historic Gloucester Docks. The docks are home to the National Waterways Museum, The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum and Gloucester Antiques Centre.

Shopping is a must whilst in Gloucester, there are all the high street names in the Kings Walk and East Gate centres. Gloucester Docks offers waterside shopping in the Merchants quay shopping centre and for those collectors among you there is Gloucester Antiques centre, with five floors of antiques and collectibles. In the shadow of the cathedral is College Street home to many specialist shops.

Accommodation around the city is varied and can cater for all tastes. These range from country clubs to modern hotels and from country manor houses to homely bed and breakfasts.

So whether you are looking for a day trip, city break or an ideal base to tour the Cotswolds, Gloucester is the perfect choice.

For more information see our Gloucester page

For more information contact:
South West Tourism - 0871 572 2521

Tourist Information Numbers

Address: 28 Southgate Street
Telephone Number: +44 (0)1452 396 572
South West Tourism 0871 716 2448
Fax Number: +44 (0)1452 504 273

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