Gloucester is the main city in the county, a historic city with many Roman artefacts, civil war activity and museums to learn more.
It is the main city in the rural county, it has 2 main shopping areas; “The City Centre” & “The Quays Designer Outlet” near “The Historic Docks”.
The city is historically a Rugby town represented by Glos RFC who play at Kingsholm near the city centre.
- Docks – The historic dockland is home to many events and festivals as well as waterside dining.
- Restaurants – Eating out in the city including places to suit all budgets and tastes.
- Cathedral – The centrepiece that is visible from most areas of the city. It is well worth a visit to admire its architecture and learn some local history.
There are a variety of places to eat out in Gloucester from nice exclusive or chain restaurants. There are many options to eat in the historic docks and Quays area as well as in the city centre.
One of my favourites in the city is Greek on The Docks, which is a waterside eatery with some great food and views. For something, a bit different and healthy Guru Coffee House is a great place for lunch in a very comfortable setting.
Where To Stay
There are many options for hotels in Gloucester city centre including some fantastic independent options. Just outside the city is The Hallmark which has a health spa and located near the ski centre.
There are some very interesting tourist attractions and places to visit in and near the city. These are some of the highlights.
The historic cathedral is the centrepiece of the city and is a fantastic place to visit to learn some history and admire. There are often events including concerts hosted here and they also have a nice garden to enjoy an alfresco lunch.
Gloucester offers a perfect combination; a perfect opportunity to shop and drop! The stylish Quays shopping outlet is easy walking distance from Gloucester’s beautiful, historic centre and city shops.
A what’s on guide to the popular things happening in the city.
Gloucester Music Festival
Gloucester Music Festival is a free annual event that includes high quality classical, jazz, rock and folk music. This comprises of 10 days of world-class music events, in beautiful venues in the city.
The Historic Docks host the bi-annual Tall Ships Festival on the Spring Bank Holiday weekend in May. From experience, this is usually a fun event and worth visiting, hopefully, the weather will be good.