Tall Ships Gloucester Docks

Tall Ships Festival In Gloucester Docks

Gloucester Docks host The Tall Ships Festival on the Spring Bank Holiday weekend in May. This is a fun event for all the family and people travel from far and wide to see the ships and enjoy the fun.

Tall Ships Festival


This event takes place on the Spring Bank holiday weekend every 2 years on odd number years, the last one being in 2019.

Tall Ships Festival

Bygone days from the Victorian period will be brought to life at the Gloucester Tall Ships festival. As well as exploring the tall ships you’ll be able to see pirates sword fighting, catch a sea shanty, other activities and visit fantastic food and drink and craft stalls. The Event Includes;

Food & Drink
Live Music Stage
Free Arts & Crafts
Jack Sparrow & Pirates
Craft Stalls
Food Stalls

Gloucester Shanty Festival

The Gloucester Shanty Festival will provide young inquisitive minds with a look at folk and maritime traditions around the city centre.


The Historic Gloucester Docks is one of the best tourist attractions in the city. It is not far to walk to from the town centre or the other major attraction, The Cathedral

The many old but restored Victorian warehouses that make an interesting backdrop for the Tall Ship Festival. The docks formed when the Canal from Sharpness was opened in 1827 and allowed boats to bypass a particularly treacherous part of the River Severn. The ships usually arrive via the canal after travelling up the Bristol Channel.

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