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Gloucester Cathedral is considered one of the finest medieval buildings in the country. Not only is it the burial place of Edward 2nd but the architectural styles of this ancient building can traced back to almost 1000 years ago. To this day Gloucester Cathedral remains an extremely busy place rich in culture and history it hosts daily services, concerts, tours and exhibitions. For almost 1000 years people have gathered here to worship and absorb its breathtaking splendour. Gloucester Cathedral welcomes you to become part of its historic story.

The historic cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral were once transformed into the corridors of Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry in the world famous film adaptations of J.K Rowling’s first, second and sixth book in the Harry Potter triladry. Although Harry, Hermione and Ron have left the Cathedral, if you know the films well enough you can still find the magical locations where they shot many memorable scenes.

The grounds of the Cathedral were also transformed in 2008 for the Christmas special Dr.Who and converted yet again in 2015 for the filming of Sherlock Holmes. Whilst the enchanting Cathedral has been known to attract witches, wizards, detectives and even a timelord, Gloucester's historic docks seem to be the go to locations for Victorian Period dramas.   


The Gloucester docks are the most inland port in Britain, they were granted port status in 1580 by Queen Elizabeth 1. Charles Dickens himself once described these historic Victorian docks a ‘extraordinary’. These atmospheric docks have become a favourite for visitors and locals alike with its vast range of attractions from bars and cafes to waterside museums.

In the summer months you can relax and enjoy a 45 minute boat trip through Gloucester’s historic waterways, or experience a guided walk around this famous Victorian port whilst discovering it’s dramatic public art, picturesque communal squares and ancient walkways. For those who love a good shopping trip, Gloucester’s Quay outlet is the perfect place to go with its modern discounted brand stores and chic new eateries.  


Blackfriars is a stunning example of a 13th century medieval priory set up nestled in the heart of the waterside city of Gloucester. Visit the Priory and experience the beautiful private country gardens and the oldest and best preserved medieval library in Britain.

GL1 Leisure

GL1 is Gloucester’s prized leisure centre with it’s olympic sized swimming pool, diverse range of exercise classes and luxurious spa its the perfect active day out.

Gloucester Park

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Gloucester Rugby

For those hardcore rugby fans a visit to Gloucester Rugby is an unmissable trip. Formed in 1873 it has not only become home to English rugby but it also hosts music concerts on occasion with renowned artists such as Sir Tom Jones.

St James City Farm

The farm was established in 1998 by a group of committed locals. The city farm is a project of the charity ‘The Friendship Cafe’. The city farm provides a taste of countryside in the heart of Gloucester. The farm is free to visit and is open everyday except Sundays, it’s the perfect family day out!

Gloucester Dry Ski Slope Centre

Located on the outskirts of the city of Gloucester the dry ski and snowboard slopes occupy a 12acre site. The centre has now become home to the longest slope in England and Wales.

Robinswood Hill Country Park

Robinswood Hill has 250 acres of open countryside with viewpoints, beautiful walks and way-marked nature trails that cover the hill. Robinswood Hill is perfect for animal lovers as it is habitat for many creatures such as badgers, foxes and birds including red kites!

Guildhall Arts Centre

The Guildhall arts centre is a thriving entertainments venue and events space, situated in Gloucester city centre. They host live music, theatre, film, exhibitions and talks it really is bursting with culture.

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