Gloucester

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Gloucester

Leave the site and turn left, over the hill and through the village, then turn left onto the A38 toward Gloucester. Take the 2nd exit off the roundabout the A430, arrive and park up in the city centre, whilst walking follow the signs to the places of interest and explore.

Gloucester is a city on the river Severn with many Medieval and Tudor buildings, 12th century churches and the 11th century Cathedral with stunning architecture, sculptures and stained glass. It also has an abundance of high street shops and tea rooms. If you prefer a pub then visit the Robert Raikes House which dates back from 1560 and was built as a merchant’s house. Robert Raikes was the founder of the Sunday School movement.

If you like historical buildings, visit the St. Mary de Lode Parish Church built in the 12th Century. It was built over a Roman and Saxon building and has a Roman Mosaic tiled floor which can still be seen. The Gloucester City Museum has recently re-opened and  displays include a Roman kitchen, playhouse and medieval street.  There are the ruins of St. Oswald’s Priory, founded by the daughter of Alfred the Great, around 900 and renamed because the relics of Saint Oswald were taken there. Finally visit the Gloucester Cathedral originally St Peters Abbey and the burial place of King Edward II used for  scenes in the Harry Potter films.

St Mary de Lode

St Mary de Lode

Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral

Robert Raikes House

Robert Raikes House

Leave the car park for a short drive, follow the signs for Gloucester Docks and park.

The Old Dock

This former dock estate is now a free visitors destination to explore the interesting views of the Victorian Port, narrow boats, fine warehouses museums, working dry dock, plus a Quay designer centre, if you fancy shopping up market. Leisure cruises can be taken from the Waterway museum trips of 45 minutes down the canal or longer on the Severn.

Gloucester Docks

Gloucester Docks

Gloucester Docks

Gloucester Docks

Gloucester Docks

Gloucester Docks