Cotswolds, Gloucester

Gloucester

Gloucester

The county town of Gloucestershire and its administrative centre is set to the west of the Cotswold Hills, south of the Malvern Hills, and to the east of the Forest of Dean. Originally a port connected to the tidal Bristol Channel and strategic point developed by the Romans into the fort Glevum. This ancient city is today dominated by the magnificent Cathedral. One of the great attractions are theOld Docks where the spectacular C19 warehouses have been restored for commercial and leisure use. It is not unknown to spy tall ships, and ships in the dry dock for renovations. The city is undergoing a great deal of new development on the south side just off the Bristol road. The history of Gloucester is immense and this is well covered in the many museums listed below. 

 

“Special Places" to Visit:  

City Museum & Art Gallery
Folk Museum, Gloucester Cathedral
Jet Age Museum
National Waterways Museum
Nature In Art Museum
Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum.