Things to do in Gloucester

1. Gloucester Cathedral
Perhaps the most iconic building in Gloucester, the Cathedral has an equally remarkable history. Since its founding as the Abbey of St Peer in 679 by Osric, King of Hwicce it has played host to many pivotal moments in English history.

2. The New Inn
The New Inn is the finest example of a medieval galleried inn to be seen in Britain today.

3. Gloucester Folk Museum
The folk museum built in 16th century is home to a wonderfully eclectic mix of artefacts relating to the city and the county’s people and history.

4. St Mary de Crypt
This impressive parish church dates from the Norman period but was largely rebuilt in the 14th century.

5. Gloucester Docks
As an ancient port and later when official port status was granted by Queen Elizabeth I in 1580. The docks host an aray of maritime history, retail outlets and fabulous contemporary landscaping.

6. The Old Bell & Historic Gloucester Pubs
Very close to the cross stand the Old Bell and Bakers Clock, two bells with so much history.

7. Beatrix Potter Museum
The House of the Tailor of Gloucester is familiar to adults and children the world over thanks to an illustration in a rather famous story book!!

8. 26 Westgate Street
Like so many other buildings in Westgate Street this superb 16th century town house had its street elevation remodelled in the early 19th century.

9. Blackfriars
During the middle ages, English royalty had often held a strong connection with Gloucester. None more so than King Henry III who was crowned at St Peters Abbey (todays Cathedral).

10. Robert Raikes Inn
A 16th century building, housed the Gloucester Journal printing office which would eventually be merged with The Citizen, the city’s newspaper to this day.

11. Brunswick Square
Following the discovery of saline springs nearby in 1814, a Spa company was formed by Sir James Jelf and a pump room built in Spa Road opposite the southern end of Brunswick Road.

12. St Oswalds Priory
The standing remains are of the north wall of the church built by Queen Aethelflaed in c.900 AD. The surviving arcade also contains features from alterations and additions made in 12th and 13th centuries.

Sport in and around Gloucester

Gloucester Rugby – We can arrange tickets - The official online home of Gloucester RFC including team news, fixtures, ticket information, multimedia and all the very latest for Gloucester fans.

Cheltenham Races – We can arrange tickets - The racecourse is best known for the National Hunt festival held in March each year, and includes races such as the Gold Cup and Champion hurdle

Gloucester City FC - The Tigers - Currently playing home games at Whaddon Road, the home of Cheltenham Town, the club are planning a new stadium in the city. We can arrange tickets for home games.

Gloucestershire County Cricket - Gloucestershire Cricket is one of the 18 first class County Cricket Clubs in the UK. We were established in 1870, with WG Grace a founding member, one of the most famous and influential cricketers in history.

Shopping at the nearby Gloucester Quays or in regency Cheltenham followed by lunch or dinner at the Beehive, Montpellier. Cheltenham Spa is England's most complete Regency town and is characterized by intricate ironwork balconies and painted stucco facades that line the historic Promenade, squares and terraces. With its award-winning gardens, impressive range of stylish shops and restaurants, and its festivals of horse racing, music and literature it is a great place to visit at any time of year.

Village of Winchcombe – Winchcombe is a small, unspoilt Cotswold town where you will still find a wealth of unique shops and places to eat and drink. It is an ideal base for walking in the Cotswolds being at the intersection of the Cotswold Way, the Gloucestershire Way, the Wardens Way, the Windrush Way, the Wychavon Way and the unofficial St Kenelm's Way.Visit Sudeley Castle close to the village and have lunch at the White Hart Inn.

Historic old wool town of Tetbury – a town within the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire. It lies on the site of an ancient hill Tetbury became an important market for Cotswold wool and the Woolsack races. in which competitors must carry a 60 pound sack of wool up a steep hill, were founded and are still contested annually. It is a great place to hunt for antiques, visit the nearby Westonbirt Arboretum and have lunch at the Snooty Fox Hotel.

Chosen Hill - for some of the best views of the area and a walk around the nature reserve, Chosen Hill is a much favoured location with the locals

Skydiving - Location: Duke of Gloucester Barracks, South Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucester GL7 5RD - skydive sensation - prices and information

Dean Forest Railway - Whether it is to bring back memories or show children the magic of trains from a bygone era, come and let us help re-create that wonderful of atmosphere of a country railway. And don't forget to have a chat with the driver, guard or any of our volunteers, for you can be sure of a cheery reply! We love running the railway and want you to enjoy it as much as we do!

Severn Bore - The Severn bore is a tidal bore seen on the tidal reaches of the River Severn in England.[1] It forms somewhat upstream of Sharpness, and can be seen as far upstream as Maisemore in Gloucester and on particularly high tides has been known to reach Upper Lode Lock below Tewkesbury.

Jet Age Museum - The City of Gloucester is synonymous with the aviation industry with major aircraft component manufacturers being based in the area and with Sir Frank Whittle doing much of his pioneering research and testing at locations in the locality. Staverton airport is the busiest private aviation airport in the Uk and home to the Jet Age Museum.

Slimbridge - The world famous Slimbridge Wetlands Centre is approximately 30 minutes drive from Hatton Court. , WWT Slimbridge is a wetland reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust near Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England . Slimbridge is halfway between Bristol and Gloucester on the estuary of the River Severn.

Painswick Rococo Gardens - Situated outside the beautiful Cotswold town of Painswick, and famous for its snowdrop display, the Rococo Garden is a fascinating step back to a flamboyant and sensual period of English Garden Design.

Prinknash Abbey - Prinknash Abbey is a monastic community of men, who live in the spirit of the Rule of Saint Benedict, in the heart of the Cotswolds

Great Witcombe Roman Villa - Great Witcombe Roman Villa was a villa built during the Roman occupation of Britain. It is located on a hillside at Great Witcombe, near Gloucester