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Gloucester

Gloucester is a vibrant multicultural city that combines historic architecture with a unique blend of visitor attractions, festivals and entertainment

Towns and Villages in or near Gloucester


Description

The City of Gloucester has a unique history from its Roman foundations to its Victorian docklands. Gloucester is a vibrant multicultural city that combines historic architecture with a unique blend of visitor attractions, festivals and entertainment, a collection of high street and specialist shops and a mouth watering array of tea shops, restaurants, wine bars and pubs offer food and drink for all tastes. The city is overlooked by the Cotswolds Hills in the lush Severn Valley and is easily accessible from all corners of the country.

The port of Gloucester was of great historical importance. The Romans built a fort which was used for the transport of men and supplies between the Midlands and Wales. In 1580 Gloucester was granted the status of port by Queen Elizabeth 1. In 1794 a canal was constructed to Berkeley which opened up a link with the Stroud water and Thames canals so providing a direct route to the Midlands and London.

In its heyday the port of Gloucester was a major center for the shipment of timber, corn, metals, wines and spirits and the elegant tall ships pictured in our photographs were a familiar sight. Today many of the historic warehouses have been converted and the docks with their museums, pubs and café's provide a major attraction for tourists.


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  • Towns and Villages

Location


Gloucester
GL1 2AP
O/S Ref: SO 8218

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