Gloucester is the capital of Gloucestershire and located in the Severn Vale. It is a laid back place and a good starting point for exploring the Cotswolds. The town has quite a few interesting sights itself as well…
A visit to the magnificent Norman Cathedral is a must, as is the House of the Tailor of Gloucester, the actual shop that Beatrix Potter used as a model for the Tailor’s home in her famous story The Tailor of Gloucester. The nearby Folk and City museums, both individual and fascinating, will lead you through the complete Gloucester story; its extraordinary history, its people, their lives and livelihoods.
Just a short walk from the City Centre, you will discover the Historic Gloucester Docks, home to three fascinating museums – National Waterways Museum, Regiments of Gloucestershire Museum, and the Robert Opie Collection.
The Docks also boast a specialist shopping centre, waterfront cafes, bars and restaurants and boat trips on the Queen Boadicea II, a Dunkirk little ship offering river cruises. There are also guided tours, a family picnic area, the amazing Antiques Centre, with four floors packed full of treasures, and ample car parking.