Like so many great British cities, this is a destination crowned by a magnificent cathdral. That being Gloucester cathedral. This particular centrepiece was the burial place of King Edward II and thusly became a popular pilgrimage site in the 1300s. Some generous donations enabled the construction of a magnificent Gothic exterior (which you may recognise from its moonlighting role as Hogwarts in the first two Harry Potter films).
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“A warm welcome to the Holiday Inn situated south of Gloucester. Excellent for business and leisure travellers with just a 3 mile ride in to the city centre. Shopping, business meetings, leisure seekers, sight seers and those en route between Bristol and all points north made welcome.”
Telford Way, Nr Quedgeley, Gloucesterrooms from £40.00 View Prices
“Traditional, comfortable and stylish at affordable rates. Something a little different as you enjoy medieval style close to the 11th century Cathedral of Gloucester. Fully licensed restaurant with excellent service standards.”
16 Northgate St, Gloucesterrooms from £50.00 View Prices
“Good location just outside Gloucester. Putting you in touch with the commercial centre, leisure activities, good restaurants and evening entertainment. Small, cosy, filled with character hotel that is within most people's budgets. Enjoy a warm welcome.”
88-92 London Rd, Gloucesterrooms from £55.00 View Prices
“Glorious setting surrounded by 240 acres of countryside, flowers and plants. Leisure seekers, golfers, walkers and business people are all made welcome and well provided for. International standards at affordable rates.”
Matson Lane, Robinswood Hill, Gloucesterrooms from £59.50 View Prices
“Excellent all round location for those on business, hosting special conferences, arranging that special occasion and enjoying the wonderful setting. Quality, class and style at affordable rates. Supported by a professional and courteous team of staff.”
Bondend Lane, Upton St Leonards, Gloucesterrooms from £60.00 View Prices
“Meeting high standards of service and accommodation with a true sense of old fashioned style and good living. Contemporary conveniences combined with courteous staff make this a most pleasant place to stay. Relaxing and easy to reach.”
Down Hatherley Lane,, Gloucesterrooms from £67.00 View Prices
Attractions in Gloucester While You Stay
The Beatrix Potter Exhibition, in the proximate College Court, is another favourite with the kids. The building was used as a base by the author at the start of the 20th century when illustrating the story The Tailor of Gloucester. Elsewhere in the city, religious architecture remains prominent throughout, with churches proving both numerous and impressive, hence the old phrase "as sure as God's in Gloucester". A proud history of trade also exists here, particularly at the city's port, which is Britain's most inland. Since their industrial heyday, the Gloucester Docks have been completely transformed and now serve as a museum complex. The National Waterways Museum, housed in a listed Victorian warehouse, is the flagship attraction, telling the story of the nation's canals via exhibits housed on both land and water. Also popular is the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum: a history of the county's famous regiment, which fought against Napoleon, at Dunkirk and served Queen and country as far afield as North America and Korea.