Gloucester City Guide, Including Gloucester Hotels
Posted by Nick Niesen on October 29th, 2010
Gloucester is situated in the south-western section of England in the county of Gloucestershire, and is very near the Welsh border. Possessing a population that is well over 100,000 people, Gloucester is a bustling and thriving city as well as a popular tourist attraction. Gloucester is home to many historical sites and recreational activities, making it a place where tourists love returning to every year. No matter what time of year someone visits Gloucester there are plenty of things to do and see.
Places of interest:
Gloucester has much to offer both residents and tourists. From museums to galleries, from monuments, to historical sites, Gloucester is filled with an endless array of things to both see and do. Further, Gloucester is situated near other popular English cities, making such cities easily accessible. Popular cities surrounding Gloucester include: Bath, Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Nottingham, Oxford, and York.
HISTORIC BUILDINGS: Gloucester Cathedral is the actual site where King Edward the II has been buried. In 681 AD this church was dedicated to St. Peter and the cathedral itself possesses a tremendous amount of Gothic architecture.
WALKS AND TOURS: Both residents and tourists will enjoy the numerous trails and tours that can be found in Gloucester. The Severn Way is a 2100 mile walk along the river in Britain and there are Cathedral guides, historic walks and dock walks for everyone to enjoy.
SHOPPING: There are plenty of fantastic places to shop while in Gloucester. The Mall Eastgate and the Kings Walk offer both specialist shops and boutiques, giving every tourist the ability to find suitable souvenirs.
MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES: Gloucester is home to some of the finest museums and galleries; among them are the Nature in Art Museum, a museum totally dedicated to art that focuses on nature, and Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery, with archaeological exhibits and more.
EVENTS: Gloucester is a busy city, one filled with many events to attend and enjoy. Gloucester frequently hosts many festivals and museum events.
Things to do:
There are plenty of things to see in do in the gorgeous city of Gloucester. If truth be told, both residents and tourists will have no trouble finding recreational activities that are suitable for the entire family. From historic sites to educationally suitable recreational activities, Gloucester is the city that offers something for everyone.
WILDFOWL AND WETLANDS CENTRE: in Slimbridge is a fantastic site for both children and adults alike. When visiting Gloucester, families will enjoy this recreational facility which was established in 1946. With trails to walk and many different species of birds to see, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre proves entertaining for all families. The cost of admission is as follows: £6, and children £3.60.
HAILES ABBEY: in Winchcombe is the ruins of a Cistercian Abbey that was established in the 13th century, in the year 1246. Visitors can still see and enjoy its cloistered arches and visit the shop and museum located on this historic site.
WESTONBIRT ARBORETUM: in Tetbury is a section of land that is home to well over 18,000 trees. Families can enjoy the trails all throughout Westonbirt Arboretum and visits will find the location particularly beautiful during the fall. With a visitor?s centre, a shop, and a museum as well as a plant centre and places to picnic, Westonbirt has much to offer its visitors. Admission prices are as follows: £3.80 for adults and £1 for children.
THREE CHOIRS VINEYARD: located in Newent, is a vineyard that offers self-guided tours and an opportunity to enjoy the delights of wine tasting.
CLEARWELL CAVES: the Clearwell Caves is a site that proves entertaining for the entire family. Clearwell is an old iron mine with a blacksmith and ochre workshop and offers guided tours for groups by appointment.
Food & Drink:
There is no shortage of fantastic dining locations in Gloucester to choose from. No matter what your preferences are in terms of food and drink, Gloucester will meet your personal demands.
JAPANESE DINING: If you are looking for Japanese delights and delicacies, Gloucester is home to Spirit on 1 Station Road. Spirit is located in the centre of Gloucester making it easily accessible after residents or tourists are through with other activities.
GREEK DINING: Both Dino's Village Taverna and Nicki's Hotel & Taverna offer visitors fine Greek dining. Dino?s Village Taverna is located at 1 St Catherine Street, while Nicki?s Hotel & Taverna is situated at 105 - 107 Westgate Street in Gloucester.
INDIAN DINING: Gloucester is home to several Indian restaurants, including the Baburchi Restaurant, Balti King, the Hill Top, Jewel in the Crown, and Lahore Balti Restaurant, to name a few.
ITALIAN DINING: If it?s Italian entrees you seek, Gloucester does not disappoint. Gloucester is home to Topoly's and Prezzo, both located on Southgate Street.
THAI DINING: Siam Thai at 5 Park Road and A Taste of Thai at 117 - 119 Southgate Street, Gloucester offer both residents and visitors fine Thai entrees to choose from.
Gloucester Hotels & Accommodation:
Gloucester has a number of accommodation styles to choose from. Visitors can stay in any number of the fantastic hotels in Gloucester or they can choose to use self catering facilities. Either way, tourists are destined to receive the finest amenities from the Gloucester accommodations they choose.
Express by Holiday Inn Gloucester South
The nightlife in Gloucester is promising because there is so much to do and see?giving both tourists and visitors an array of entertainment options to choose from. Several night clubs provide entertainment and there are even more pubs that visitors can stop in to have a drink and socialise.
Gloucester: an English city rich with history and equally rich in all of its offerings to its residents and visitors. Fabulous accommodations, excellent dining and lots of fun things to do: all within the boundaries of Gloucester. Gloucester: a current tourist hotspot and a city that promises to be a tourist attraction for many years to come.
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