Gloucester can be described as a Heritage City, Waterfront or Cathedral City, it is all three.
There is so much to and to see because Gloucester has been a principle city from Roman, Anglo Saxon, and Medieval times, throughout Tudor and Stuart times onto the Victorian and contemporary times. During the recent national Heritage weekend Gloucester had the third most sites and events open to visitors in the country. Your problem is where to start.
Apart from the vast amount of History and Heritage Gloucester still has much to offer the visitor; the regenerated Quays offers Designer shopping, a vibrant cosmopolitan culture to drink and dine in against a backdrop of a Dockland marina and Cathedral. The city shops, museums, and venues such as the Guildhall, Blackfriars, Greyfriars and GL1 are a stones-throw away.
Add to that Premiership rugby, two nature reserves, an award winning arboretum and Roman villa- all within the city confines and a festival culture of dance music topped by traditional events such as Cheese rolling, Markets and Bore surfing and you will understand why Gloucester’s popularity is growing fast year by year.
With the Forest of Dean, the Cotswolds, Wye valley and Severn Valley and Vale of Evesham surrounding Gloucester as packed-full or relaxful as you wish.