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Gloucester

National Rail | station code GCR

Gloucestershire near Cotswolds

A modern city with a rich history. One of the large warehouses at Gloucester Docks is now an Antiques Centre. Roman and medieval gate-towers and moat can be seen in the underground Eastgate Viewing Chamber by guided tours organised by Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery. Gloucester is pronounced 'Gloster'.

TI 28 Southgate Street. Tel. 01452 396572.

www.exploregloucestershire.co.uk

www.cotswolds.info

www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk

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Gloucester attractions map

Gloucester Cathedral ½ mile

A place of Christian worship for over 1300 years and one of the finest medieval buildings in England. Highlights include medieval fan-vaulted cloisters, magnificent stained glass and royal tombs. Coffee shop. Tel. 01452 528095.
Open Daily 0930-1800 but access may be limited due to services and events.
www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk

Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery ½ mile

A fine Georgian building housing archaeological finds, natural history specimens, works of art, furniture, clocks and many other exhibits covering the history of Gloucester. Exhibitions programme. Café Tel. 01452 396131.
Open TWThFS 1000-1500 (1600 Apr-Sep).
www.gloucester.gov.uk/museums

Gloucester Greyfriars EH ½ mile

Remains of a medieval Franciscan friary church, rebuilt in Tudor times. Admission free.
Open Any reasonable time.
www.english-heritage.org.uk

Tailor of Gloucester Museum ½ mile

The House of the Tailor of Gloucester in Beatrix Potter's story is now a museum and shop. Visitors can see the tailor's kitchen and Potter memorabilia. Admission free. Tel. 01452 422856.
Open M-S 1000-1600, closed BH.
www.tailor-of-gloucester.org.uk

Gloucester Blackfriars EH ¾ mile

One of the most complete Dominican friaries surviving. It was converted into a Tudor house and cloth factory. Admission free. Tel. 01452 503050.
Open Apr-Sep M & Su 1000-1500.
www.english-heritage.org.uk

Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum ¾ mile

Discover what life was like for soldiers and their families throughout the last 300 years. Exhibitions programme. Tel. 01452 522682.
Open Mar-Oct, Daily 1000-1700. Nov-Feb, TWThFS 1000-1600.
www.soldiersofglos.com

Gloucester Waterways Museum ¾ mile

Located in a Victorian warehouse, the museum tells the story of inland waterways and Britains's most inland port. Tel. 01452 318200.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1000-1700. Nov-Mar, TWThFSSu 1100-1500.
www.canalrivertrust.org.uk

Gloucester Folk Museum ¾ mile

The social history of Gloucester in Tudor timber-framed buildings. Features include historic costumes, the story of the Severn fisheries, a reconstructed Victorian classroom and a pin factory. Exhibitions programme. Tel. 01452 396868.
Open Sat (also M-F in school holidays) 1000-1500.
www.gloucester.gov.uk/museums

Nature in Art by bus then ¾ mile

A museum and art gallery dedicated to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature. Housed in an elegant Georgian mansion. Permanent collection and exhibitions programme. Tel. 01452 731422.
Open TWThFSSu & BH 1000-1700.
www.natureinart.org.uk
Bus 71 from Bus Station to Twigworth, the bus stop is just beyond the entrance (on left, watch for sign), then ¾ mile walk along drive. 9 minutes journey, M-S hourly. Operated by Stagecoach.