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10 Reasons To Visit Gloucester

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Gloucester as a city has an incredible amount to offer, from it’s peculiar cheese rolling event to the huge amount of history that is wrapped up in the area. Whilst it rarely makes a top 10 places to visit worldwide list, for those looking to get away but not go too far, Gloucester is definitely something you should experience at least once.

1. Cheese Rolling

Speaking of cheese rolling, it has to be mentioned as such an odd but memorable event. There isn’t much finesse to the event as it involves running down a 200 yard hill… Chasing after a wheel of cheese. Yes it is just as chaotic and fun as it sounds, for as peculiar an event as it is, the history it holds is near and dear to the residents of Gloucester.

2. The History

We recently published an article about the history relating to Gloucester but it truly is an incredible tale of triumph and torment, Gloucester has seen it all and come out standing.

3. Gloucester Cathedral

A landmark that few who go to Gloucester miss, the Gloucester cathedral is a staple of life around Gloucester, being a central point in Gloucester for years along with the location of many different Hollywood productions including Harry Potter, this is a must see.

4. Gloucester Brewery

The Gloucester brewery is a classic tale of a local company finding success with a local audience, for those who enjoy their beer cold and their gin colder, you won’t quite find a glass quite the same as the Gloucester brand anywhere else…

5. The House of the Tailor of Gloucester

Beatrix Potter is a legendary English writer by all accounts and you can find out all about her in the House of the Tailor of Gloucester, the house that Beatrix Potter was inspired to paint in what she described as her “favourite book”

6. Premiership Rugby Team

Gloucester’s rugby team is a name that should be familiar to anyone with an interest in sport or rugby, colloquially dubbed the “Cherry and Whites”, there is a thriving rugby community in Gloucester for all those interested.

7. Shopping Centre Galore

Gloucester Quays is a fantastic place to shop premium as you can get up to 70% off of big name brands including All Saints, Ted Baker and Radley. If you aren’t so much into the glam of brands, you can visit Eastgate shopping centre to shop the more high street names.

8. Experience Nature

Gloucester is not a concrete jungle most places seem to be turning into these days, with a plethora of different outdoorsy spaces to explore, those who enjoy a walk on the wild side will be spoilt for choice. From Gloucester park to Robinswood Hill Country Park, there is enough for both the kids and adults to enjoy, perfect for families to come and disconnect for a while.

9. Incredible Local Cuisine

Gloucester has nothing if it doesn’t have range, you could be tucking into a classic steak and ale pie whilst someone not 200 yards from you is delicately dissecting their pan Asian delight. There are options for anyone with a plethora of different vegan alternatives so don’t be shy about checking out the local sights and stores.

10. Catch An Event

Finally, it has to be mention, the events held in Gloucester are mind blowing, with such a wide variety from art installations to festivals, Gloucester is home to some real entertainment. There are also plenty of events for kids as well, showcasing how no one gets left out of the fun.


In conclusion, there is a lot to do in Gloucester, with COVID restrictions currently in place it might be something that is at the back of most people’s minds, to go out anywhere and socialise. However, Gloucester council has gone on record that strict enforcement of different COVID prevention procedures is in place at all times. This means people must wear masks and socially distance so as to allow as many people as possible to safely visit and enjoy all that the wonderful town of Gloucester has to offer.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” shadow_x_offset=”0″ shadow_y_offset=”0″ shadow_blur=”0″ shadow_spread=”0″ shadow_color=”” css=”.vc_custom_1604576157795{padding-bottom: 20px !important;background-color: rgba(229,229,229,0.12) !important;*background-color: rgb(229,229,229) !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1604576182757{margin-top: 10px !important;}”]

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