things to do in Gloucester

Things to do in Gloucester

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Discover the best attractions and things to do in Gloucester

From a grand Cathedral to museums galore, find an abundance of things to do in Gloucester.

Gloucester is a historic city within the Cotswolds, home to a wealth of attractions, eateries and more! No matter the occasion, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Gloucester.

Gloucester Attractions

Attractions in Gloucester include many fascinating museums, including the award-winning National Waterways Museum, and the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum. The latter displays Gloucestershire-related military memorabilia dating back 300 years. Visiting Gloucester Cathedral is one of the top things to do in Gloucester, steeped in centuries of compelling history. This iconic attraction dates back 678-9 AD and was a filming location for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Gloucester Activities

If you’re wondering what to do in Gloucester, we’ve got you covered. Spend a day exploring the vibrant Gloucester Docks, a Victorian Port where you’ll find 19th-century architecture and museums. Make sure to sample local food in one of the many eateries, or head to a vibrant bar for a well-deserved drink after a day of exploring.

No matter your tastes and interests, you will never run out of things to do in Gloucester…


  • Gloucester Cathedral

    Gloucester Cathedral

    12 College Green
    GL1 2LX

    01452 528095

    With a history spanning nearly 1000 years, the beautiful structure is one of the most fascinating medieval buildings in the UK, well-known as the burial place of royalty and recognisable as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.

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  • Gloucester Quays

    Gloucester Docks

    GL2 5QT

    01452 318200

    Originally a thriving Victorian Port, the Gloucester Docks have been restored and are now a bustling centre filled with museums, eateries and shops, while retaining the impressive 19th-century industrial architecture.

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  • Gloucester Docks

    Gloucester Leisure Cruises

    Llanthony Warehouse
    The Docks
    GL1 2EH

    01452 318212

    Join a Gloucester Leisure Cruise and relive your Hollywood dreams. Take a trip down the same waterway seen in the Disney movie “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” which was filmed near Gloucester Docks.    

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  • National Waterways Museum

    Llanthony Warehouse
    GL1 2EH

    01452 318200

    An award-winning museum situated in a Victorian warehouse outlining the history of the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal through fascinating displays and interactive exhibitions.

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  • Eyam Museum

    Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

    Custom House the Docks
    31 Commercial Rd
    GL1 2HE

    01452 522682

    Situated within the historic Gloucester Docks, here you can learn about the history of Gloucestershire’s soldiers from the past 300 years. The museum underwent a large-scale refurbishment in 2014 after significant funding from the Heritage Lottery and makes for a fascinating day out.

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