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Spreading from the banks of the shimmering River Severn, Gloucester is known for its unique collection of Roman artefacts and the vast, towering spire of its huge 70 metre cathedral (which was used as a location for the Harry Potter films). In addition to its Roman heritage, the city boasts a diverse mix of architectural styles, from Tudor to Victoria making a tour around its pretty streets a real pleasure.

Things to see

One of the first things you'll spot when visiting Gloucester is the large needle like tower of Gloucester Cathedral. The building dates back to the 11th century, and whether you're a history enthusiast or simply an avid Harry Potter fan, take a quiet walk through the awe inspiring halls and corridors that burst with intricate, seemingly impossible interlaced stonework brought to life by swathes of light from the equally elegant and perfectly designed arching windows. To discover even more about the city's fascinating past, a visit to the Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery will be a hit with kids and adults alike. Featuring an authentic medieval street, as well as weathered remains of Roman tools, a fully reconstructed Roman kitchen, and a family-friendly, airy café, it makes for an afternoon packed full of wonder. There's plenty of excellent shopping, and universal entertainment to be found at Gloucester Quays too.

Hotels in Gloucester

From discount hotels to cosy accommodation in well kept, authentic Tudor buildings, there's something for all kinds of visitor in Gloucester. If you're flying through on a business trip or looking for a wallet-friendly pad, then there's a number of budget options not far from the city centre. Relax at the bar in the evening or enjoy a generous complimentary breakfast before exploring the city at any number of hotels based in the historical centre. In addition to the standard Gloucester hotel choices, there's also a range of bed and breakfasts if you're looking for a more homely experience. Free WiFi is also found at most hotels.

Where to stay

For easy access to transport links and the bustling bars, cafés, restaurants and shops of the city centre, then Burton Way and the surrounding area is a convenient choice. From here you can easily visit the sights, enjoy some local cuisine, and round the day off with a few glasses of glistening wine whilst being within easy reach of your hotel. Business travellers or those after a bargain may be more interested in accommodation near Corinium Avenue, which is still close to all the main attractions. Couples, or visitors looking for a touch more seclusion, should consider staying in the Longford area.

How to get to Gloucester

Gloucester is well connected by road and rail to most other major cities in the country. The A40 is the best road to follow if you're coming from the South, although the M5 is equally as straightforward. If you're flying into the UK via London or Birmingham, it can often be easier to get the train, which run direct to Gloucester Station from London Paddington and some stations in Birmingham. The city itself is very pedestrian friendly, and as a result you can easily reach all the major attractions and shopping districts on foot.