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Gloucester Visitor Guide
Gloucester
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WHAT TO SEE & DO GUIDE 2016
summer
of music,
arts &
Culture
(Somac)
history&
heritage
gloucester
tourist information
centre
things to do around
gloucester
www.thecityofgloucester.co.uk
marketing gloucester ltd
Welcome
mobile tours
Explore over 2,000 years of
Gloucester’s History
Gloucester
The Cathedral City of The Cotswolds and a unique
‘must see’ destination.
CONTENTS
Discover the stories behind some of
Gloucester’s most iconic and best loved
buildings with this FREE web app.
Rich in history and heritage, the city boasts a wealth of architectural
gems, numerous visitor attractions, a Premiership Rugby team and
can truly be regarded as a great English city.
Besides the awe-inspiring Cathedral, Gloucester’s waterside location and
stunning Victorian Docks add an extra special dimension to your visit.
So whether you fancy taking a boat trip, exploring one of the many
museums or indulging in some retail therapy at the Gloucester Quays
Outlet Centre, the city has something to appeal to visitors of all ages.
Three tours to choose from:
• Gloucester City Centre
To help you make the most of your visit, the friendly team at the awardwinning Tourist Information Centre on Southgate Street will be happy
to help. Simply call in or phone them on 01452 396572 for help with
accommodation bookings or for ideas on what to do when you’re here.
• Gloucester Docks
• Kings, Queens and Martyrs Tour
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History & Heritage
Gloucester Tourist
Information Centre
Museums & Attractions
Festivals & Events
SoMAC
City Map
Shopping & Markets
Where to Stay
Eating Out
Sport & Recreation
Things to do around
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History
Heritage
Gloucester is considered to be one of
England’s top 10 historic destinations
with more than 500 listed buildings.
Main image:
Gloucester Cathedral
Inset image:
Historic Gloucester Docks
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FIND OUT MORE
see page 6
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Gloucester Cathedral, one of the most magnificent gothic buildings
in the world.
Gloucester Quays and Historic Docks, home to the Gloucester
Quays Leisure Quarter.
Visit our many churches and priories around the city including
St Mary de Lode, our oldest church dating back to AD170,
St Mary de Crypt Church (famous for Robert Raikes – founder of
Sunday Schools and George Whitfield, renowned outdoor preacher
from the 18th Century who found fame in America); the ruins
of St Oswald’s Priory (where Lady Æthelflæd, Alfred the Great’s
daughter was buried) and Blackfriars Priory – the best preserved
Dominican Priory in the country.
See our Roman remains spread out across the city centre and
take either a guided tour with Civic Trust guides, an armchair tour
for those with limited mobility or by yourself with an audio tour.
Clockwise from top:
Gloucester Docks; Robert Raikes House; Gloucester Cathedral; The New Inn
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FIND OUT MORE
GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL
www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk
HISTORIC DOCKS
www.gloucesterdocks.me.uk
GLOUCESTER CITY MUSEUM
www.gloucestermuseums.co.uk
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www.gloucestercivictrust.org
GLOUCESTER QUAYS
www.gloucesterquays.co.uk
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During your stay, don’t forget to visit:
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Stagecoach
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Advanced
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entry for
for locall & national
national
attractions
ˆ Souv
Souvenirs
enirs & Publications
Publications
ˆ Audio T
Tours
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theatree & event
event sales
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Police (non emergency) – 1011
Police
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Gloucester Health Access Centr
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Shopmobility - 01452 3028711
Traveline
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@Gloscoach
Out of hours pha
pharmacies:
armacies:
Boots,, Eastgate Street
Boots
Street – 01452 423501
Asda,, Bruton Way
Asda
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Taxis:
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Andy Cars – 014522 523000
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Intacar – 01452 52
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Get your Gloucester
Museums Pass from
Gloucester Tourist
Information Centre.
Visit 4 museums
for 1 ticket price
Museums
Attractions
Gloucester has
numerous museums
and attractions
to delight visitors
of all ages.
Gloucester Folk Museum
The Folk Museum in Westgate Street tells the story of Gloucester’s
social history and boasts an amazing collection of displays set
over several floors in a delightfully crooked, timber-framed,
16th Century building.
Open Saturday 10am-3pm, also open Monday–Saturday
during Gloucestershire school holidays, except Christmas
Gloucester City Museum
Gloucester City Museum features an impressive collection of
displays and interactive elements including a Roman kitchen
and medieval street scene.
Open Tuesday–Saturday 10am-3pm (until 31 March 2016),
10am-4pm (1 April–30 September), also open Mondays
during Gloucestershire school holidays, except Christmas
Main image:
Barn Owl Centre
Inset images, clockwise from top:
Jet Age Museum;
Soldiers of Gloucestershire;
Gloucester City Museum
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Tailor of Gloucester
Housed in the building that was illustrated and described in
Beatrix Potter’s The Tailor of Gloucester story.
Open Monday–Saturday 10am-4.30pm, Sunday (from Easter to
Christmas) noon-4pm. Closed Bank Holidays, Christmas Day,
Boxing Day & New Years Day
Jet Age Museum
Exhibits include Britain’s first jet plane the Gloster E28/39,
the Meteor and Javelin.
Open Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 10am-4pm.
Also open Wednesdays during school holidays
Soldiers of Gloucestershire
The Soldiers of Gloucestershire, located in the Historic Docks,
tells the story of the lives of Gloucestershire soldiers and
their families over the past 300 years.
Open Summer (1 March–16 November) daily 10am-5pm,
Winter (17 November–28 February) Tuesday–Saturday 10am-5pm
Gloucester Waterways Museum
Located in Gloucester Docks, this Museum tells the tale of
Gloucestershire’s canals and waterways. Boat trips along
the canal are also available to book from here.
Re-opening Summer 2016
FIND OUT MORE
GLOUCESTER FOLK MUSEUM
www.gloucestermuseums.co.uk
GLOUCESTER CITY MUSEUM
www.gloucestermuseums.co.uk
TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER
www.tailor-of-gloucester.org.uk
Nature in Art
JET AGE MUSEUM
The world’s first Museum and Art Gallery dedicated to art
inspired by nature, located 2 miles north of the city centre
in Wallsworth Hall.
Open Tuesday–Sunday 10am-5pm plus Good Friday & Bank
Holiday Mondays
www.jetagemuseum.org
Gloucester Brewery
Located near the Dry Dock, offering award-winning beers, the
shop is closed on Mondays. Brewery tours are available if you
book in advance.
Open Tuesday–Saturday 10am-5pm
SOLDIERS OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE
www.soldiersofglos.com
GLOUCESTER WATERWAYS
MUSEUM
www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/gloucester
NATURE IN ART
www.nature-in-art.org.uk
GLOUCESTER BREWERY
Barn Owl Centre
www.gloucesterbrewery.co.uk
The centre offers visitors the chance to see owls, hawks,
buzzards, falcons and golden eagles close up.
Pre-booking required. Contact 01452 383999 (9am-9pm daily)
www.barnowl.co.uk
BARN OWL CENTRE
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Gloucester cathedral warmly welcomes you
to explore 1000 years of history and architecture
• Free entry (donation requested)
• Open 8am until Evensong
• Daily Worship
• Superb musical heritage
• Mediaeval Fan Vaulted cloisters
• spectacular stained Glass
• tomb of King edward II
• crypt & Whispering Gallery
• Where harry Potter, sherlock
The world’s finest
choral music
3choirs.org
& hollow crown were filmed
• Gift shop & coffee shop
• Guided tours & Group tours
available
For details of services, events &
closures call 01452 528095 or visit
www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk
/GloucesterCathedral
@GlosCathedral
facebook.com/3ChoirsFestival
twitter.com/3choirs
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ART IN THE CITY
BEATRIX POTTER 150TH BIRTHDAY
GLOUCESTER RHYTHM & BLUES FESTIVAL
FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
GLOUCESTER CARNIVAL
GLOUCESTER FOLK FESTIVAL
GLOUCESTER GOES RETRO
POETRY FESTIVAL
RUGBY IN THE PARK
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FIND OUT MORE
Residents Weekend 18–20 March
Gloucester Quays Spring Fest 25–28 March
CAMRA Gloucester Beer & Cider Festival 22–23 April
Dragon Boat Regatta 8 May
Chaplin’s Circus 1–5 June
Gloucestershire Pride 11 June
Race 4 Life 12 June
City Fest 10 July
Glos 10K 10 July
Gloucester Quays Food Festival 22–24 July
Gloucester Carnival 23 July
Gloucester Rhythm & Blues Festival 23 July–7 August
Three Choirs Festival 23–30 July
Beatrix Potter 150th Birthday 28 July
Art in the City 30–31 July
Rugby in the Park 30 July
Fireworks Spectacular 6 August
Gloucester Marathon 7 August
Race 4 Men 14 August
Sportbeat 20–21 August
Gloucester Quays Beach Weekender 27–29 August
Gloucester Goes Retro 27 August
Gloucester History Festival 3–18 September
Henry III 800th Anniversary 10 September
Gloucester Quays Victorian Market 17–20
November
Christmas Lantern Procession 20 November
Gloucester Quays Festive Fayre 9–11 December
All dates are correct at time of going to print.
Please check online or with the Tourist Information
Centre before travelling.
Festivals
Events
Gloucester hosts a busy annual programme
of festivals and events designed to appeal
to all ages and tastes.
Gloucester Guildhall offers numerous concerts, films, workshops and events
throughout the year visit:www.gloucesterguildhall.co.uk
www.thecityofgloucester.co.uk/events
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Main image:
Christmas Lantern Parade
Inset images, clockwise from top:
Gloucester Blues Festival; CAMRA Beer Festival;
Music at the Docks; Three Choirs Festival
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Gloucester’s
Summer of Music,
Arts & Culture
(SoMAC)
July–August
The Summer of Music, Arts & Culture (SoMAC)
will be coming to Gloucester this July and August
for the very first time.
One of the brand new events planned is ‘Art In The City’ – where hundreds of artists will descend
upon Gloucester over a weekend, set up their easels and paint what they see. A ‘flash’ exhibition will
be set up where the artists’ work will be judged by a panel that includes Lady Bathurst, and artists
P. J. Crook and Russel Haines. The city will also be celebrating Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday in July
with events around the house of The Tailor of Gloucester.
SoMAC runs from July to August and will incorporate existing events from the Summer in Gloucester
programme such as the Gloucester Rhythm & Blues Festival, the Gloucester Carnival and the
Fireworks Spectacular in Gloucester Park. Other
events include the fourth Sportbeat festival,
a new classical music festival, a folk festival
and a poetry festival. SoMAC will be promoted
locally and nationally, with a bumper guide to
the city’s summer activities being produced.
FIND OUT MORE
SoMAC: A BIG
Summer of Music,
Arts and Culture
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The prestigious Three Choirs, one of the world’s
oldest choral festivals, also returns to the city
this summer.
Main image:
Fireworks
Inset images:
Gloucester Carnival
AROUND GLOUCESTER
FROM JULY THROUGH
TO AUGUST – EVENTS
TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Check the website below
for information
www.somac.org.uk
www.thecityofgloucester.co.uk
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Gloucester
ATTRACTIONS AND SERVICES
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Antiques Centre
Bishop Hooper’s Monument
Blackfriars Priory
Boat Trips (Queen Boadicea II)
Bus Station
Cathedral
Citizens Advice Bureau
City Council Offices
East Gate Viewing Chamber
(Roman Ruins)
County Council Offices (Shire Hall)
County Court
Crown Court
Folk Museum
GL1 Leisure Centre
Gloucester Guildhall
Gloucestershire Archives
Gloucestershire College
Greyfriars Ruins and Garden
Hospital (A&E)
House of the Tailor of Gloucester
JDR Karting and Laser Tag
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King’s Theatre
Kingsholm Rugby Ground
Library
Llanthony Priory
Magistrates Court
Multiplex Cinema
Gloucester City Museum
Music and Drama Library
New Inn
Picturedrome Theatre
Police Station
Railway Station
Register Office
Robert Raikes House
St Michael’s Tower
St Oswald’s Priory (remains)
Soldiers of Gloucestershire
Warehouse Climbing Centre
Waterways Museum
Waterways Leisure Area
Youth Sports Area and Skate Park
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PARKING
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Peel Shopping Centre
Hare Lane North/South
Quay Street
The Docks
Bruton Way Multistorey
Castlemeads
Blackfriars/
Ladybellegate
Longsmith Street
Multistorey
Station Road
St Michael’s Square
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Hampden Way
North Warehouse,
The Docks
P13 Eastgate Rooftop
P14 Kings Walk Multistorey
P15 Southgate St/The Docks
P16 Westgate St (inc Coach Park)
P17 Gloucester Quays
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Holloway House, 71-73 Eastgate Street, Gloucester GL1 1PW Tel 01452 207020
Guide produced by Marketing Gloucester Ltd. All information correct at time of going to print.
Photography by Nick Turner, Tony Hickey, Protocol Design Media Ltd, Marketing Gloucester Ltd,
Gloucester City Council, Cotswolds Tourism, Mike Baldwin, Moose Marketing and PR,
Jason Potter, McPherson Stevens Creative and Mark Bennett for Gloucester Rugby.
Thanks to Gloucester Civic Trust, Ian Williams, Phil Moss and Chris Chatterton for historical information.
Web links listed are independent of Marketing Gloucester Ltd and as such the company
takes no responsibility for accuracy or nature of content on such sites.
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Shopping
Markets
Shopping in Gloucester offers a mixture of high street
stores, charming independent shops, speciality markets,
modern shopping centres and an outlet centre.
Gloucester Quays Outlet Centre and Leisure
Quarter has an outstanding mix of high street and
designer labels at up to 70% off recommended
retail prices.
King’s Walk Shopping and The Eastgate Shopping
Centre stores include high street favourites.
The city also boasts a distinctive and quirky
independent quarter in and around Westgate
Street. Fashion, food and drink, music and
specialist shops can all be found just a step away
from the magnificent Cathedral.
Markets
Gloucester has a strong market tradition. Markets
include the daily Eastgate Indoor Market, the
Cherry & White Market which takes place every
Friday and Saturday as well as the popular
Farmers’ Market which takes place in the city
centre every Friday. Over Farm Market offers
great seasonal produce from local suppliers
all year round and hosts some great seasonal
events including Frightmare over Halloween.
Antiques, Arts and Crafts
The new Gloucester Antiques Centre is located in
a fine, Tudor townhouse on Westgate Street and
offers two floors of antiques. Upstairs, Downstairs
in Severn Road (just behind the Docks) and Fab &
Faded (Longsmith Street) also specialise in antiques
and Gloucestershire Arts and Crafts Centre is
located in College Court near the Cathedral.
FIND OUT MORE
GLOUCESTER QUAYS OUTLET CENTRE
AND LEISURE QUARTER
www.gloucesterquays.co.uk
KINGS WALK SHOPPING
www.kingswalk.co.uk
THE EASTGATE
www.intoeastgate.co.uk
MARKETS IN GLOUCESTER
www.gloucester.gov.uk/markets
OVER FARM MARKET
www.overfarm.co.uk
FAB & FADED
www.fabandfaded.com
FAD & FATED
www.fadandfated.com
UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS
www.gloucesterantiques.com
GLOUCESTERSHIRE ARTS AND
CRAFTS CENTRE
www.gloucestershireartsand
craftscentre.co.uk
SHOP IN THE HEART
Main image:
Gloucester Quays Outlet
Centre and Leisure Quarter
Inset images, clockwise:
College Court;
Antique Shopping;
Arts & Crafts Market
OF THE CITY
Visit us at King’s Walk Shopping Centre for
the biggest names in fashion, including
River Island and Primark.Take a break from it
all with a Costa Coffee or treat the kids at
The Entertainer toy shop. It really is the
perfect place to shop in the heart of the city!
www.kingswalk.co.uk
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Where to Stay
Whether you’re looking for luxury, a sense of history, a room
with a view of rolling countryside or a homely guest house
– Gloucester has it all.
Each accommodation listing within this guide clearly displays the quality rating.
Both the AA and Visit England provide a national quality scheme, awarding
star ratings from 1–5. Cotswolds Tourism offer a local scheme where accommodation
providers receive a basic assessment checking that the accommodation is safe,
clean and legal. Some accommodation providers have opted out of the assessment
schemes and are clearly marked as ‘Ungraded’ on their listing.
HOTELS A hotel must have a minimum of 6 bedrooms with all bedrooms having
ensuite facilities or a private bathroom.
GUEST ACCOMMODATION These properties are often smaller than hotels with
more of a family feel and approach. This category includes bed and breakfasts,
guesthouses, inns and restaurants with rooms.
RATINGS MADE EASY
Simple, practical, no frills
Well presented and well run
Good level of quality and comfort
Excellent standard throughout
Exceptional with a degree of luxury
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Staff with Disability
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Leisure Facilities
Licensed
Open at Christmas
Major Credit Cards Accepted
Special Breaks Available
Internet Access
Price on Application
Tea/coffee making facilities
Evening Meals
Special Diets Arranged
Television in Room
Four Poster Beds
Ground Floor Bedrooms
Lift
Garden for Residents
Lounge for Residents
Conference/Function Room
HATHERLEY MANOR
HOTEL
AA HOTEL
Upton Hill
Upton St Leonards GL4 8DE
Tel 01452 617412
Email [email protected]
www.hatton-court.co.uk
Contact Simon Hanna
88-92 London Road
Gloucester GL1 3PG
Tel 01452 525865
Email [email protected]
www.ehglos.co.uk
Contact St John Milton
A lovely country house hotel
sympathetically refurbished to
incorporate all the amenities required
by today’s most discerning guests.
Hatton Court is perfectly situated,
just 3 miles from Gloucester city centre
and on the edge of the Cotswolds.
This fabulous Cotswold hotel is a perfect
base to explore all the history and
heritage that Gloucester has to offer.
A short stroll from the city centre,
this privately owned town house
hotel is quiet and civilised.
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AA HOTEL
Over, Gloucester GL2 8DB
Tel 01452 332900
Email [email protected]
www.thewharfhouse.co.uk
The Wharf House, situated on the edge
of the river and Over Canal, provides
luxury and comfort for all our guests.
Bedrooms S– D6 T1 F–
Bathrooms Ensuite All rooms
Prices from £99-£299
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Offering comfort and luxury, enjoy afternoon tea on
the terrace overlooking the beautiful views, the Tara
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Prices from £40-£95
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NICKI’S HOTEL
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CITY CENTRE GUEST
HOUSE – GLOUCESTER PARK
UNGRADED
APPLIED FOR
105-107 Westgate Street
Gloucester GL1 2PG
Tel 01452 301359
www.nickishotelandtaverna.co.uk
Contact Nicki
Located close to Cathedral and Docks,
200 yards from the city centre.
Pleasant surroundings and friendly
atmosphere.
Bedrooms S4 D– T7 F4
Bathrooms Ensuite 15
Prices from £35-£75
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also offering private dining.
Gloucester’s most beautiful wedding venue. We offer
the best value All Inclusive Wedding in Gloucester
with unbeatable service and food.
www.hatton-court.co.uk
THE EDWARD HOTEL
Accredited by The Cotswolds
Local Tourism Assessment Scheme
Down Hatherley Lane
Gloucester GL2 9QA
Tel 01452 730217
Email [email protected]
www.hatherleymanor.com
Contact Leanne Paddock
THE WHARF HOUSE
Set in an ivy-covered country house with lawned
garden, this Cotswold gem bordering the ‘Cotswold
Way’, is an independent boutique hotel in the village
of Upton St. Leonards. Easy reach of Gloucester,
Cheltenham and many Cotswold villages.
HATTON COURT
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72 Weston Road
Gloucester GL1 5AX
Tel 01452 522243
Mob 0787 965 7495
Email [email protected]
www.citylodgegloucester.co.uk
www.citylodgeguesthouse.co.uk
Contact Jens Eberhardt
Quiet city centre location with free
car parking. Very clean and friendly.
24/7 check-in and 24/7 come-and-go
as you please.
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Accommodation Listings
HOTELS
HALLMARK HOTEL Matson Lane, Robinswood Hill
Gloucester GL4 6EA
Tel 01452 525653
www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk
MERCURE GLOUCESTER
BOWDEN HALL Bondend Lane
Upton St Leonards
Gloucester GL4 8ED
Tel 0844 815 9077
www.mercure.com
HOLIDAY INN
GLOUCESTER-CHELTENHAM Crest Way, Barnwood
Gloucester GL4 3RX
Tel 0871 423 4876
www.ihg.com/holidayinn
EXPRESS BY HOLIDAY INN
Budget Hotel
Waterwells Business Park
Telford Way, Quedgeley
Gloucester GL2 2AB
Tel 0871 423 4876
www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress
IBIS HOTEL GLOUCESTER
Budget Hotel
Sawmills End, Corinium Avenue
Gloucester GL4 3DG
Tel 01452 623650
www.ibis.com
TRAVELODGE Budget Hotel
Gloucester Quays, St Ann Way
Gloucester GL1 5SF
Tel 0871 984 6427
www.travelodge.co.uk
CENTRAL HOTEL GLOUCESTER
18 Clarence Street
Gloucester GL1 1DP
Tel 01242 582172
www.centralhotelgloucester.co.uk
THE LITTLE THATCH
141 Bristol Road, Quedgeley
Gloucester GL2 4PQ
Tel 01452 720687
www.thelittlethatch.co.uk
THE NEW COUNTY HOTEL Ungraded
44 Southgate Street
Gloucester GL1 2DP
Tel 01452 307000
www.thenewcountyhotel.co.uk
THE MULBERRY HOUSE
2a Heathville Road
Gloucester GL1 3DP
Tel 01452 720079
www.the-mulberry-house.co.uk
SHERWOOD HOUSE
Green Lane, Churchdown
Gloucester GL3 2LA
Tel 01452 855652
© Tony Hickey
For all your
accommodation needs visit
www.thecityofgloucester.co.uk
or call in to the Gloucester Tourist Information Centre
Gloucester Carnival at 28 Southgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2DP
Telephone 01452 396572
Saturday 23 July
www.thecityofgloucester.co.uk
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MEET &
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a traditional hotel with a modern twist
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a stroll from the city with private parking
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Hatherley Manor Hotel, Down Hatherley Lane, Gloucester GL2 9QA
Tel: 01452 730217 Email: [email protected] www.hatherleymanor.com
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GUEST ACCOMMODATION
BROOKTHORPE LODGE Stroud Road, Brookthorpe
Gloucester GL4 0UQ
Tel 01452 812645
www.brookthorpelodge.
demon.co.uk
As an independent hotel we know it is the small things that count, from
our 28 day matured Cotswold reared Aberdeen Angus 8oz Sirloin Steak
made to melt in your mouth, to our delicious homemade shortbread
served with a cafetiere of fresh ground coffee. Whether you are looking
to come for a relaxing short break, having a get together with friends
or celebrating a special occasion you can be assured that our friendly
professional team will go out of their way to ensure you have a
memorable visit.”
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CHELTENHAM CHASE HOTEL Shurdington Road, Brockworth
Gloucester GL3 4PB
Tel 01452 519988
www.qhotels.co.uk
“Nestling in rolling green countryside on the edge of the Cotswolds;
this formerly moated residence dates back to the 17th Century and boasts
its own private walled garden. Awarded the prestigious “Certificate
of Excellence” from Trip Advisor, Hatherley Manor Hotel is a fine
51 bedroom hotel that welcomes both residents and non-residents.
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AROMA INDIAN
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69 Southgate Street
Gloucester GL1 1TX
Tel 01452 413108
Email [email protected]
www.aroma-gloucester.co.uk
31 Southgate Street
Gloucester GL1 1TP
Tel 01452 309340
Email [email protected]
www.caferene.co.uk
Our friendly outlook, homely service
and great atmosphere are reasons
why customers return time and again.
At Café René we have a full and varied
menu but pride ourselves on serving
the finest expertly grilled prime steaks
and Sunday Roast menu.
Open Tue–Sun
Opening Hours Tue–Sun 12noon-3pm;
Tue–Thu & Sun 6pm-11pm
Fri & Sat 6pm-midnight
Prices for a main meal from £6.99
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Opening Hours Sun–Thu 11ammidnight; Fri–Sat 11am-3am
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53 Westgate Street
Gloucester GL1 2NW
Tel 01452 522562
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www.fountaininngloucester.co.uk
The Fountain is a 16th century historic
Inn in the city centre, which stands in
the shadows of Gloucester Cathedral and
is steeped in history. We have a selection
of Real Ales and Craft Lagers. A full and
varied menu.
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• Winner of Gloucester Curry Club
Award 2014
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• House of Commons Award
• We provide a private hall for parties
2 Bull Lane, Gloucester GL1 2HG
Tel 01452 384343
Email [email protected]
www.peppers-cafe.co.uk
SHAHI BALTI
INDIAN RESTAURANT
Open Mon–Sat (closed Bank Holidays
& between Christmas Day & New Year)
Opening Hours Mon 8am-3pm,
Tue–Fri 8am-4pm, Sat 10am-4pm.
Alternate Fridays of each month
open until 8pm for live music
Prices for a main meal from £3.75
City Centre, 72 Westgate Street
Gloucester GL1 2NZ
Tel 01452 385386
Email [email protected]
gloucester.com
www.indianrestaurantgloucester.com
Shahi Balti is located in the city centre
close to the historic Cathedral. The
restaurant has been serving authentic
Indian food for 40 years. If you’re looking
for one of the best dining experiences
then pop along to Shahi Balti.
Open Mon–Sun
Opening Hours 5.30pm-midnight
(Fri & Sat until 1am)
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soups, quiches, hot pots, salads, baguettes,
jacket potatoes. Teas and coffees. Seating
upstairs, courtyard, function room.
TASTE OF THAI
RESTAURANT
TIGER’S EYE
117-119 Southgate Street
Gloucester GL1 1UT
Tel 01452 520894
Email [email protected]
www.taste-of-thai.co.uk
The Old Bell, 9a Southgate Street
Gloucester GL1 1TG
Tel 01452 332993
Email [email protected]
www.theoldbell-tigerseye.co.uk
We are located opposite the historic
docks in Gloucester city, where you
can enjoy a truly mouth-watering
taste of Thailand.
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the most historic and beautiful buildings
in Gloucester. It’s a unique place to relax
and enjoy fine food and drink.
Open Tue–Sun (closed Mon)
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6pm-10.30pm, Fri & Sat 6pm-11.30pm
Prices for a main meal from £8.50
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Tel 01452 690541
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Premium Craft Beer Bar. Serving
Gloucester’s widest range of ales with
food picked to match.
Open Every day
Opening Hours Sun–Wed 11am-11pm;
Thu–Sat 11am-11.30pm
Prices for a main meal from £5.95
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Tel 01452 332900
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Our delightful AA Rosetted Restaurant
offers relaxed fine dining and serves
British and European cuisine with
seasonal, local produce.
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Tuesday–Sunday Lunch 12.00-15.00
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Aroma, 69 Southgate Street, Gloucester GL1 1TX
For Bookings: 01452 413108 www.aroma-gloucester.co.uk
We are an
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in good home made food
using locally sourced/organic
ingredients where possible.
We serve a wide range of teas,
our own blend of organic
and fair trade coffee, and
have an outstanding range
of soft drinks. We are licensed and sell
local beers and ciders as well as selected wines.
Salad Bar with up to seven different selections
Quiches, jackets, soups and hot special dishes
Friendly service
Seating upstairs and in our secluded courtyard
Function room available for special occasions or meetings
Licensed – local beers and ciders
Live music on alternate Fridays, 6-8pm
Venue for Gloucester Rhythm & Blues Festival
Eat in, Take Away, Buffets
2 Bull Lane, Gloucester GL1 2HG
Opening times: Mon 8am-3pm; Tue–Fri 8am-4pm;
Sat 10am-4pm. Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays
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Sport Recreation
Gloucester, well-known for its Premiership rugby team and the most passionate
support, was a proud host city for last year’s Rugby World Cup. You can also watch the
local football team, Gloucester City AFC, or try your hand at tennis, skiing, snowboarding
climbing and karting at the city’s many leisure facilities. With the countryside right on
Gloucester’s doorstep, there are many parks and gardens where you can enjoy spectacular
views of the city and the Severn Vale.
Gloucester’s No.1
Taxi & Private Hire Service
SPORTING EVENTS
CHELTENHAM
FESTIVALS
ENTERTAINMENT &
GOING OUT
Images,
clockwise:
Ski & Snowboard
Centre;
Kingsholm
Stadium;
Gloucester
Rugby Club;
Severn Bore
AIRPORTS
DISABLED ACCESS
VEHICLES
6/8 SEATERS
OPERATE 24/7
FIND OUT MORE
GLOUCESTER RUGBY CLUB www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk
GLOUCESTER AFC www.gloucestercityafc.com
GL1 www.gl1.org.uk
OXSTALL’S TENNIS CENTRE www.oxstalls.org.uk
THE WAREHOUSE www.the-warehouse.co.uk
JDR KARTING www.jdrkarting.co.uk
SKI AND SNOWBOARD CENTRE www.gloucesterski.com
THE CAPITAL VENUE www.thecapitalvenue.com
ROBINSWOOD HILL COUNTRY PARK www.gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk
HIGHNAM COURT AND GARDENS www.highnamcourt.co.uk
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Andy Cars, 64 Eastgate Street, Gloucester GL1 1QN
Tel 01452
523000 • Freephone 0800 9177 945
Web www.andycarsgloucester.co.uk • Email [email protected]
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Things to do around
Gloucester
Gloucester is the proud capital of a county that has so much to offer.
Stunning natural beauty and picture postcard
villages and towns combine with world-class
sporting activity, cultural events and festivals,
independent shopping, food and drink, outdoor
pursuits, history and numerous visitor attractions
to suit all ages and tastes.
The Cotswolds is undoubtedly one of the most
beautiful regions in the British Isles, with rolling hills
and valleys punctuated by traditional villages and
towns. Places such as Broadway, Bourton-on-theWater, Burford, and larger market towns including
Cirencester, Chipping Campden and Stow-on-theWold are distinctly Cotswold in character and
always provide a warm welcome.
Nearby attractions include the Gloucestershire
Warwickshire Railway (GWR) at Toddington,
where you can take a trip on a real steam train.
The Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley are only a
stone’s throw from the city of Gloucester. One of
England’s few remaining ancient forests and an Area
of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its rich and
varied landscape, the area provides endless interest
for walkers, artists, and nature-lovers. The enchanting
Puzzlewood is immensely popular with film fans
having been used as a location for Star Wars: The
Force Awakens. Clearwell Caves is the Royal Forest
of Dean’s Iron Mining Museum. Dating back over
4500 years, visitors can explore nine atmospheric
caverns which are connected by winding passageways.
Cotswold Tourism
Award Winner
2014 & 2015
Travel from Toddington, Winchcombe or Cheltenham Race Course on our award-winning heritage railway
Tea room, shop, heritage trail and small museum at Toddington, café, shop and picnic area at Winchcombe
24 mile round trip through glorious Cotswold scenery
Travel over the famous 15 arch Stanway viaduct
693 yard tunnel at Greet - 2nd longest on a preserved railway
Heritage steam engines, diesel locomotives and railcars
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
The Railway Station, Toddington
GL54 5DT 01242 621405
www.gwsr.com
M5 junction 9, only 15 mins
&
3 - 18 September 2016
President: Janina Ramirez
Historian, author and BBC presenter
OPEN
OP
EN
10.00am-5.00pm
10.00am-5.00pm
Clearwell,
Coleford
Clearwell, Nr Coleford
Telephone:
Teelephone: 01594
01594 832535
832535
Hear from leading historians
Celebrate 800th Anniversary Coronation
of Henry III in Gloucester
Be uplifted by beautiful music
Discover Gloucester’s hidden corners
Entertainment for all the family
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