What to do in Gloucestershire
The Cathedral offers a wealth of things to see and do from climbing the tower to special family activities and events. There is also a Coffee Shop you can relax in after exploring.
Set in a stunning waterside location, Gloucester Quays is the cities thriving leisure quarter and features an outlet shopping centre, multi-screen cinema and the Waterways Museum as well as an exciting variety of new bars and restaurants open all year round.
The historic docks offer a stunning backdrop for the designer outlet as well as offering an insight in to the history of the area with local heritage trips and plenty of architecture to see.
The National Waterways Museum charts the fascinating 200-year history of the docks and the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal.
With fun, interactive exhibits, café, museum shop and boat trips around the dock, you'll discover the stories of the communities that lived and continue to thrive here.
Cheltenham, home to the renowned Cheltenham Festival and regency buildings, including the Pittville Pump Room, a remnant of Cheltenham’s past as a spa town. There's fine art at The Wilson museum, and the Victorian Everyman Theatre has an ornate auditorium.
With a rich, vibrant history and a beautiful waterside setting, there is plenty for everyone to discover in Tewkesbury.
You can take in the stunning scenery by taking a stroll beside the River Severn, or a boat trip along the Avon.
Then head to Tewkesbury Abbey; an imposing feature of the town’s landscape for nearly 900 years. Renowned the world over for its fine Norman tower, ornate 12th Century ceiling and stunning stained-glass windows, the Abbey is one of Gloucestershire’s most popular tourist attractions, second only to Gloucester Cathedral.
The Valley is a perfect place to spend a relaxing day with a great mix of brand names and unique gift shops all set within 125 acres of stunning rural Worcestershire countryside. Shop at the top brands shops, including Fat Face, Barbour, Mountain Warehouse and Pavers Shoes.
The Valley is dog-friendly, set in unspoilt countryside, open seven days a week and has free parking.
Stow on the wold, a classic Cotswold town filled with boutique shops, tea rooms and country pubs. Stow on the wold really is the perfect place to go to get that Cotswold experience.
Bourton on the Water, also known as the Venice of the Cotswolds, has regularly been voted the prettiest village in England. Bourton on the Water has a number of attractions including a museums, Birdland and some lovely shops and cafes.