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Things to do in Gloucester

A scenic and historic city that provides an ideal base for exploring the Cotswolds

Are you looking for things to do in Gloucester? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the city.

Known for...   Cathedral and Docks


Did you know...

  • The writer of ‘Star Spangled Banner,’ the US national anthem, John Stafford-Smith, is buried in Gloucester Cathedral, and is the reason why the American flag is flown atop the Cathedral.
  • The Walls ice-cream factory is the largest in Europe.
  • The actor Simon Pegg was born in Gloucester, and used to frequent the ‘HMV’ music shop.



 

  Attractions

Dick Whittington Farm Park

Ideal for families.
100 Westgate Street
Town Centre
GL1 2PE

01452502039

 

Gloucester Cathedral FREE

Historic cathedral attraction.
12 College Green
Gloucester
GL1 2LX

01452528095

 

Greyfriars

English Heritage - Substantial remains of an early Tudor friary church of Franciscan 'grey friars' founded in 1231.
Greyfriars Walk
Gloucester
GL1 1TS

 

Blackfriars

English Heritage - One of the most complete surviving Dominican friaries in England, later converted into a Tudor house.
Blackfriars Lane
Gloucester
GL1 2EA

 

Over Bridge

English Heritage - A single-arch stone bridge spanning the River Severn, built in 1825-30 by the great engineer Thomas Telford.
near Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL2 8HJ

 

Gloucester Cruises And Boat Hire

Explore Gloucester by boat.
National Waterways Museum
Llanthony Warehouse
GL1 2EH

01452318200

 

Prinknash Bird And Deer Park

Lovely family day out.
Prinknash
Cranham
GL4 8EU

01452812727

 

Cotswold Trail Riding Expeditions

Horse back treks through the Cotswolds.
Ongers Farm
Upton Lane
GL4 0UT

01452813344

 

Ashleworth Tithe Barn FREE

National Trust - 15th-century tithe barn.
Ashleworth
Gloucestershire
GL19 4JA

 

Westbury Court Garden

National Trust - Dutch water garden - a rare and beautiful survival.
Gloucestershire
GL14 1PD

 
 

  Museums

Gloucester Waterways Museum

Fascinating look at the history of the canal.
Llanthony Warehouse
The Docks
GL1 2EH

 

Gloucester Museum And Art Gallery

Fascinating look at Gloucester's history.
Brunswick Road
Gloucester
GL1 1HP

01452396131

 

Gloucester Folk Museum

Insightful look at folk music.
103 Westgate Street
Gloucester
GL1 2PG

01452396868

 
 

  Parks

Barnwood Park And Arboretum FREE

Popular family attraction.
Church Lane
Barnwood
GL4 3EJ

 
 

  Bowling

Ten Pin

Ten-pin bowling alley.
Centre Severn
Barnwood
GL4 3HR

08715501010

 
 

  Cinema

Cineworld Gloucester

Multi-screen cinema.
The Peel Centre
St Ann Way
GL1 5SF

03303334444

 
 

  Theatre

Gloucester Guildhall

Music, theatre, comedy and film.
23 Eastgate Street
Gloucester
GL1 1NS

01452503050

 
 

  Golf

Brickhampton Court Golf Club

Golf Club.
Cheltenham Road
Churchdown
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL2 9QF

 

Rodway Hill Golf Club

Golf Club.
Newent Road
Highnam
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL2 8DN

 
 

  Leisure centres

GL1

Modern leisure centre offering a vast range of activities for all ages.
Bruton Way
Gloucester
GL1 1DT

 

Riverside Sports

Health and fitness club.
St Oswalds Road
Gloucester
GL1 2TF

01452413214

 

Virgin Active

Health and fitness club.
Centre Severn
Barnwood
GL4 3HR

01452634400

 

Gloucestershire Health And Racquet Club

Health and racquet club.
Delta Way
Gloucester Business Park
GL3 4BJ

01452651000

Recommended by Roger Williams, Stroud

 
 

  Karting

JDR Karting

Indoor Karting and Laser Tag Arena.
Unit 5
Madleaze Industrial Estate
GL1 5SG

01452311211

 
 

  Sport

Gloucester Ski And Snowboard Centre

Learn to ski or snowboard.
Matson
Gloucester
GL4 6EA

01452874842

 
 

  Riding

Summerhouse Equestrian And Training Centre

Lessons available throughout the week.
Bath Road
Hardwicke
GL2 2RG

01452720288

 
 

  Climbing

The Warehouse Climbing Centre

Fantastic indoor climbing centre.
1 Parliament Street
Gloucester
GL1 1HY

01452302351

Recommended by Tim Barnes, Gloucester

 

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