Short Break in Gloucester

Best Value Hotel Stay for 2

British Inn Stay with Breakfast For Two

  • One or Two Night Stay in a Traditional British Hotel
  • Stay in a traditional British Inn
  • Over 20 locations across the UK
  • One night stays are available Sunday - Friday


More Info

About Gloucester

Gloucester, in the Cotswolds and straddling the River Severn, is a city steeped in over two thousand years of history. From its origins as a Roman fortress to its development through the medieval period and into modern times, Gloucester boasts a rich tapestry of cultural, historical, and natural attractions, making it a captivating destination for all who visit.

The crowning jewel of Gloucester is undoubtedly the Gloucester Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece that has stood as a beacon of faith and resilience for centuries. The cathedral's origins date back to the 11th century, and it serves as the final resting place for King Edward II. Its interior is a treasure trove of art and history, with the cloisters famously featuring in the Harry Potter film series, enchanting visitors with their stunning fan vaulting – the earliest example in England. The cathedral is not just a monument to the past; it hosts a vibrant program of concerts, exhibitions, and services, making it a living part of the community.

Beyond the cathedral, Gloucester's historic docks paint a picture of the city's maritime heritage. Once the furthest inland port in Britain, the docks have been beautifully restored, blending the city's industrial past with contemporary living. The area is now home to a mix of museums, shops, cafes, and bars, set against a backdrop of Victorian warehouses and the bustling waterside. The National Waterways Museum Gloucester explores the story of Britain's canals and rivers, providing an insightful look into Gloucester's pivotal role in the country's trade and transportation history.

Gloucester's streets are a chronicle of its long history, with the city centre offering a variety of historic sites and buildings. The medieval and Tudor periods are particularly well-represented, with timber-framed buildings and ancient churches dotted around, each with its own story to tell. Among these, the House of the Tailor of Gloucester, made famous by Beatrix Potter's tale, now serves as a charming museum and shop, delighting fans of the author and her beloved characters.

For those seeking a taste of local life and culture, Gloucester's markets and festivals provide a lively and colourful experience. The Victorian Christmas Market, held at the historic docks, is a highlight, transforming the area into a winter wonderland complete with craft stalls, food vendors, and traditional carols. Throughout the year, the city celebrates its heritage and community with events such as the Gloucester Tall Ships Festival and the Gloucester Rugby Festival, drawing visitors and locals alike into the festive spirit.

The beauty of Gloucestershire's countryside is easily accessible from Gloucester, with the Cotswolds offering rolling hills, picturesque villages, and scenic walking paths just a short drive away. The area is renowned for its natural beauty, providing a peaceful contrast to the city's historic hustle and bustle. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the myriad of trails and paths, while those looking for a more leisurely experience can enjoy the quaint charm of Cotswold villages, each with its unique history and attractions.

In essence, Gloucester is a city that bridges the gap between the past and present, offering visitors a diverse range of experiences. From the solemn grandeur of Gloucester Cathedral and the bustling activity of the historic docks to the tranquil beauty of the surrounding countryside, Gloucester invites exploration and discovery. Whether drawn to the city for its rich history, vibrant culture, or natural beauty, visitors to Gloucester will find themselves captivated by its unique charm, making it a memorable destination that offers something for everyone.

How it Works

It's rather simple actually

  • 1


    Buy your experience and receive your voucher via email or post

  • 2


    Activate your voucher on our website

  • 3


    Call or email booking provider to reserve your day of fun

What's not to love?

Why our customers love us

Free Exchanges

Change to an experience that suits your current mood

30 Day Refund Policy

See T&Cs for info

Instant Delivery

eVouchers are sent directly to your email inbox within seconds

Sign up to receive offers

Sign up to be the first to hear about fantastic offers, exclusive newsletter-only discounts & competitions.

You can unsubscribe at any time and we will not pass on your data to any third party.