With its monastery, bird park and Roman Mosaic. This latter is a full-size copy of the original mosaic on the floor of a Roman villa at nearby Woodchester, now in a churchyard. The original is thought to have been created in c.325 AD. It has been unearthed periodically several times, but the last time it was on view to the public, in 1973, it produced so much interest and traffic congestion in the town that it was decided never to unearth it again. Devastated by the possibility that no-one else would see it ever again, two local builders spent ten years working on the reconstruction.
Main shopping centre in city centre, providing many large chain stores such as H&M, Burger King and Poundland. As well as access to the large Marks & Spencer supermarket. The shopping centre also has a small indoor market area towards the back, which sells various goods for considerably cheaper than the main stores.
The city's cathedral and arguably the most iconic landmark. Completed in 1499, this Gothic building has a beautiful design and heritage. In popular culture, the cathedral is well known for being used for filming in several of the Harry Potter movies.
Outlet shopping centre home to big designer brands such as Calvin Klein, Bench and Levi's trying to offload last year's fashion trends at less inflated prices. There is also a Cadbury's chocolate store, selling all kinds of treats all year round.
Is one of the most unusual 'action' time clocks you are likely to see in a city centre. It dates back to Edwardian times and has five figures which represent England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Olde Father Time.
it is apparently haunted by monks who once had a monastery on the site. To make it even better, it has a well and fountain in the middle of the main bar area. . .and the food is gorgeous too.
Former cinema and picture palace that ceased operations in 1988, famous for hosting the only live performance for The Beatles 1963 tour. Now a Wetherspoon's pub with food and drink.
If you're looking for something more filling there is a Chinese restaurant by the river just a mile or so outside Gloucester.
18th century, a popular tourist attraction, with numerous museums and shops/pubs.
which houses much material plotting Gloucester's Roman past.
The City of Gloucester is the furthest inland port in the UK, situated beside the River Severn. It inspired the old English nursery rhyme:
A traditional rhyme is associated with this episode, as follows:
"Turn again, Whittington, Once Mayor of London, Turn again, Whittington, Twice Mayor of London, Turn again, Whittington, Thrice Mayor of London!"
The city is also known for 'The Tailor of Gloucester', a children's novel by Beatrix Potter that was first published in 1903. It is traditionally read to children on Christmas Eve, just before bedtime.
It was a main Roman city, Glevum—Roman tunnels and fortifications exist underneath the city centre and can be visited through the museum.