Things to do in Gloucester

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Things to Do in Gloucester

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  • CPaM68
    Texas615 contributions
    We love touring old churches and cathedrals, and this one is beautiful and steeped in history. It also contains the famous stained glass golf window. This famous window is said to contain the oldest known image depicting the game of golf. It is dated 1340, which is about sixty years before there was any written mention of golf being played in Great Britain. (PaM)
    Written 24 May 2022
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  • ladyita
    Windsor, UK122 contributions
    Lovely little museum with friendly informative volunteers. Well worth a visit to support them. It is free but please leave a donation to support their excellent work
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • Diane1949
    Stroud, UK144 contributions
    Spent an hour or so in Gloucester Quays shopping precinct as it was a rainy day. Stopped for something to eat in one of the cafes.
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • CA Mac
    Edinburgh, UK89 contributions
    We were on a short family holiday in the Cotswolds , and hadn’t visited Gloucester, so thought we would try the Quays for a lunch with our disabled daughter and our small dog .
    We parked in the immaculate multi level car park and it was only when we exited towards the lift we realised dogs aren’t allowed ??
    However, we quickly nipped down in the lifts and straight outside and not a single person objected .
    Wandered round , had a lovely lunch sat outside at Zizzi in the shade .
    Staff very friendly and prompt service.
    More meandering round after lunch , very pleasant .
    We didn’t shop in the mall as we had our dog with us , but my daughter and I went in and passed through to access the car park .
    What a lovely and beautiful air conditioned mall ! Will return on next trip to shop .
    Written 6 May 2022
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  • Jay
    Highley, UK34 contributions
    My first experience of Kingsholm.

    My overall impression is it’s a well oiled operation.

    Hardly had to queue for a beer or food, no queue for toilets.

    Great selection of beers and food throughout at good prices.

    The staff all friendly, a few stewards got where I was sitting wrong, so maybe a refresher needed for staff, but overall very impressed.

    As a Worcester fan, we could learn from this at Sixways!
    Written 28 April 2022
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  • ClaireAdamMoss
    Ilfracombe, UK4,417 contributions
    We didn't have enough time to explore as much as we wanted of this lovely canal and the weather was against us for getting our paddle boards on the water but we will definitely return to do more.
    We were staying at the campsite at Patch bridge and had short walks in both directions during our stay. Plenty to see and do and keep an eye out for the boats selling their wares and the ones offering tea, coffee, cakes and refreshments.
    It was lovely watching the world go by at a slower pace and just soaking it all in!
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • Eira
    7 contributions
    the actual museum was closed when we visited but the tank outside and window displays kept us occupied
    Written 18 November 2021
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  • Steve C
    Aldershot, UK639 contributions
    Tuesday visit and fairly quiet - museum interesting & a lot to read. There are some outdoor exhibits but they weren’t open except the barge so it would be good if these were available. Building has many floors but museum only uses the bottom two levels.

    We also did the boat trip on the Queen Boadicea II which was superb. Nice trip and great commentary travelling on a piece of history
    Written 15 October 2021
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  • TAJ
    2 contributions
    Lovely walk, only niggle was the fox trail was poorly signposted to start with. Went mid-week, quiet and peaceful. Cafe staff pleasant and friendly. Yummy hot chocolate and cake.
    Written 5 October 2021
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  • Gilly
    Cheltenham, UK4 contributions
    Did a wine taste and tour 11/10/20 had had a lovely morning.
    Our tour guide was extremely informative and made the experience very enjoyable.
    We had lunch in the restaurant which was fabulous, with scrummy Tapas and some of the Three Choirs Pinot Noir which was also very tasty. Eating lunch over looking the vineyard was really nice experience.
    Written 12 October 2020
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  • shaggyrogersmademedoit
    66 contributions
    A truly brilliant visit! The museum is packed with a wide variety of artistic styles, which means there is something for everyone. My personal favourites were the pencil drawings and vintage paintings, but I noticed that other people in the museum seemed to be particularly taken with the more vibrant contemporary art and the ceramic pieces and sculptures. The staff were extremely friendly and very helpful, I had a good chat with every single staff member about the artwork and art in general. Most importantly for me as a wheelchair user, it was much appreciated that every effort was made to accomodate my needs (such as opening doors for me, offering advice on the best way to access certain areas, helping me with the lift, and even offering advice on the accessibility of other local tourist attractions). It is an old building and whilst a lift has been installed, it is unusually small and I had to fold the feet of my wheelchair in so that I could fit in the lift, but with the help of the friendly staff I managed without getting flustered. Thanks to you all! A great place I would recommend to anyone who is passionate about art, nature, or peaceful feel-good environments.

    Accessibility Review:
    - Disabled toilet available.
    - Ramp access to front entrance, side door near coffee house, and artist's studio.
    - Lift/elevator available (small, you should enquire for size details if unsure).
    - All corridors and doorways wide enough for wheelchair users.
    - Quiet environment, no overwhelming lighting or sounds; as someone with autism, I found it a calm environment that was easy to be in.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • tania t
    2 contributions
    Amazing service from Sacha and lovely food. Was made to feel very welcome and safe in the environment by all the staff.
    Written 22 July 2020
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  • Olive
    Gloucestershire, UK25 contributions
    Such a wonderful place to visit. Gardens are only open a few times a year for charity. The tree carvings are fantastic. Such beautiful trees, flowers, shrubs, lakes with a couple of swans and ducks with their young. Plenty of room for young children to run in the grounds. Lovely ladies serving teas and cake throughout the day. Catch the Newent bus from Gloucester getting off at Highnam church and walk through church yard and a field to get to it. Plenty of room for cars too. Car entrance on the A40. You won’t be disappointed if you visit. Check website for open days.
    Written 2 August 2021
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  • Diane1949
    Stroud, UK144 contributions
    A great place in the centre of Gloucester and ideal for young children to get them used to being near animals. Staff very friendly. Also close by is a lovely playground for little children.
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • The_Coach55
    Ruislip, UK773 contributions
    The Museum of Gloucester is around half a mile away from the railway station on foot.

    There was an interesting array of artefacts on show, particularly from Roman times when the town was known as Glevum.

    I liked the small display of art on the ground floor, particularly John Atkinson Grimshaw’s Gloucester Docks.

    It was also good to be able to see the Mirror of Birdlip on show.

    On the upper floor, I enjoyed CEP Davis’s paintings of various Gloster aircraft.

    There was a display about the Siege of Gloucester in 1643. This was a pivotal moment in the English Civil War where Charles I was thwarted by Edward Massey, leading to the eventual Royalist defeat.

    I didn’t have time to view the photographic exhibition for which there was a small entrance fee.

    I enjoyed my brief visit and general admission is free.
    Written 13 March 2022
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