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Attractions In Gloucester - What To Do When You Visit Gloucester

Mar 24, 2008
The town of Gloucester has been well established for many centuries and is renowned throughout the world for the rhythm and blues musical festival, which takes place each year. Also along with this, there are plenty of other Gloucester attractions that will keep one entertained on a visit to this town.

Located close to the Welsh border it provides not only the ideal base for exploring what the county of Gloucestershire has to offer. But also provides you with the perfect base to travel in to Wales and see what this part of Great Britain has to offer as well. However, below we look at some of the attractions that may interest you and which are located close to or in Gloucester itself.

1. Gloucester Cathedral - This is a place where people have come to worship for more than 1,300 years now. The architecture of the building will leave you stunned and its cloisters are considered to be by many one of the architectural gems of England. In recent years, this building has been used as the set when the Harry Potter films have been made.

2. Gloucester Park - This area of green land was the first park to be established in the town and is very close to its center. This area is extremely popular not just with visitors but those who reside in Gloucester as well. There is plenty of space to walk, have a picnic and for the kid's to play in. This park comes alive during the summer as many festivals are held within it.

3. Dick Whittington Family Leisure Park - Located a short distance away from Gloucester here you will find an array of activities (both indoors and out). However, this park is only suitable for children aged between 2 and 10. But as well as all the activities that the park has to offer there are animals, which they can spend time with. Plus if you want them to burn off even more energy then grab a picnic and take a walk along the hilltops that surround it.

4. The Soldiers of Gloucester Museum - As you walk towards the entrance of this museum you will be greeted by two sphinxes, which stand guard over it. These are a battle honour which was won by the Gloucestershire Regiment and which they proudly like to display. Once inside you will learn everything about the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars illustrious and very distinguished history. It allows you to look at the lives of the soldiers of this regiment both during wartime and during peacetime.

As well as the Gloucester attractions that we have mentioned above a quick search online and you will find plenty of others that may interest you. You may well find that you need to spend several days in this city to enjoy all that it and the surrounding area have to offer.

When you choose to visit Gloucester, you will find lots of accommodation available to suit your budget whether you choose somewhere in the city centre or on the outskirts of Gloucester.
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