Gloucester is a large town in the English West Country. It is most well known for the nursery rhyme “Dr Gloucester” but it has also been a place setting in numerous books over the years including the Beatrix Potter stories. The town itself is very picturesque and it is a well liked destination with British tourists and other Europeans. Due to its sizable immigrant population, you can expect to hear a variety of languages and see a variety of cultures on a visit to the town.
Things to See and Do
As a small town, there aren’t a great deal of attractions to see however many people visit Gloucester purely to relax and chill out, in which case it is ideal. There are a number of walking tours that you can go on and this is a great way to be at one with nature – the town is surrounded by the British countryside! Perhaps the main focal point in the town now is the Gloucester Cathedral which was used in the Harry Potter films.
Eating and Drinking
A relaxing week away wouldn’t be that without someone cooking for you. Although a small town, Gloucester is home to a number of British pubs which serve some delicious pub food. There are also a number of takeaways and the traditional fast food joints if you just want something quick.
If you purely want to stay in the centre of Gloucester during your holiday, you will be able to get around quite easily on foot as most of the towns attractions are within walking distance of each other. If you want to travel to Cheltenham or to any of the quaint villages surrounding the town the best way to do this is by car. Use the anycarhire.com search facilities to compare the prices of car hire Gloucester and book before you leave home.