Gloucester

Gloucester (Glevum) was founded in AD 97 by the Romans and today combines historic architecture with a unique blend of visitor attractions, festivals and entertainment and shopping. The Historic Docks are England's most inland port and once a major destination for elegant tall ships. Today many of the historic warehouses have been converted and the docks with their museums, pubs and cafe's provide a major attraction for tourists - the highlight being the Gloucester Tall Ships Festival.

Gloucester Cathedral

Tudor Caravan Park - Gloucester Cathedral

One of the most beautiful medieval buildings in the country with magnificent stained glass, royal tombs, fan-vaulted medieval cloisters.

Gloucester Cathedral is one of the few monastic buildings to escape destruction in Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries.

Tudor Caravan Park - Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral been a Christian site for over 1300 years, more recently it has become a well-known film location including being transformed into the corridors of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter movies.

Gloucester Cathedral BBC: Harry Potter Cathedrals Plus Website

Gloucester Docks

Tudor Caravan Park - Gloucester Docks

Gloucester's Historic Docks have been extensively redeveloped and include antique shops, restaurants, and museums, and the new Gloucester Quays shopping outlet. Trips up the canal are available and the area is an interesting place to wander.

The docks are also home to the National Waterways Museum and have become the centrepiece of the Gloucester Tall Ships Festival.

Tudor Caravan Park - Gloucester Docks

Gloucester's flagship event, the free Tall Ships Festival starts with the awesome sight of tall ships sailing into Britain's most inland port - these ships have travelled along the Gloucester-Sharpness canal right past Tudor Caravan Park.

Visitors can board the ships, watch pirate and viking long boat battles, listen to live music, and visit food and craft markets.

Gloucester Docks Website Tall Ships Website

Gloucester is about 13 miles from Tudor Caravan Park and is a safe walk or bicycle ride along the Gloucester-Sharpness canal towpath or about 15 minutes by car.

Photos

Tudor Caravan Park - Gloucester Cathedral cloisters

Gloucester Cathedral cloisters

Tudor Caravan Park - Hogwarts corridors at Gloucester Cathedral in the Harry Potter movies

Hogwarts at Gloucester Cathedral

Tudor Caravan Park - The Matthew heading to Gloucester Docks past Tudor Caravan Park

The Matthew heading to Gloucester Docks

Tudor Caravan Park - The David at Gloucester Docks Tall Ships Festival

The David at the Tall Ships Festival

Tudor Caravan Park - The Tall Ships look wonderful lit up at Gloucester Docks

Tall Ships lit up at Gloucester Docks