Rich in history and heritage, the city of Gloucester boasts a most magnificent Gothic Cathedral. The Cathedral is where William the Conqueror ordered the writing of the Domesday Book, where Henry III was crowned, where Edward II was buried and where pilgrims have flocked for centuries. It is also where Harry Potter fans can see the stunning cloisters that double up as Hogwarts in the film series.   Nearby the Tailor of Gloucester Museum and Shop is housed in the building in College Court which provided the inspiration for Beatrix Potter to write and illustrate her book, The Tailor of Gloucester, published in 1903.

Gloucester owes its name, location and much of its layout to many centuries of Roman occupation and was formerly called Glevum.  As the most inland port in Britain, Gloucester’s historic Victorian Docks are a unique destination. The Gloucester Quays has an attractive mix of waterside museums, cafés, bars, restaurants, cinema as well as a range of outlet shops.



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