A weekend in Gloucester: Top things to do
The historic city of Gloucester offers more great things to do than you can shake a stick at. If you are only staying for the weekend, you should try and cram these top attractions in. We take a look at a weekend in Gloucester: Top things to do.
The pride of Gloucester is its cathedral. This dramatic and elegant building dates from the 11th Century, although the magnificent stained glass Great East Window was installed in the 1350s. Gloucester Docks is an inland port developed after the ship canal was built. It prospered in the 19th and early 20th Centuries, but declined after the 1960s. In the 1980s, the docks were transformed from dereliction when they were developed for retail, leisure, and residential use.
Museums and art galleries
A weekend in Gloucester Top things to do Take your pick here! The Jet Age Museum is a fascinating exhibition that relates the story of Gloucester’s part in developing the jet engine. It displays many examples of historic jet aircrafts. The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, meanwhile, is a military museum dedicated to the Gloucester soldiers who have served Britain. The Nature in Art Gallery is dedicated to art that has been inspired by nature. It is housed in a magnificent Georgian mansion.
Food and drink
The Three Choirs Vineyards are the producers of award-winning English wine. Here, you can tour the vineyard, taste the wine and enjoy excellent food in the restaurant. Beer lovers should go to the Gloucester Brewery, where they can enjoy a tour, drink beer at the brewery bar, and purchase bottles to take home. For the best in British, European, and Asian food, eat at our Hallmark Hotel restaurant in Gloucester. Enjoy an indulgent high tea in the lounge featuring clotted cream scones, sandwiches, and a glass of bubbly.
After a busy day in Gloucester, the Hallmark Hotel Gloucester is the perfect place to wind down with a spa treatment and a drink at the bar, then sleep in our contemporary rooms or suites.
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