The historic city of Gloucester has been an important English settlement for over two thousand years. The Romans really put it on the map when they built a fortress overlooking the River Severn at Kingsholm (where the rugby stadium now stands) around 50AD. Back then, Gloucester was known as Glevum. This tour takes in some fascinating historic locations within the city’s old Roman boundaries.
Estimated tour time: 40 minutes.
Gloucester Docks is the most inland port in the UK. Awarded royal port status by Elizabeth I in 1580, the docks have seen ships of all sizes sail through its waters, from small cutters and barges carrying cargo up the River Severn to Royal Naval vessels including a submarine! Gloucester Docks has undergone a transformation in recent years - the area has become a beacon of the city’s regeneration and is now a popular tourist and leisure destination and the site of the award-winning Gloucester Tall Ships Festival held every two years. Take a walk around the docks and discover the city’s rich maritime history.
Estimated tour time: 35 minutes.
This tour explores Gloucester’s chequered history with royalty and will also take you around some of Gloucester’s ancient religious buildings. The old saying ‘As sure as God’s in Gloucester’ perfectly illustrates the city’s rich Christian heritage.
Estimated tour time: 30 minutes.