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Gloucester Sights and Landmarks Guide, United Kingdom


Gloucester, UK - Sights: Move out in the day, Chill out at night

Gloucester is positioned between Wales and the rest of England. For tourists longing for more, Gloucester has to offer even more. It is one of the finest cities situated between Cotswolds and the forest of Dean on Severn. This fine city is also linked to the Severn estuary by channel. The tourist hot spots offer a wide range of variety from Roman foundations to Norman cathedral.

A mixture of fun and surprises is all that makes it up for shopping in Gloucester. The main wide and airy streets of the city are for pedestrians, which increases the safety having been nomenclature in a simple way as Northgate, Southgate, East gate and Westgate. The city hosts a wide range of boutiques and specialist shops where unexpected and different things are found. The Mall East gate and Kings-walk are very popular for shopping and are made livelier by independent stands. The market in Gloucester is about 2000 years old. Here one can even find the traditional products like Gloucester sausage. For people fond of antiques, one can find the choice of their products in Antiques centre hosting over 70 shops.

In the Westgate, we walk in the footsteps of English kings, Roman soldiers, medieval pilgrims, a Christian martyr, the Victorian inventor of concertina and electric telegraph civil war soldiers, and of course Dick Whittington himself. This place is very famous for family business, food and fashion. There are tables on the back of courtyards and the streets where one can enjoy food and drink. There are even candlestick makers in the Westgate Street.

For golf freaks, there are a lot of options. At the Ramada Resort golf course, spreading over 250 acres of land, playing golf would be the ideal thing to do because it is not only the country side view that one can enjoy, he even gets 45 minutes of tuition from a famous golf professional, Dan Young.

For people who love to hang out after dinner, the city has lots of night clubs and pubs. The most famous pub is ‘The Anchor Inn.’ Apple Tree Inn, Baker Street, Bat & Ball Inn are others in the list. Amongst night clubs, Blush is the most famous one. It is positioned in the heart of Cheltenham. It has three venues under one roof. And with areas available for private events and functions, it has something for everyone.

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