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Gloucester Travel Guide, United Kingdom

Gloucester, UK – Overview: Wealth Of Sights For Visiting And Exploring

Gloucester is one of the popular places to visit in England. It is located in Gloucestershire of Southwest England. Known for its aerospace industry in the past, Service and financial industry is currently dominating the economic front of the region. Whether you’ll be looking forward to spend some quality time during the day or at night, you’ll find innumerable options in the county that ranks 53rd in terms of population.


Gloucester has a variety in events and festivals running at local, national and international levels. Gloucester has its main venue for culture at Guildhall. The place hosts several entertainment events, which include cinema, bar, art gallery, café, live music and dance sessions. In every 3 years, the county hosts Three Choirs Festival. With its origination going back to the eighteenth century, Three Choirs Festival is amongst the oldest music festivals of Europe. Another venue holding important events is The Leisure Centre. It has got a larger capacity than Guildhall.


Once aerospace was a booming industry of Gloucester and had a major impact in the county’s economy. There are several plants located in the outskirts of the county. It also has a sculpture in the centre that is for celebrating the aviation history of Gloucester and involvement in jet engine. In an opinion on one of the British writers, Gloucester was actually the turning point of English Civil War. During 2nd World War, the city was known for its aircrafts and Frank Whittle’s jet engines.

Today, its economy more or less revolves around the finance sector. The county homes the headquarters of Cheltenham & Gloucester in Barnwood. Cheltenham & Gloucester is the 3rd largest mortgage lender of UK. Again, it is also the base to Ecclesiastical Insurance. Other industry that plays a role in the economy of Gloucester is milling.

Transport & Accommodation

Gloucester’s public transport is mainly run on Stagecoach, which operates from the London Road Depot Again, Gloucester railways station serves the city. The county is also served by M5 motorway running to its east. Junction-12 serves both Quedgeley and South Gloucester. Other popular routes in the city include Junction-11a, A38, A40, A46 and A417.

Whether you’re looking for a 4-poster bed in a historic manor or homely guesthouse, Gloucester will provide you everything. The accommodation in the county will not only suit you, but also your pocket. The options include County Manors, Farms, Guesthouses, Bed & Breakfast and a Country Club!

Gloucester is a wonderful place to be a part of. If you haven’t been there yet, plan a trip to this remarkable county by booking the available options in transport and accommodations, today.

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