The capital city of the county of Gloucestershire, Gloucester lies adjacent to the Welsh border and is known for being a cathedral city. The main landmark is Gloucester Cathedral where King Edward II was buried while St. Mary de Lode, St. Mary de Crypt and St. Michael’s Church are just some of the other major landmarks in Gloucester. Shire Hall and Llanthony Secunda Priory are popular locations as is King’s Square, which is in the heart of the city. Some of the well-knows personalities associated with the city include Alastair Cook, William Ernst Henley, Simon Pegg, Scott Redding, Nathan Sykes and John Clarke Whitfield.
Gloucester has a range of retail units and serviced office spaces. There are companies and businesses from various industries including solicitors, engineers, management consultancies, architectural firms and building services. There are also a number of brands with offices in the city, including Gloster Aircraft Company, Smiths Aerospace and Messier-Dowty. Lloyds TSB has an office here while Fortis, Detica, Fielding & Platt and Ecclesiastical Insurance also have a presence in Gloucester.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Gloucester has a range of major entertainment options and venues, including Guildhall, a major venue for cinema and theatre lovers. The GL1 leisure centre is one of the largest in the region with four separate pools including an eight lane competition swimming pool. Dining out in Gloucester is a great experience with a number of restaurants serving a variety of cuisine. There is African food at C&W’s African Experience, Greek and English dishes at The Severn Bore Inn, and a variety of Asian dishes at Tiger’s Eye. From Portuguese at Sebz to organic food at Peppers, Gloucester has something for everyone.
Gloucester has a variety of public transportation including bus and coach services, while rail-services can be accessed from Gloucester railway station. Ferries on the waters of the Severn Estuary also offer another mode of transport from Gloucester Docks. Gloucester’s road networks also ensure the availability of reliable taxi services as well as making driving a viable option.