Top hotels in Gloucester
The modern 3-star Hallmark Gloucester is situated just a short drive from the Cotswolds and Cheltenham and 8-miles from Gloucestershire Airport. Its facilities include a health club and spa with a gym, a squash court, swimming pool, and sauna, a bar, and a brasserie style restaurant. The warmly decorated, stylish rooms feature Freeview TVs, tea and coffee-making facilities, and private bathrooms with complimentary toiletries.
Which? hotel group of the year. The Chase Hotel, Cheltenham, is set in 15 acres of stunning, landscaped grounds at the foot of the Cotswold hills. Just 5 miles from both Cheltenham and Gloucester, this deluxe hotel is about an hour's drive from both Bristol and Birmingham. Free WIFI in all rooms.
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Start your day right with an invigorating power shower (if you can leave the comfort of your bed) before heading down to our on-site restaurant to build your perfect breakfast from our extensive spread. And what better way to round off a busy day than with a long, lazy dinner and a nightcap (or two) at our friendly bar? A perfect day, the ibis way.
A convenient Gloucester hotel near Cheltenham, with free parking and breakfast included The Holiday Inn Express® Gloucester – South hotel is in Waterwells Business Park - a 15-minute drive from the city centre - and you can drive to Bristol Airport (BRS) in less than an hour. Trains to London and Birmingham depart from Gloucester station, five miles away. We’re a convenient base for popular events at Cheltenham Racecourse, and rugby matches and gigs at Kingsholm Stadium are only 15 minutes’ away. Step back in history at Gloucester Cathedral, used to film scenes in Harry Potter, Doctor Who and Sherlock or escape to the country with a trip to the idyllic Cotswolds. Enjoy a stroll or cruise at Gloucester Docks, and pick up bargains in Gloucester Quays Outlet Centre. Key perks: - Easy access to the Midlands and South-West - Express Start™ Breakfast included - Free parking for guests - Family friendly rooms - Meeting space for up to 30 people Worked up an appetite? Dig into nachos, pizzas and light snacks in the open plan lounge or plug in your laptop and catch up on e-mails on the free Wi-Fi. Get some rest in the comfortable rooms, with blackout curtains and a choice of pillows, before a tasty inclusive buffet breakfast with hot items.
Located on the outskirts of picturesque Gloucester and set among 12 acres of Cotswolds greenery, the Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel is the ideal country retreat. Recently refurbished public areas have brought this hotel back to its former glory, boasting a breathtaking blend of traditional and contemporary design that will satisfy any guest. Locally inspired artworks, bespoke crystal chandeliers, and soft pastel shades create a leisurely atmosphere with a touch of English elegance.
A modern, smart Gloucester hotel less than 15 minutes' drive from Gloucester Cathedral and Cheltenham, with a pool, restaurant and bar Holiday Inn® Gloucester - Cheltenham hotel is just off the M5 and about an hour's drive from both Bristol International Airport (BRS) and Birmingham Airport (BHX). It's an 11-minute walk to the nearest bus stop, which takes you directly to the centre of Gloucester. Gloucester Cathedral, a Harry Potter filming location, is 11 minutes' drive from the hotel, and Gloucester Quays and Gloucester Docks are only about two minutes from there. You can host a training session, presentation or wedding reception in the hotel's event rooms, which accommodate up to 140 people. Attendees can take advantage of free parking and WiFi, and the chef can cater anything from a buffet lunch to a full banquet. Cheltenham, one of the Cotswolds' cultural centres, is less than 15 minutes' drive from the hotel. There, you can stroll amid green parks or soak up art or history at a museum. Catch a comedy performance or concert at Gloucester Guildhall, a 10-minute drive from the hotel, or head to Gloucester Quays Outlet for some bargain hunting. You can enjoy a delicious grilled steak or fresh salad at the hotel's airy restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner daily. Or relax with a light meal, a coffee or a glass of wine in the modern bar and lounge.
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The city of Gloucester is the capital of Gloucestershire, with a noted rugby team and surrounded by green spaces. It's enclosed by the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean, with the River Severn also passing by down the west side. With so much to see, do and experience, the city enjoys busy tourism all year round. The many Gloucester hotels are joined by more options in nearby Cheltenham.
Sightseeing in Gloucester
One of the city's highlights is Gloucester Cathedral. The building started as a Benedictine abbey, and was designated a cathedral in 1541. It's part of the Harry Potter Trail throughout the county, having been used as the corridors of Hogwarts.
St Oswald's Priory is another historic religious site in the city, from the ninth or tenth century.
Two miles outside of Gloucester, the Georgian-style Wallsworth Hall houses a gallery of art inspired by nature. The collection is the first of its kind in the world.
Pack a picnic and book an English Holiday Cruise, which starts from Gloucester. It takes you on a serene, relaxed tour of the great British countryside.
History and museums
Gloucester has several niche museums, representing the area's industrial history. At the National Waterways Museum, you can climb aboard a canal boat with the family. The interactive lock exhibit is a favourite with kids.
The Gloucester Folk Museum is one of the city's oldest museums. It's inside a Tudor-style building with period timber frames. The museum's collection includes historic costumes, wooden crafts and a reconstructed Victorian classroom.
Soak up some more of the city's history at Gloucester Docks, with a 16-mile canal link to Sharpness Docks and then the sea.
The city's main shopping area is The Cross – where the old Northgate, Southgate, Eastgate and Westgate roads meet. You can recognise it from St Michael's Tower in the middle.
At The Eastgate centre, find all of the holiday essentials and general shops you need. Conversely, the Westgate Quarter is full of independent stores.
Gloucester Quays is packed with designer outlets stores, offering discounts of up to 70% off regular prices. Brands include Calvin Klein™, Puma™, Gap™ and Nike™. It's also where the city's Victorian Christmas Market is held each year.
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