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About Gloucester

Gloucester is the cathedral city of the Cotswolds in the south west of England. Each year, over 3.5 million people from the UK and abroad visit the city.

It’s the most inland port in the country with a proud industrial history, evidenced by its Victorian architectural backdrop, whilst being rich with history from Roman times that you can see at every turn. It has great connectivity by road, rail and water with the major cities of Bristol and Birmingham and the regency town of Cheltenham within easy reach.

With history spanning across 2,000 years, ‘Glevum’ was first established as a Roman fort in 48AD. It was later converted into a settlement and granted the official title of Colonia Nervia Glevens – the highest status a provincial town could achieve in the Roman Empire.

Today it’s a vibrant and unique place to live and work, a city that’s undergoing a cultural and physical regeneration while retaining its distinctive heritage.

A multi-million pound programme of regeneration is currently transforming the city centre and is seeing the establishment of a new cyber and digital technology quarter for the south west. While the iconic cross and gate streets lead to historic buildings and modern venues alike, such as the beautiful Gloucester Cathedral – one of the locations used to create Hogwarts in the Harry Potter film franchise – and a mix of high street shops and independent boutiques.

Only a short walk away from the centre is the historic docks and home to Gloucester Quays, one the city’s newest developments. The Quays has a popular outlet shopping centre, cinema, a wide range of restaurants, and a great night life.