Three Historic Places to Visit in Gloucester

The city of Gloucester is a great place to visit if you are interested in history. With many historical sites all within close proximity of one another and spanning from the Roman times to the Victorians, there are plenty of things to see in the city and the surrounding area.

In addition to this there are lots of local things to do in Gloucester besides history like this so there is bound to be something to suit everyone. Here are some of the historical sites in Gloucester and the surrounding area that will be sure to impress those with a love of history…

The Roman Ruins – Gloucester was an important Roman settlement and despite the fact that it has been thousands of years since the Romans ruled, there are still plenty of places where you can see the signs of the Roman days of Glevum. From the ruins underground on Eastgate street, to the Roman villas in the area like Chedworth, take a step back into the distant past.

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The Tudor Market Towns – Gloucestershire has many Tudor buildings, but head just outside of the city to Newent or Tewkesbury to see the traditional Tudor market towns, with their characterful black and white buildings. The market square in Newent still stands today and wandering through the streets you will see many historic buildings of the Tudor era.

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The Victorian Docks – The docks in Gloucester are a mark of the industrial revolution and show how crucial the ports and canals were in those days. You can visit the National waterways museum which is based in one of the old Victorian warehouses and take a trip down the canal to find out more about how the docks were used in those days.

Richard Anderson


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