Gloucester is a cathedral city, located in the Cotswolds of England close to the Welsh border, and is the county city of Gloucestershire. The city lies on the River Severn and has its roots in Roman history. Several buildings from the Medieval Ages and the Tudor era still stand in the city, including some gabled and half-timbered houses. Today, Gloucester is home to several aviation business and has a strong aviation history in general.
What activities can I enjoy outside work hours in Gloucester?
Gloucester offers a range of historic sites, as well as many museums and art galleries. A tour through the city centre reveals numerous examples of historic architecture. For example, the impressive Gloucester Cathedral dates back to the 11th century, while iconic St. Michael’s Tower was built in 1465. For recreation, if there is no pool available at your hotel in Gloucester, the city offers many health and fitness centres. Gloucester's city centre, meanwhile, has several excellent restaurants, including the recommended Sebz Café Tapas Restaurant, ideal for business lunches or casual after-work meetings.
What does the city have to offer me in the way of business options?
Besides the facilities on offer at local hotels, Kingsholm Venues, home of Gloucester Rugby, has a range of rooms available for all types of conferences and events. The most convenient major airport is Gloucestershire Airport (GLO), located 11km from the city centre. Access to the city, and transportation within, is easy accomplished by car hire, taxi, or local bus and train service.
Which are the best sights to see from my hotel in Gloucester?
Gloucester Cathedral, close to the River Severn, houses the tombs of royalty and other notable figures. Of particular interest at the cathedral is a carved image depicting people playing a ball game, which many think is one of the first examples of medieval football. Harry Potter fans will be interested to note that many scenes from the films were filmed in this cathedral. To learn more about the history of Gloucester, visit Gloucester Life, a museum spread over a Tudor merchant’s house and a 17th century town house. Or visit the Great Witcombe Roman Villa, located on a hillside just outside the city, to learn about Gloucester's Roman past.