Clues To Go    -    Gloucester

The street names in the centre of Gloucester are a clue to its medieval origins (gates, many centuries ago, were streets, not entrances) although its history goes back to Roman times. Outside the modern Eastgate Shopping Centre you can look down through a glass canopy to view the ancient gate house of the Roman settlement.

 Gloucester's gothic cathedral stands proud to the north of the high street. Although not part of this route, its worth a visit, whether you are interested in its history, architecture, religious significance or even its familiarity, if you are a fan of the Harry Potter films (the cathedral's cloisters were used as the corridors of Hogwarts).

 The pedestrianised length of this route commemorates all periods of the town's history since those days, with a multitude of plaques, mosaics, freezes and memorials to the great, the good and the bad, down the centuries.

If you don't arrive in Gloucester on public transport, you will find car parking facilities well signposted in a circle around the town centre. There are park & ride facilities as you come off the M5.

While in Gloucester, its worth visiting the renovated historic docks area. You may also be interested in the Beatrix Potter Museum (as of course she wrote the well known tale of the Taylor of Gloucester)

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