The city of Gloucester has an illustrious history that dates right back to Roman times, and thanks to the many historic treasures that remain within the city, it has maintained its status as an attractive tourist destination. Sitting on the banks of the River Severn, this unique port city offers up plenty of scenic cruises and boating opportunities in the heart of its historic Victorian Docks. Few visitors would want to miss the city’s magnificent Norman cathedral or a visit to The Tailor of Gloucester Museum, one of original settings for one of Beatrix Potter’s beloved stories.
Although Gloucestershire Airport is the closest airport to the city of Gloucester, the majority of commercial flights travel to Bristol Airport. Travel to Gloucester from Bristol Airport takes just over an hour by road. The airport is extremely well connected by train and bus, as the Airport Flyer Express runs regularly from the airport to Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station in about 30 minutes, connecting passengers directly to the national rail network.
Travel to Gloucester by train is fast and efficient, with frequent train services running direct from Bristol Temple Meads to Gloucester in about 30 minutes. Gloucester Railway Station is situated on Bruton Way, which is right in the heart of the city and just a short walk to Gloucester Cathedral. Local train services are operated by Arriva Trains Wales, Cross Country and Great Western Railway.
National Express operates frequent direct coach services to Gloucester from major UK cities. Gloucester Bus Station is located near to the train station on Station Road in the city centre, within a 5 minute walk of major attractions. Stagecoach operates a network of bus services in the local area.