A royal tomb, fairies and Dick Whittington
“For behind the wooden wainscots of all the old houses in Gloucester, there are little mouse staircases and secret trap doors.”
Towering above Gloucester, the Cathedral is a fitting burial place for a king and looks down on a city steeped in history. Romans, Saxons and Normans have all left their mark. The Domesday book was commissioned here, and the city resisted a civil war siege, down to its last three barrels of gunpowder. Discover why Beatrix Potter wrote The Tailor of Gloucester, how a local medical miracle inspired the story of the legendary pirate Long John Silver and why the world’s most common household cleaning appliance - the vacuum cleaner - should really be called a Booth! Walking tour or part of a longer tour
Close to Cheltenham, Gloucester is also the gateway to the beautiful Severn Valley.