©

Gloucester trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Gloucester

Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Cotswolds  /  Gloucester
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Gloucester lies close to the Welsh border, on the River Severn, between the Cotswolds to the east and the Forest of Dean to the southwest.Gloucester was founded in AD 97 by the Romans under Emperor Nerva as Colonia Glevum Nervensis, and was granted its first charter in 1155 by King Henry II. Economically, the city is dominated by the service industries, and has a strong financial and business sector, and historically was prominent in the aerospace industry.HistoryThe origins of the name Gloucester can be traced to Caerloyw in the modern Welsh. There are various appellations in history such as Caer Glow, Gleawecastre, Gleucestre as an early British settlement is not confirmed by direct evidence. However, Gloucester was the Roman municipality of Colonia Nervia Glevensium, or Glevum, built in the reign of Nerva. Parts of the walls can be traced, and a number of remains and coins have been found, though inscriptions are scarce. In Historia Brittonum, a fabled account of the early rulers of Britain, Vortigern's grandfather, Gloiu (or Gloyw Wallt Hir: "Gloiu Long-hair"), is given as the founder of Gloucester. Part of the foundations of Roman Gloucester can be seen today in Eastgate Street (near Boots), while Roman tombstones and a range of other Roman artefacts can be seen in Gloucester City Museum.
Make the most of your holiday in Gloucester by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our United Kingdom online day trip planner .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Gloucester

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Gloucester

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Gloucester

33 days in England BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND February, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM BRUNEI January, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Gloucester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Upper Slaughter & Gloucester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Gloucester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Gloucester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Gloucester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, culture, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Gloucester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Gloucester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in England BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in England BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Gloucester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans