The weather is due to change for the worse again this week so we took advantage of a dry day and set off for Gloucester.
Gloucester is a medieval city at the mouth of the Severn Estuary. It has a historic Docks area which has been improved in recent years. Lots of old warehouses, barges on the water and a new shopping complex called the Quays. It’s a lovely area to walk around with quite a few cafes to sit and watch the world go by. There is also some new sculptures that have been erected around the docks area, just outside is the Kyneburgh Tower. This is what it looks like from inside looking up!
You can walk to the city centre from the Docks. The centre is a typical city centre with national and local shops. It is unusual in the way it is laid out, there are 4 main roads that intersect like cross. Northgate, Southgate, Eastgate and Westgate. Standing proud just off Westgate is the cathedral which is definitely worth a visit. The Great East window is an expanse of stained glass which is still one of the biggest windows in the world. The cathedral was also used as a location setting for the first 2 Harry Potter films. The cloisters were used as hallways in Hogwarts and other parts of the cathedral were also used in various parts of the films.
Whenever we go to Gloucester we usually travel aross the Second Severn Crossing and go north up the M5 and we then come back via the A40 /A48 which borders the Forest of Dean. The return journey takes you (mostly) along the coast of the Severn Channel and is very scenic – and it saves you paying for the Second Severn Crossing bridge toll!
Here are a selection of shots from our day out.
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