trips planned by users
trips planned by users
Gloucester trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
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.Gloucester is in Cotswolds. Plan how to spend your time in Gloucester and other destinations in United Kingdom using our United Kingdom online holiday planner .
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Gloucester
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top Gloucester tours
Private South Wales Day Trip from Bath BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $380
Duration: 9 hours
Full day Guided Canoe Trip down the River Wye BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $129
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
View all >
Side trips from Gloucester
Parks in Gloucester
Historic Sites in Gloucester
Kid-friendly things to do in Gloucester
Places to visit with Gloucester
Recently planned trips to Gloucester
3 days in Gloucester SEE PLAN April, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in England BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Cotswolds BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Cotswolds BY A USER FROM NORWAY July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Gloucester BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium