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NEARBY PLACES TO VISIT: THE HISTORIC CITY OF GLOUCESTER
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The Roman City of Gloucester (Glevum), situated on the River Severn, with easy rail communication from London and with a regular bus service to and from Ross-on-Wye is well worth a visit. Ross is located virtually midway between the cities of Hereford and Gloucester, so both places are good to visit for a day. Gloucester is by far the easiest place to head for if visiting Ross-on-Wye by rail from the South East.

With its modern shopping centre, historic docks and 900 year old cathedral, which was built on a site which has been a place of Christian worship since Anglo-Saxon times (a religious community was founded on the site by Anglo-Saxon prince, Osric in 678-9 AD) the City of Gloucester offers something to suit everybody.

 

The Historic City of Gloucester (a day visit in time lapse).

Gloucester was founded in AD 48 by the Romans, and was granted its first charter in 1155 by King Henry II. Gloucester Cathedral was one of the locations used during the filming of some of the Harry Potter films, particularly the cloisters. When the docks fell into disrepair, they were often used as historical film sets and parts of the 1970 series, 'The Onedin Line' were shot there. Renovation of the warehouses and wharfs in docks area began in the 1980s and now this is a beautiful area to visit.


A view of Westgate Street, Gloucester.

Eastgate Street.

The historic docks at Gloucester.

Warehouses across the water at Gloucester Docks.

Gloucester Docks.

Gloucester Docks.

Gloucester Cathedral, pictured during the 'Crucible' sculpture exhibition of September 2010.

The cloister gardens at Gloucester Cathedral during the 'Crucible' sculpture exhibition.

Gloucester Cathedral cloisters.

Gloucester Cathedral.

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