Gloucester Certificated Locations

Known as the cathedral city of the Cotswolds, Gloucester is a historic destination that offers a fabulous mix of amazing architecture, history and exciting outdoor activities.

Gloucester Cathedral is considered one of the finest medieval buildings in the country and, with a history dating back more than 1,000 years, it provides plenty for visitors to see. Highlights include the tomb of Edward II and the spectacular fan vaulting in the cloisters.

As one of the oldest-established museums dedicated to social history, Gloucester Life Museum is another popular attraction. It's set in a 500-year-old Tudor timber-framed building, and exhibits include a reconstructed Victorian classroom, a section devoted to the Severn fisheries and historic clothing.

If you enjoy watersports, then you might also want to visit the Severn Bore - this natural phenomenon is a large surge wave that can reach heights of up to 50 feet when conditions are right.