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Things to Do in Gloucester Near Holiday Inn Express Gloucester - South

Gloucester is in the heart of the Cotswolds, a 20-minute drive from Cheltenham and a 35-minute drive from Wye Valley AONB.

EXPLORE Gloucester

Don't Go Home Without

The famous Kingsholm Stadium, a 15-minute drive away, is the home stadium of Gloucester Rugby. The impressive 16,500-capacity venue has a rich history: it hosted its first game in 1900 and has been going strong ever since. If you're not a rugby fan, keep an eye out for the stadium's other attractions – artists including Elton John and Tom Jones have played gigs there.

Must See

This well-placed Gloucester hotel makes an ideal base for day trips to the Cotswolds, 20 miles to the east, and the Forest of Dean, a similar distance to the west. Both offer numerous opportunities for walks and sightseeing. The landscape around Puzzlewood, in the Forest of Dean, is thought to have been an inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth novels.

Must Do

Harry Potter fans flock to Gloucester Cathedral, a 20-minute drive from the hotel, to see the Gothic cloisters that served as the corridors of Hogwarts in the famous films. It has also served as a backdrop for TV shows including Doctor Who and Sherlock. Nearby, the House of the Tailor of Gloucester is a quaint museum dedicated to children's author Beatrix Potter.

Local Tips

At Gloucester Docks, five miles from the hotel, you can take a stroll around the dry docks to see skilled craftsmen at work, browse for bargains at Gloucester Quays or take a scenic cruise along the River Severn. All manner of model sailing boats take to the water on Saturday afternoons. If you prefer something a bit bigger, you can hire a narrowboat for the day.

Nearby Attractions

  • Elmore Court - 3.3 mi
  • Gloucester Docks 3.8 mi
  • Gloucester Quays - 3.9 mi
  • Gloucester Guildhall - 4.5 mi
  • Gloucester Cathedral 4.5 mi
  • Kingsholm Stadium 5.4 mi
  • Gloucestershire Royal Hospital - 5.6 mi
  • Painswick Rococo Garden - 8.4 mi
  • Cheltenham Racecourse - 15.4 mi
  • The Cotswolds - 27 mi

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