- Berkeley Castle
- National Waterways Museum
- Gloucester Folk Museum
- Gloucester Cathedral
- Prinknash Abbey
- Kingsholm Stadium
- Gloucester Docks
- Gloucester City Museum
- Gloucester City Football Club
- Eastgate Shopping Centre
Distance from Hotel: 68.1 MI/ 109.6 KM North East
Golf: 5 MI/ 8.05 KM East
Only 15 minutes' drive from the hotel is the famous Kingsholm Stadium, 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.
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.
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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.
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 Designer Outlet Centre 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, why not hire a narrowboat for the day?