Gloucester is a city, a district and a county town in Gloucestershire, in the South West of the United Kingdom. It is believed to have been founded in 97 AD by the Romans and gained its first charter in 1155.
There are many places of interest in Gloucester, including many churches. Some of the most well known and worthy of a visit are St Mary De Lode, the first Christian church in England. It was built on the remains of a Roman temple. Another beautiful church is the St Nicholas Church and the St Michael Church. St Mary the Crypt is another example of beautiful architecture and history.
Gloucester also has many medieval and Tudor buildings, as well as half timbered houses. The only old public building that is still left is The New Inn, built by a monk in 1450. It is a timbered house with courtyards and massive external galleries.
Of course, Gloucester Cathedral cannot be missed. It was made on the foundations of an abbey that was dedicated to St Peter. King Edward II of England was buried there, as well as Walter de Lacy. The cathedral was used in many scenes of the Harry Potter movies.
Gloucester is also known for its many schools: the King?s School, the Crypt School and the Severn Vale School are just a few. There are also many noteworthy modern buildings, including the county jail, King?s Square, the indoor market and the Gloucester Leisure Centre.
There is also much in the way of sports to find in Gloucester, such as Gloucester RFC, Gloucester City AFC, the Gloucester Vipers, the Gloucester Boxers, the Skater and Hockey Club, the Gloucester Swimming Club, the Gloucester Banshees American Football club, health spas, swimming pools, indoor bowls room, squash courts and much, much more.
There is a lot of public transportation available in Gloucester, but it is not best known for its reliability. Furthermore, public transport in the United Kingdom can be very expensive. It can be very cost effective to hire a car instead, also giving you the freedom the visit all the sites you may be interested in. Tripindicator.com would be more than happy to check out all available cars and prices for you.