The cathedral city of Gloucester lies in the West of England, within easy travelling distance of Oxford, Cardiff, Bristol and Birmingham. A popular base for exploring The Cotswolds, the city has its fair share of attractions for couples and families, as well as a range of accommodation which includes three star chain hotels and independent hotels and B&Bs.
Affordable Hotels in Gloucester
Families looking for affordable hotels in Gloucester will find plenty of two and three star hotels within easy walking distance of the train station. Trains run regularly to London Paddington, Oxford, Bristol, Birmingham and Cardiff, and the city even has its own small airport where you can hop on a flight to Belfast, Jersey or the Isle of Man. City centre chain hotels offer amenities such as free WiFi access and assistance booking tickets and tours, making them an ideal choice for families looking to make the most of a busy break in Gloucester.
Enjoy a Family Day Out in Gloucester
Whether you're travelling with toddlers or taking the teenagers on holiday, Gloucester offers plenty of things to see and do for all ages. Enjoy an afternoon of retail therapy at the new Gloucester Quays development, where you'll find a huge array of chain stores, restaurants and a Cineworld cinema. It's also here that the Gloucester Antiques Centre is located, with three floors of goodies and bargains waiting to be snapped up.
Culture and history lovers can spend a whole day exploring the city's museums and galleries, which include the City Museum and Art Gallery, the Folk Museum, the Waterways Museum and the Beatrix Potter Museum and Shop. No visit to Gloucester is complete without a visit to the Cathedral. Dating back to the 11th century, this magnificent building (with vaulted ceilings that stretch up 70m) has been used as a filming location for Harry Potter and Dr Who in the past. After a busy day of shopping, sightseeing and exploring the city, you'll be pleased to hear most city centre hotels offer free self-parking for guests, so you don't need to worry about hunting for a parking space.
Excellent Amenities for a Family Holiday
Gloucester's hotels offer excellent amenities for families and couples visiting the area. Many two and three star hotels provide a complimentary breakfast, whilst laundry and dry cleaning services make life a little easier for those travelling with babies or younger children.
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