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PLACES TO VISIT: THE HISTORIC CITY OF GLOUCESTER
Roman City of Gloucester (Glevum), situated on the River Severn,
with easy rail communication from London and with a regular bus
service to and from Ross-on-Wye is well worth a visit. Ross is
located virtually midway between the cities of Hereford
and Gloucester, so both places are good to visit for a day. Gloucester
is by far the easiest place to head for if visiting Ross-on-Wye
by rail from the South East.
its modern shopping centre, historic docks and 900 year old cathedral,
which was built on a site which has been a place of Christian
worship since Anglo-Saxon times (a religious community was founded
on the site by Anglo-Saxon prince, Osric in 678-9 AD) the City
of Gloucester offers something to suit everybody.
The Historic City of Gloucester (a day visit in time lapse).
was founded in AD 48 by the Romans, and was granted its first
charter in 1155 by King Henry II. Gloucester Cathedral was one
of the locations used during the filming of some of the Harry
Potter films, particularly the cloisters. When the docks fell
into disrepair, they were often used as historical film sets and
parts of the 1970 series, 'The Onedin Line' were shot there. Renovation
of the warehouses and wharfs in docks area began in the 1980s
and now this is a beautiful area to visit.
A view of Westgate Street, Gloucester.
The historic docks at Gloucester.
Warehouses across the water at Gloucester Docks.
Gloucester Cathedral, pictured during the 'Crucible' sculpture
exhibition of September 2010.
The cloister gardens at Gloucester Cathedral during the 'Crucible'