Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Gloucester, United Kingdom


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 3 km
Ascend 34 m
Descend 36 m

Explore Gloucester in United Kingdom with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Gloucester

Sight 1: HMP Gloucester

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HM Prison Gloucester was a Category B men's prison located in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England. It was originally opened in 1792, on the site of Gloucester Castle whose keep had been used as a prison.

Wikipedia: HM Prison Gloucester (EN), Website

400 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 2: The Folk of Gloucester

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The Folk of Gloucester is a museum which is housed in two of the oldest buildings in the city of Gloucester, a Tudor merchant's house and a 17th-century town house. The museum, at 99–103 Westgate Street, is devoted to the social history of Gloucestershire.

Wikipedia: The Folk of Gloucester (EN)

305 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Gloucester Cathedral

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Gloucester Cathedral Geni / CC BY-SA 4.0

Gloucester Cathedral, formally the Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity, in Gloucester, England, stands in the north of the city near the River Severn. It originated with the establishment of a minster, Gloucester Abbey, dedicated to Saint Peter and founded by Osric, King of the Hwicce, in around 679. The subsequent history of the church is complex; Osric's foundation came under the control of the Benedictine Order at the beginning of the 11th century and in around 1058, Ealdred, Bishop of Worcester, established a new abbey "a little further from the place where it had stood". The abbey appears not to have been an initial success, by 1072, the number of attendant monks had reduced to two. The present building was begun by Abbott Serlo in about 1089, following a major fire the previous year.

Wikipedia: Gloucester Cathedral (EN), Website, Heritage Website

909 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 4: Gloucester Spiritualist Church

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Gloucester First Spiritualist Church is a spiritualist church in Henley Court in Gloucester, specifically a small building off Montpellier accessible through Montpellier Mews. It was founded in 1939.

Wikipedia: Gloucester First Spiritualist Church (EN)

701 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 5: Gloucester Waterways Museum

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Gloucester Waterways Museum

Gloucester Waterways Museum is housed in a Victorian warehouse at Gloucester Docks in the city of Gloucester, England. It is located along the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal and River Severn.

Wikipedia: Gloucester Waterways Museum (EN)

672 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 6: Llanthony Secunda Priory

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Llanthony Secunda Priory was a house of Augustinian canons in the parish of Hempsted, Gloucestershire, England, situated about 1/2 a mile south-west of Gloucester Castle in the City of Gloucester. It was founded in 1136 by Miles de Gloucester, 1st Earl of Hereford, a great magnate based in the west of England and the Welsh Marches, hereditary Constable of England and Sheriff of Gloucestershire, as a secondary house and refuge for the canons of Llanthony Priory in the Vale of Ewyas, within his Lordship of Brecknock in what is now Monmouthshire, Wales. The surviving remains of the Priory were designated as Grade I listed in 1952 and the wider site is a scheduled ancient monument. In 2013 the Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust received funds for restoration work which was completed in August 2018 when it re-opened to the public.

Wikipedia: Llanthony Secunda Priory (EN), Website


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