Gloucester is smaller city located at the heart of Gloucestershire, vibrant with a rich medieval and Roman heritage.
It is the perfect destination for those looking to experience a fusion of history and modern amenities. Whether you’re looking for an enjoyable dining experience, an exciting nightlife, cultural activities, or a good education for your children, Gloucester has something to offer every home owner.
A Gateway to the UK
Gloucester is well-connected to major cities across the UK, making it an ideal location for both business and leisure travel.
The city has a well-established railway station that provides regular services to London, Bristol, Nottingham, Cardiff, Reading, and Birmingham. In addition, there is a regular bus service throughout the city and coach services to Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
A Foodie's Paradise
Gloucester is home to many award winning food and drink brands that are making their marks on local, national and international scales. It wouldn’t be surprising then to discover that Gloucester and it’s surrounding villages don’t need much of an excuse to hold a tasty food and drinks markets throughout the year.
With food and drink being such an important subject in this agricultural part of the country, many local brands have been brought together in the UK’s most unique service station, Gloucester Services (available both northbound and southbound), where out of area travellers passing through can stop and explore these unique brands that Gloucester has to offer.
The city offers a wide array of dining options, ranging from traditional English cuisine to global tastes, and unique ideas, for example:
- The Tiger’s Eye offers contemporary Pan-Asian Cuisine.
- Dough from Dough serves pizza ‘tailored to local taste buds’.
- The very popular Polash offers flavours that are as varied as the climate and culture of Asia.
- On Toast is the country’s first toast bar where if something will fit on toast, you can have it on toast!
- The family-run Spago serves hand crafted crepes and authentic tapas from Spain (and serves the best coffee – in our opinion!)
A BUZZING SCENE
The electrifying nightlife scene in Gloucester is a major draw, with numerous bars and clubs concentrated around Eastgate Street. This vibrant area boasts a mix of modern and classic venues, catering to diverse preferences and ensuring an unforgettable night out.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Gloucester’s rich cultural landscape and entertainment options cater to all tastes. The Three Choirs Festival, one of the world’s oldest classical music festivals, has been held annually since the early 18th century.
During summer, the Popcorn Festival at Gloucester Quays showcases arts, crafts, and interactive activities. For film buffs, Cineworld at Gloucester Quays and the 100-seat cinema at Guildhall provide the perfect escape. The Guildhall also hosts live music, comedy, theatre, exhibitions, and engaging talks.
At festival season, you can hit the hay at Barn on the Farm Festival held at Over Farm near Highnam, where you can get to experience local, national, and tribute bands play live on stage, whilst you dance or sing along in the summer sun, with your favourite drink in hand.
SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES
The city of Gloucester boasts a diverse range of schools, encompassing primary and secondary education. Prominent primary schools include St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Highnam Church of England Primary School, and Robinswood Primary School.
Noteworthy secondary institutions feature Sir Thomas Rich’s School, a “Good” Ofsted-rated grammar school, Denmark Road High School for Girls, St Peter’s R.C High School and Sixth Form Centre, and The Crypt School, a selective boys’ school with a co-educational sixth form.
The University of Gloucestershire has campuses spread across Gloucester and Cheltenham, with close ties to the sports industry and Gloucester Rugby. University of Gloucestershire are heavily involved in the local community, providing excellent work facilities for local small business with The Growth HUB, and helping to begin new business with Start and Grow Enterprise, which Robinson David Estate Agents initially benefitted from.
FOR YOUR NEXT HOME
In conclusion, Gloucester is a city with a rich heritage and a wide range of amenities to suit all lifestyles. It offers excellent transport links, a buzzing nightlife scene, an array of dining options, cultural and entertainment activities, and quality education for children. Gloucester is worth considering for your next move. If you are considering buying or renting a property in Gloucester, contact Robinson David Estate Agents for more information.