Gloucester Docks (Gloucester) Reviews
Newest Review: ... by canal. Each of the warehouses that has so far been restored has been turned into a different attraction and these include: * The National Waterways Museum. * Gloucester Antiques Centre. * The Museum of Advertising and Packaging. * Merchant Quay Shopping Centre. * Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum. There is also a Mariners Church in the docks and an information centre. Around the whole area there are restaurants, bars, tea rooms, snack bars and cafes, the majority of which overlook the water. You can walk around the whole area and there is a good mix of old and new, giving you the feeling of the importance of these docks in the past... more
Customer Gloucester Docks (Gloucester) Reviews (3)
by - written on 25/06/01, updated on 25/06/01 (Very useful, 133 readings)
The inland docks of Gloucester have gone through a transformation in the past twenty years. There are 15 huge Victorian warehouses around the main dock basins and these have been restored and turned into a number of excellent tourist attractions, plus the whole area has been made accessible to visitors to wander around and soak up over 200 years of history. The whole area is now very vibrant, colourful and very interesting. There are of course all the normal attractions that you would expect in a dock, canal and river area. There are boats of various shapes and sizes, from pleasure craft to traditionally decorated canal narrow boats. There is also a busy canal ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/05/01, updated on 18/05/01 (Useful, 34 readings)
Gloucester Docks are a wonderful surprise. I hadn't realised that there were any docks in Gloucester until I was asked to go on a visit there. And there they were canal side docks capable of harbouring sea going vessels on a canal on the edge of the Cotswolds. It is a brilliant example of good planning, the area being regenerated to not only be a tourist attraction, but a small shopping/resturant complex, business accomodation and the town hall. If you are lucky enough to be able to look round the civic offices, a converted wharf building, the make sure you see the Council chamber with the Mayors seat underneath an old pulley ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/05/01, updated on 14/05/01 (Very useful, 49 readings)
Gloucester docks are the most inland set of docks in the country, and have a rih history. Recent work has revitalised the area, taking advantage of the massive warehouses and creating a really exciting site. The docks are working, and always have boats in - narrow boats are common, and if you are lucky, there may be a tall ship. The Inland aterways museum is situated on the docks, and it in itself a great attraction. In the warehouses around the docks are shops, restaurants, a museum to the Gloucester regiments, many antique shops and some good pubs. Its a lively area with a good atmosphere, and really great as aplace to chill out in the ... Read the complete review
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