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Gloucester Docks, Gloucester

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Tour Gloucester Docks to examine the historical shipping industry of southwest England. Situated on the Severn River, the still-functioning Victorian port houses several museums and exhibits for the whole family. Spend the afternoon touring the dock’s machinery and warehouses while learning the importance of the industry to the surrounding area. End the afternoon with a visit to the model boat display, or a tour of the port’s brewery. Take a leisure cruise up the river to see the expansive canal and more of the Gloucester area. Our Gloucester trip planner makes visiting Gloucester Docks and other Gloucester attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • New to the county I thought I would take in the festival & it was great to walk around. The docs itself is very nice with lots of places to eat or have a drink, couple of musuems (which are decent... 
    New to the county I thought I would take in the festival & it was great to walk around. The docs itself is very nice with lots of places to eat or have a drink, couple of musuems (which are decent...  more »
  • The restored docks in Gloucester are well worth a visit, with many of the original warehouses now spectacularly converted into flats, pubs and restaurants and shops, side by side with the more... 
    The restored docks in Gloucester are well worth a visit, with many of the original warehouses now spectacularly converted into flats, pubs and restaurants and shops, side by side with the more...  more »
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  • Easy to spend a day here. The furthest inland port in the country, Gloucester docks has been transformed. As well as the residential flats in the old warehouses, there's a large retail area nearby, the canal museum packed with exhibits and plenty of places to shop, eat and drink. However, the historic feel remains thanks to a mixture of sympathetic & careful planning and mixed use. There are still barges and boats moored around the docks and a ship repair business on the north side. Remnants of the area's industrial past are dotted about too. Look for the short stretches of preserved railway tracks, the old heavy rings used to moor large sailing vessels and the equipment used to load and transport cargo.
  • A lovely well documented walk through the docks, similar to the renovation of Albert Docks in Liverpool. Loved the Maritime church, lots of seating available, a good range of eateries. Also visited the outlet village. Loved the mix of old and new buildings together.

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