Premier Inn Gloucester Quayside
“The UK's largest budget accommodation provider – ideal for business, leisure and family stays” - AA Inspector
Home to rural scenery, an exciting history, and plenty of fun activities, Gloucester is an ideal city for a short break. Discover the area's history at Gloucester Docks, where you can tour the museum, hire a narrow boat, and even give paddleboarding a go. Gloucester Cathedral is a must for sightseers and history-lovers, as well as fans of the Harry Potter series, who'll recognise the cathedral's cloisters as the corridors of Hogwarts. Thanks to all the shops, bars and restaurants on offer, Gloucester Quays is a perfect spot for bargain-hunters. Plus, with the picturesque Cotswolds only a train ride away, why not escape to the country for an afternoon? Whichever way you spend your day, you can look forward to tasty meals back at our in-house Beefeater restaurant.
- En-suite rooms: 104
- Family rooms: Array
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About the area
Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.
Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.
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