THE HISTORIC CITY OF GLOUCESTER
The beautiful city of Gloucester situated in the South West of England was built upon Roman remains. The city is steeped in history and has much to offer both the local and tourist alike. During your visit to this picturesque city you will find many places to eat and drink, as well as fantastic shopping and you may decide to take one of the many historic city tours.
The first Roman settlements occupied Gloucester from as early as late 40 AD and its military fortress that was built in Kingsholm is thought to be one of the earliest that was built within Roman Britain. When Edward the Confessor ruled England, Gloucester was believed to be one of the most important cities in England. Another historical fact is that Henry the third was crowned at St Peters Abbey when aged only nine, this was in 1216.
As well as exploring the history that the city has to offer, there is also a wide range of sports that are played in the city including football and rugby. The county of Gloucestershire is also well famed for its Gloucestershire County Cricket Club whose home turf is situated in Bristol.
Gloucester and its sport achievements are in particular something to boast about. ‘Gloucester Ruby’ is a rugby union club that has taken part in the Premiership and the Anglo-Welsh Cup. The stadium is situated in Kingsholm, just outside of the city centre and the club has been playing rugby since 1973. In recent years they have had many successes, including winning the Anglo-Welsh Cup in 2011 and the European Rugby Challenge Cup in 2015.
Gloucester also has a very prominent and successful football team. Gloucester City AFC are a semi professional football team based in the nearby city of Cheltenham. Known as the ‘Tigers’, they won the Best FA Cup performance in 1990, they also reached the FA Cup first round in the 2012-13 season.
As well as being able to watch a variety of sports in the city, Gloucester has much to offer in the way of dining out. There are many award winning pubs and restaurants situated in the city centre. The Dick Whittington pub won Best Pub of the Year in 2005/6 and sells homemade food and real ales. Lilly’s Restaurant & Tea Room also serve homemade breakfast and lunches. Their afternoon teas are also come highly recommended.
If you are just looking for a light bite or quick coffee, then there are copious amounts of coffee shops dotted about the city. The Place is situated in the beautiful Gloucester Guildhall and is well worth a visit just for the views and ambience alone. Dockside Cafe, as the name suggests is situated along the docks in the city. This is a perfect setting in which to sit outside and to enjoy a well earned cup of tea.
If you are planning to enjoy the nightlife that Gloucester has to offer then you won’t be disappointed. The Wotton Hall club and The Northend Vaults are extremely popular clubs to enjoy a night out in. The Dick Whittington pub also has a late license.
Gloucester really is a place that needs to be savoured. Steeped in history, this nostalgic and picturesque city has much to offer you. If you own a property in Gloucester or the surrounding areas, whether commercial or residential, then we would recommend getting in contact to discuss your tailored cleaning requirements.
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