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Help Going Gloucester -Rain forecast!

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Cherrytree59 Tue 16-May-17 10:09:56

Last year DH received a hotel holiday voucher as a retirement gift.
He has used it to book us both a few days away (Sunday to Tuesday) in Gloucester .
The weather forecast is at present seems to be rain and cooler than of late.
Over the last few weeks DH has planned a schedule that is mostly involves outside attractions.
Any GNers recommendations for places of interest in and around Gloucester with inclement weather in mind would be gratefully receivedsmile

Cherrytree59 Tue 16-May-17 17:44:45

Forgot to add that I did check out Gloucester GN local but unfortunately it does not at present have an editor.

J52 Tue 16-May-17 17:50:32

Don't step in any puddles, remember Dr Foster 😁.
The Cathedral is lovely.

Sue70 Tue 16-May-17 18:05:59

I live in Gloucester and yes it is raining at the moment. I would recommend a visit to the cathedral which is a truly beautiful building, remember Harry potter being filmed there in the cloisters. A visit to the docks is also a must many old warehouses have now been turned into shops and museums. There is also a covered shopping precinct at the dockyard , many restaurants and coffee shops to get warm after a tour in the cold. On the outskirts of Gloucester there is Prinknash Abbey where the monks make and sell wine, plus a garden to view.

Cherrytree59 Tue 16-May-17 21:00:22

J52 grin funnily enough
(oops pedant alert!)
That was the first thing that came in to my head when DH suggested Gloucester .

Sue70 Thank you ,
I will add the cathedral visit to our list
I'm a Harry Potter fan, so appreciate the extra info.

I think the the Abbey is on our itinerary.

Shopping, coffee and cake in the dock yard is a must.smile

Azie09 Tue 16-May-17 21:11:50

Don't miss the city museum, Gloucester was very important to the Romans and there are some excellent displays. You'll also find a Celtic mirror and a silk purse (think sow's ear!) and upstairs a random selection of everything from pottery to early computers! The cafe is good too. It's not a big museum but it'll fill in a rainy couple of hours if need be.
Beyond the renovated docks area is the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal along which you can have a lovely walk. The Waterways Museum is also worth a visit.
The centre of Gloucester has plenty of shops and nice markets. Gloucester is also on the edge of the Cotswolds so you can take a train to Cheltenham and Stroud, both interesting places to visit and not far away.

Jalima1108 Wed 17-May-17 10:09:58

All of the above plus, if you like art, nature/animals or both then Nature in Art is worth a visit although I'm not sure if the opening times will coincide with your trip:
natureinart.org.uk/

I don't know which direction you are coming from/going home from but there are lots of National Trust places around, especially in the Cotswolds. Snowshill Manor is extremely interesting and well worth a visit if it is en route and, of course, Hidcote, weather permitting.

Azie09 Wed 17-May-17 11:47:06

Painswick Rococo Gardens are not far away, both they and the village are stunning.

rosesarered Wed 17-May-17 11:58:45

Gloucestershire is lovely, but it does rain a lot there, we Brits are used to it though and always carry an umbrella.I remember reading a BIll Bryson book where he stated that he knew he had become an honorary Brit when on a rainy day in a seaside cafe, the waitress put down a scone and cup of tea on the table and he remarked 'ooh, lovely!' We are a grateful lot here, and easily pleased! grin

Cherrytree59 Wed 17-May-17 17:09:11

Azie thanks for info
city museum added to list
love all things Celtic.
Will look out for the purse
Think waterways museum is on the itinerary
If we get a dry evening then your suggestion of a walk along the canal would be lovely.

Jamila apparently Nature in Art is on DH's list along with some NT properties however Snowshill Manor and Hidcote are not so have been duly added. Many thanks.

roses grin I don't need sunshine to enjoy a cuppa and a scone .

So thanks to the GN tourist information
I no longer care what The Weatherman says

Cherrytree59 Tue 13-Jun-17 19:02:55

A lovely break in a beautiful part of the UK
The weather was kind.
As suggested we visited the lovely Rococo gardens and Painswick village (agree beautiful!)
Westbury Water gardens again lovely.
Also visited the Snowshill garden which was a joy and the house (house too chaotic for me)
Snowshill village is very picturesque.
We also did an enjoyable evening stroll and drink in Broadway.
Because the weather was so good, we did not do any of the indoor things that had been kindly suggested.
We will try and do another Short break in Gloucester sometime next year.
We have kept a list of all GNer suggestionssmile

Swanny Tue 13-Jun-17 19:21:15

How nice to see a follow-up to an earlier enquiry. Although I have been to Broadway and Cheltenham I don't know the area, so was pleased to read of various sites recommended by GNers 'just in case' I visit in the future. It was also helpful to read the verdict on suggestions acted upon by Mr & Mrs Cherrytree. GN at its best smile

Cherrytree59 Tue 13-Jun-17 19:30:55

Thank you Swanny
Mr & Mrs Cherrytree can definitely recommend a visit to Gloucestershire
The only downside - we didn't come across Dr Foster.smile

Jalima1108 Tue 13-Jun-17 19:49:40

Dr Foster only goes there when it's raining - and contrary to what rosesarered said it doesn't rain that much! well, sometimes, but not as much as Plymouth or Cardiff grin

rosesarered Tue 13-Jun-17 20:36:48

Haha! Well, we go to Broadway a lot for a morning or afternoon, and it nearly always rains......is it just us?hmm

rosesarered Tue 13-Jun-17 20:37:52

Batsford Arboretum is very nice (on a sunny day!)

Jalima1108 Tue 13-Jun-17 20:42:19

grin it does rain there sometimes that's why it is so lovely and green!

All these places I haven't been to, must try Batsford Aboretum.
Mind you, we often arrive somewhere thinking we've never been before and find we have - it must be a sign of old age.
We've been to Newark Park four times - but I can remember it now!