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Gloucester is a city, district and county town of Gloucestershire in the South West region of England. Gloucester lies close to the Welsh border, and on the River Severn, approximately 32 miles (51 km) north-east of Bristol, and 45 miles (72 km) south-southwest of Birmingham. A cathedral city, capital of its county which was built on a flat spot of land, Gloucester is situated on the River Severn.

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Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral stands in the north of the city near the River Severn. It originated in 678 or 679 with the foundation of an abbey dedicated to Saint Peter.

The cathedral has been used from as a location for filming the first, second and sixth Harry Potter films. Filming caused some controversy amongst those who suggest that the theme of the films was unsuitable for a church.

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Gloucester Folk Museum

Gloucester Folk Museum
Gloucester Folk Museum is housed in two of the oldest buildings in the City of Gloucester, a Tudor merchant's house and a 17th-century town house.The museumis devoted to the social history of Gloucestershire.Bishop Hooper is said to have lodged in the buildings now occupied by the museum the night before he was burned at the stake in front of St Mary de Lode Church in 1555.

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Soldiers of Gloucester Museum

Soldiers of Gloucester Museum The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum is located within the historic docks in the city of Gloucester. The museum tells the story of two famous county regiments, The Gloucestershire Regiment (The Glorious Glosters), including their antecedents The 28th Regiment of Foot/61st Regiment of Foot and The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars.

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Gloucester Docks

Gloucester Docks-  can trace its roots back to the 1800s and was once the hub of the UK’s most inland shipping port.Visitors can enjoy interesting views and a range of modern facilities while wandering around a remarkably complete example of a Victorian port. Views include many fine warehouses and other dock-related buildings. Where ships once discharged their cargoes, there is now an ever-changing miscellany of visiting narrow boats, smart motor cruisers and the occasional yacht or tall ship.

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Gloucester Waterways Museum

Gloucester Waterways Museum. Housed in a warehouse at the heart of Gloucester's fine Victorian Docks, Gloucester Waterways Museum tells the story of our wonderful canals and rivers. Climb aboard historic boats, enjoy hands-on fun, watch archive films and browse galleries rich in canal heritage.Recently named by The Times newspaper as one of the best places to visit along the towpaths and waterways of Britain the Museum stages a number of special events throughout the year.