Gloucestershire is a county in South West England. The county is part of the Cotswold and features the entire Forest of Dean. The county town is the city of Gloucester, and other big towns include Cheltenham, Stroud, Tewkesbury, Cirencester and Dursley. From Gloucester to Bristol you only have to follow the M5, M4 and M32, making it an easy and quick way to get up and down between the two places.
Airports near Gloucester
Bristol Airport BRS
The drive to Bristol Airport will take you about 45 minutes and is about 35 miles long.
Popular destinations from Bristol Airport are
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Points of interest Gloucester
- Hatton Court Hotel
A Cotswold gem, Bordering the ‘Cotswold Way’, Hatton Court Hotel is an independent boutique hotel in the village of Upton St. Leonards with easy access to Gloucester (4 miles), Cheltenham (10 miles) and the M5.
Upton Hill, Upton St. Leonards, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 8DE
+44 (0)1452 617412
- Hatherley Manor Hotel & Spa
This hotel traditional features blend with contemporary furnishing to create a relaxed chic environment. The bedrooms are all stylishly appointed and include a number of feature rooms and the classic Dewinton Restaurant provides an extensive menu of interesting and delicious dishes. A top class hotel as you can say.
Down Hatherley Lane, Down Hatherley, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 9QA
+44 (0)1452 730217
- Hallmark Hotel Gloucester
The 4* AA graded Hallmark Hotel Gloucester is set on the edge of the Cotswolds, just 2 miles from Gloucester city centre and 5 minutes from the M5, Hallmark Hotel Gloucester is an ideal location for business and leisure guests. Facilities include 95 bedrooms, 5 conference & events suites and a comfortable bar & restaurant. There is also free car parking, free wi-fi and an extensive leisure club including gym, swimming pool, spa pool, sauna and steam room.
Marlstone Close Lane, Robinswood Hill, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 6EA
0330 028 3408
- Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall
On the outskirts of picturesque Gloucester and surrounded by acres of beautiful grounds, this elegant hotel boasts modern rooms, a restaurant serving delicious food, and an inviting bar.
Bondend Lane, Upton St. Leonards, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 8ED
- Cheltenham Chase Hotel
Conveniently positioned just off the M5 between Cheltenham & Gloucester, with stunning views over the Cotswold Hills. Spacious rooms with excellent facilities & onsite Leisure Club. Stylish lounge/bar & restaurant serving a variety of dishes.
Shurdington Road, Brockworth, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL3 4PB
+44 (0)1452 519988
- Gloucester Cathedral
Cathedral of the Cotswolds in the heart of Gloucester. Gloucester Cathedral is a place where all are welcome, regardless of background or faith. Over 300,000 people from all over the world come to the Cathedral every year to take part in our services, events and activities or to enjoy the experience of visiting one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe. 450 hard-working, loyal volunteers help to ensure that their visit is as good as it possibly can be. During your visit enjoy a guided tour, have afternoon tea in the Monk’s Kitchen cafe, take a trip up the Tower, visit the tomb of King Edward II or follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter around the Cloisters.
- Gloucester Docks
The Gloucester Docks are a great place to get a feel for Gloucester. Lively, warm and friendly are usually the feels people get. It is a great setting for someone with photography as a hobby, but it will work great for just a casual walk too.
- Jet Age Museum
Dedicated to the preservation of Gloucestershire’s rich aviation heritage, Jet Age Museum is an all-volunteer, registered charity. We tell the story of the Gloster Aircraft Company, focussing on the first Allied jet flight. Our mission is to preserve the past and inspire the future by telling the stories of the people and places that put the County at the forefront of the aerospace industry.