Guided Tours of Gloucester

Guided Tour of Gloucester

The Trust has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Volunteering, with a special mention for our Gloucester Tour Guides.

In 2015 we reached a fantastic milestone as the Mayor of Gloucester made a presentation of some Gloucester souvenirs to the 100,000 person to enjoy a walking tour with one of our fully trained Gloucester Civic Trust Tour Guides.

Our friendly and knowledgeable Guides will be pleased to take you on one of our walking tours of the City or perhaps you may prefer to use our Audio trails. The choice is yours.

The City and Docks areas are pedestrianised and all walking tours, except the Roman Times Tour, are suitable for wheelchair users.

 

Guided Tour of Gloucester
Guided Tour of Gloucester

Daily City Tours

Monday to Saturday, 3rd April to 30th September

11.00am from St Michael’s Tower at The Cross

Tickets may be purchased in advance from St Michael’s Tower or the Tourist Information Centre in Southgate Street or from the Guide at the start of the walk

£5 per person, accompanied children free

Discover 2000 years of fascinating history during a 90 minute stroll with an expert Guide

Some of the highlights along the way:

  • Medieval Galleried Inn
  • Hidden Tudor Merchant’s House
  • Dominican Priory
  • Parliament Rooms
  • John Prichard, the real Tailor of Gloucester
  • Robert Raikes, Sunday School founder
  • Bishop Hooper, burned at the stake

Private Bookings

Pre-booked private tours for groups of varying sizes are available all year round on a number of themes

£5 per person unless otherwise stated

City Tour

See details above

Children’s City Tour

An entertaining and educational tour around the City suitable for accompanied 6 to 11 year olds

Tickets £1 per child (accompanying adult free)

Tailor of Gloucester Tour

In 1903, Beatrix Potter published one of her best-loved stories, ‘The Tailor of Gloucester’, based on a true story about John Prichard, who she met on one of her visits to the City. The tour shows you places in Gloucester associated with the author.

Docks Tour

A circular tour of Gloucester Docks, covering its history from Roman times and its importance through time as Britain’s most inland port.

Famous Historical Characters Tour

Uncover Gloucester characters connected to the poem Invictus, the tune of the American National Anthem and Ebenezer Scrooge amongst others.

Llanthony Secunda Priory Tour

Founded in 1136, this Priory became the richest Augustinian house in England, entertaining the Court of Henry VII in 1500 and 1501.

Medieval Churches Tour

Gloucester’s history and architecture through some of its medieval churches, noting Roman, Saxon, Norman and monastic influences.

Robert Raikes Tour

The story of Robert Raikes, publisher, prison reformer and a founder of the Sunday School Movement, showing the buildings connected to him.

Roman Times Tour

Discover why Gloucester was such an important Roman settlement – given the status of a Colonia by Emperor Nerva. It was the highest honour granted to any Roman town, with only four in Britain.

Siege of Gloucester Tour

Visit the areas connected with arguably the City’s finest hour. The Siege of Gloucester in 1643, when a small garrison of Parliamentarians, led by Colonel Massey, held the might of Charles I and his Royalist Army at bay at a significant point in the English Civil War.

Spa Tour

In the early 1800s, Gloucester had a thriving Spa. Trace the history of The Spa and take in the fine buildings associated with it.

To make a booking, please download a Group Tour Booking Form

For more information, email tours@gloucestercivictrust.org or phone 07899 804853

 

Audio Trails

Go at your own pace on one of five walks of varying lengths

Cost from £3.50 per person or £5.00 for two

Headphone sets available from St Michael’s Tower during the summer months or year round from Tourist Information Centre in Southgate Street

A fun way to bring Gloucester’s history to life as actors re-enact scenes of a bygone era in your headphones, all at your own pace.

See more details here: Audio Walks

 

City Tour

See details above

Children's City Tour

An entertaining and educational tour around the City suitable for accompanied 6 to 11 year olds

Tickets £1 per child (accompanying adult free)

Tailor of Gloucester Tour

In 1903, Beatrix Potter published one of her best-loved stories, ‘The Tailor of Gloucester’, based on a true story about John Prichard, who she met on one of her visits to the City. The tour shows you places in Gloucester associated with the author.

Docks Tour

A circular tour of Gloucester Docks, covering its history from Roman times and its importance through time as Britain’s most inland port.