Gloucester Guided Walks

Guided Walks

Guided Walks of our Historic City are available throughout the year.

 Advance booking is necessary to observe social distancing requirements

e-mail: tours@gloucestercivictrust.org

Call or Text: 07899 804853

 

All walks must be booked and a maximum of five people per guide is allowed. Larger groups will be allocated additional guides to maintain this limit.

You can choose from the walks detailed below with the exception of Eastgate Chamber Tours which are not available at present.

Roman Walks are available but access to the Chamber is not allowed at present.

Cost £5.00 per adult with no charge for accompanying children

 

Roman walks

Hear why the Romans came to Gloucester. Discover Roman Walls in the Eastgate Chamber  and meet Emperor Nerva.

Eastgate Chamber tour

Visit the Eastgate Chamber and discover Roman walls , a medieval gate tower and a 16th century horsepool.

City walks

Discover the city’s fascinating history from the arrival of the Romans nearly two thousand years ago.

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.

Tailor of Gloucester

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.

Childrens' city walk

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

Tickets £1 per child (accompanying adult free)

Medieval churches

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

Saxon Gloucester

Trace Gloucester’s history between the end of the Roman era and the Norman Conquest. Hear about Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians, the only woman to rule an Anglo-Saxon kingdom, who revived the town and was buried here in 918.

Siege of gloucester

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.

Richard III

This tour tells of Richard III’s important 3 day visit to Gloucester in 1483, explaining his Royal Progress and the granting of the significant Charter to the city.

Robert raIkes

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

HISTORIC INNS & PUBS

This tour visits some of Gloucester’s historic watering holes and the location of some inns lost in antiquity.

Historic characters

Hear about the histories of celebrated Gloucester citizens, some colourful, flamboyant, eccentric, others benevolent, generous, charitable and those who achieved fame in the fields of literature, poetry, music, science and religion

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.

Llanthony Secunda Priory

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

That's entertainment

A walk in the city to see the sites of former theatres, cinemas, inns and other places where people have indulged in their pleasures and pastimes.

Christian Heritage

Gloucester’s history goes back 2,000 years to the time of Jesus and the apostle Paul’s missionary journeys. On this tour you will see the places and hear the stories of events and people that shaped Gloucester’s Christian Heritage over the intervening years.

Cathedral Precincts Tour

Hear about the religious and secular history associated with the beautiful Cathedral Precincts.

MONKS, CANONS & FRIARS

Join the guide visiting a Priory, an Abbey and two Friaries and hear about the lives of their inhabitants and their relationships with the local community.