Gloucester Guided Walks

Seasonal Guided Walks

City Walks

From April through to October, guided walks of the historic city are available every day (except Sundays) at 11.00 am, with an additional walk at 2.00 pm on Saturdays during June, July and August.

Meet the guide at St Michael’s Tower, The Cross, GL1 1PA.

Tel: 01452-526955 

Cost is £5.00 per adult, with no charge for accompanying children.

Roman Times

From April to the end of September, guided Roman Walks and Eastgate Chamber Tours are available on alternative Fridays. The charge is £5 per adult with accompanied children under 16 free of charge. These can be booked online or at the Tourist Information Office in the Museum where the walks/tours will start. 

From April to August, tours of the Kings Bastion are available on the second Tuesday of each month and can be booked online or at the Tourist Information Centre in the Museum. Prices as above.

Both City & Roman Walks & Eastgate chamber tours are also available throughout the year for private bookings.

PRIVATE GUIDED WALKS

Private guided walks are available throughout the year for groups both large and small with no extra charge . To compliment your guided walk, refreshments can be arranged with a small additional charge. Choose any of the walks from our extensive list and e-mail your requirements to tours@gloucestercivictrust.org. 

A city centre coach set down point is available. 

 

Roman Tours

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

Eastgate Chamber

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

City Tours

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 tour

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.

famous characters

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

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.

Gloucester Cathedral Precinct Tour

This tour features Roman, Saxon, medieval and modern artefacts providing the background for a chronicle of Gloucester’s religious and secular history.

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.