Gloucester Guided Walks

 Guided Walks

 

Guided Walks of our Historic City are available every day (except Sundays) from April through to mid-October at 11.00 am

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

Tickets available from St Michael’s Tower.

Cost £6.00 per adult, £2.50 for secondary school children and £1 for primary school children. GL card holders get £1 discount.

 

Roman Gloucester walks and tours

These are run in association with the Museum of Gloucester between April and September.

The Roman Gloucester walks & Eastgate Chamber tours are run on alternate Fridays.

These can be booked through the TIC at the Museum in Brunswick Road where the walks and tours start.

For full details and dates please click HERE

To book for the Roman Gloucester walk click HERE

To book for the Eastgate Chamber Tour click HERE

 

 

 

Private Guided Walks & Tours

 

Private guided walks are available throughout the year for groups both large and small with no extra charge. To complement your guided walk, refreshments can be arranged for a small additional charge.

Choose any of the walks from our extensive list below and email your requirements to tours@gloucestercivictrust.org

A city centre coach set down point is available

Cost £6.00 per adult, £2.50 for secondary school children and £1 for primary school children.

GL card holders get £1 discount.

 

Guided walks of Alney Island

Tony Conder from the Gloucester Civic Trust, in association with the Friends of Alney island will be running a series of walks looking at the history of the island with an introduction to the walking routes on Alney.

For details of dates and joining instructions, please click HERE

email: tours@gloucestercivictrust.org

Telephone: 07899 804853

Educational programme for schools

We offer a range of guided walks that can support the syllabus in schools.

Please click HERE to find what is available

email: tours@gloucestercivictrust.org

Telephone: 07899 804853

 Vouchers for Guided Walks

These pre-paid vouchers will be valid for a year from date of purchase, allowing ample time to be used.

To take advantage of this scheme, please contact the Booked Tours Secretary:

email: tours@gloucestercivictrust.org

Telephone: 07899 804853

Vouchers not redeemable for cash.

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.

Gloucester Docks

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

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 walk 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

Gloucester Spa

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 walk 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

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.

Gloucester Statues

Uncover some insights into the history of Gloucester as commemorated in public statues.