|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£4.00 per ticket|
Accompanied children have free admission onto the tour.
The Gloucester Civic Trust are able to run various tours around Gloucester City Centre. Their City Discover Tour runs daily (excluding Sundays), between April and September.
Discover 2000 years of fascinating history during a 90 minute stroll with an expert Civic Trust Guide. Visit a Medieval Galleried Inn, a hidden Tudor Merchant’s House and a Dominican Priory, and discover where Parliament was held. Hear the stories of John Prichard, the real “Tailor of Gloucester”, immortalised by Beatrix Potter; Robert Raikes, founder of the Sunday School Movement; George Whitfield, founder of the Methodist movement; Bishop Hooper, burned at the stake, and many more.
The walk lasts approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
Meet outside St Michaels Tower
This is a gentle walk with no steep sections
The walk is easilly accessible and suitable for the less mobile and use of wheelchairs
Public convenience available in the Tower and at various points along the route
The Civic Trust also run other tours that can be booked privatley as they do not have a standardised schedule. Like the Discovery Tour, they are on foot and based in the town centre. These tours include:
Children's City Discover Tour (£1 for children, accompanying adult goes free)
Docks Discovery Tour
Beatrix Potter Discovery Tour
Llanthony Priory Discover Tour
Medieval Churches Discovery Tour
Seige of Gloucester Discovery Tour
Robert Raikes Discovery Tour
Roman Times Discovery Tour
Spa Discovery Tour
Please enquire with the Civic Trust directly for times and prices.
- Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Size of group to be discussed on booking.
- In town/city centre
- No Smoking Attraction
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Max group size - 50
- Min group size - 10
- Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)
- Family Fun
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
- Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals
Map & Directions
From the North: Get off the M5 at Junction 11, at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A40 (signposted Gloucester/Cirencester). At Elmbridge Court roundabout take the 4th exit (signposted Ross). At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A38 and then at the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A417 (St. Oswalds Road). At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A417. Keep left around Westgate Island and take the first left into Westgate Street. Follow the road around into Upper Quay Street and then turn left into Bearland. Continue forward on to Longsmith Street, there is a multi storey car park just to your left. Come out of the car park and turn left, walk up Longsmith Street until you come to the end of the road. Turn left in to Southgate Street and walk until you get to ‘The Cross’ (where the 4 main gate streets meet). St. Michael's Tower is just on your right.
From the South: Get off the M5 at Junction 12, at the roundabout take the first exit onto the B4008. At the Cross Keys Roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A38. At the next roundabout continue forward. At the traffic lights continue forward (stay in the left hand lane, signposted Ross) onto the A430, Secunda Way. Continue forward on this by pass until you come to a roundabout, stay in the right hand lane and take the 2nd exit (on to Hempstead Lane). Turn right into St. Ann Way and continue forward at the next 2 sets of lights. At the major cross road turn left into Southgate Street. Follow Southgate Street and continue on to Commercial Road. Take the first right onto Ladybellegate Street and then the 2nd right into Longsmith Street. There is a multi storey car park just to your left. Come out of the car park and turn left, walk up Longsmith Street until you come to the end of the road. Turn left in to Southgate Street and walk until you get to ‘The Cross’ (where the 4 main gate streets meet). St. Michael's Tower is just on your right.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest Train and Bus Station is Gloucester. Leave the Train Station and cross Bruton Way in to the Bus Station. Walk through the Bus Station on to Station Road and continue forward on to Clarence Street. At the end of Clarence Street turn right into Eastgate Street. At the end of Eastgate Street you will be at 'the cross'; where the four main gate streets meet. St. Michael's Tower is just on the left.
|Tours (29 Mar 2017 - 30 Sept 2017)|
* The walk starts at 11.00 and lasts approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
The City discovery Tour is a gentle walk with no steep sections
It’s suitable for the less mobile and for wheelchairs
Public convenience available in the Tower and along the route.
The tours are privatley bookable all year round. Book directly with Gloucester Civic Trust.