City Sights Guided Walks
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This fascinating walk around the City starting at St Michael's Tower is a great way to find out about Gloucester's rich history through the expertise of a qualified Civic Trust Guide. During this gentle walk (lasting approximately 1 hour and a half) you will learn about Gloucester's many historical buildings as well as its vivid social history.
Walks start from outside St Michael's Tower at 11:30 am and take place daily from Monday to Saturday. Adults £3, Children Free.
- Accept Children over 7
- Dogs Allowed
- In town/city centre - The Docks is a 10/15 minute walk from the City Centre
- Of historic, literary or architectural interest
- Outdoor Event
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
Parking & Transport
- Parking (charge) - The closest car park is just off Llanthony Road in the main Docks area. Please follow directions detailed to the car park.
- Accept coach parties - Must book in advance for group bookings.
Tours and Demonstrations
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Guided Tours Available for Individuals
If travelling from the North, exit 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. Oswald's 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 â€˜The Crossâ€™ (where the 4 main gate streets meet). St. Michael's Tower is just on your right.
If travelling from the South, exit 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 â€˜The Crossâ€™ (where the 4 main gate streets meet). St. Michael's Tower is just on your right.
Public Transport Directions
St. Michael's Tower is approximately a 5 minute walk from the Bus or Train Station. From the Train Station cross Bruton Way and go through the Bus Station. Proceed out of the Bus Station through the archway onto Station Road. Continue forward on to Clarence Street and at the end turn right into Eastgate Street. Follow Eastgate Street until you see St. Michael's Tower on the left.