Gloucester, known as The Crossroads of England and the gateway to the west of England, is a Cathedral City nestling in a wonderful Cotswold valley by the river Severn, the longest river in the country, famed for its bore. Virtual Gloucester site contains a history of the city of Gloucester, events, notice boards, FREE screensavers, pictures, video clips, a shop, and lots more. We hope you enjoy your visit. Local festivals and events such as Barton Fayre are all to be found in the site. Virtual Gloucester should be your one stop for Gloucester City. This site is maintained by volunteers who are proud of their City and it's fascinating history.
It is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside that you could wish for with plenty of places to go and see . There are many historical sites in the city and surrounds and lots of good pubs, hotels and restaurants
Visitors form the USA may be interested to know that the composer of the Star Spangled Banner was Gloucester man John Stafford Smith. He lived from 1750-1836. This is why you will see the stars and stripes flying from Gloucester Cathedral.
Nearby towns include Cheltenham, Stroud, and Bristol. Gloucester has good motorway links to Birmingham and the North and South to London. Before the motorway network was built, anyone travelling to Wales, had to travel through Gloucester.
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