Gloucester (Gloss - Ter) Sights

Today we woke up early (11am, lol), and took the bus into Gloucester city centre. We paid £3.50 for a day bus pass.The bus stop was right near our hotel. It was a nice day out, but it was windy.
The ride into town was about 20 minutes. It was a double-decker bus just like back in Victoria. Victoria only has them because they are trying to be British for the tourists.



 We got off the bus and walked through the city centre, heading towards Gloucester Cathedral.


Gloucester Cathedral
 Wow, the cathedral was so beautiful, and it was huge. Gloucester is not a big place but their cathedral is one of the bigger ones we've seen. We went inside, it was by donation. We had been told that this was a cathedral worth seeing and it was a pretty incredible building.








 We walked down the street and saw this other church. It was not as impressive. ;)
 We wandered around town looking at all the cool old buildings. We were amused and fascinated by how old everything is since in Canada everything is really new by comparison.



GreyFriers street. Reminded me of  my Scotland trip.


 We went down to the Gloucester Docks. There were signs explaining the historical significance of stuff all around town. The docks appeared to be redone.



 Then we saw a guy walking a pony. I thought it was a dog at first. Everyone around us was doing a double take. We should have got closer for pictures.


We went to Portivo Lounge for lunch because we found online that they had a separate vegan menu. Lounges is a huge chain and they have many locations in England. The Canadian equivalent to Lounges is probably Brown's Social House. This was another restaurant that we thought was a stand alone restaurant and then turned out to be a huge chain. Franchise restaurants in the UK are surprisingly vegan friendly.
Panini 
Vegan Breakfast
 After lunch we walked to the Gloucester Museum.


Inside the Gloucester City Museum the was an original Roman wall on display. Very cool!



How'd you like it if your skeleton was on display in a museum hundreds of years in the future?


One of the 5p coins we brought on the trip isn't in circulation anymore. It's belongs in a museum. The museum had a street art exhibit. We found a flyer advertising the exhibit at our hotel in Quedgeley.

















The main reason we went to the museum was to see the "Cut it Out" street art exhibit. Mostly of the art looked a lot like Banksy stuff. Check out Banksy or Exit Through the Gift Shop to see Banksy stuff and you'll know what I mean. Left the museum and headed to the high street shopping area and walked around.

 Afterwards we took the bus back to our hotel in Quedgeley. Hurray for Quedgeley.

We went to the grocery store. Bought vegan cheese, soy yogurt, chocolate shakes, orange juice, tea, mushrooms and hummus. -  £10.95

Thank you for reading. If you enjoyed this post and want to see more of Gloucestershire, check out our post on "From High St to Montpellier Rd"

Comments

  1. Looks like a very fun trip! So cultural and historical. Good to know that Gloucester is pretty vegan-friendly!

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    1. Gloucester is a great little city. Lots to offer.

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  2. I love all of your photos. Also, that lunch looks amazing!

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  3. Sounds like a nice day out. Your photos from the cathedral were lovely too - old churches are always so beautiful!

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    1. Thanks. We love the cathedrals in the UK.

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  4. Oh man cathedrals are so pretty!!! And i love looking at art.

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  5. Looks like you've seen some incredible places! Thanks for taking so many photos! They took me along with you :)

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    1. It was the original plan. That way people who don't travel can travel along with us.

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  6. What beautiful churches, so much history there! That artwork definitely looks like Banksy's work, how cool is that! Enjoy your trip.

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    1. The street art in the museum was fantastic and a lovely extra to exploring the city.

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  7. Wow!! I am really intrigued by the buildings and such. They are like works of art! Really love all of the photos you shared.

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  8. The first thing I thought reading this post was of course, oh my gosh that cathedral is gorgeous! I love English cathedrals. But then I saw the horse and everything else was over. I wonder why he was walking a miniature horse.
    That vegan english breakfast looks good though, I love baked beans from the UK, one of my favorite meals in baked beans on toast. So good!

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    1. Oh I know, The miniature horse was adorable!!!

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  9. The cathedral in Gloucester is beautiful. I visited it many years ago.

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  10. looks awesome my husband loves places like that one

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  11. I am always fascinated by the pictures you take, they are so stunning. That panini looks so delicious!

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  12. I've never been to such a lovely Cathedral! It's definitely a must see! I'm sure it's more beautiful in person. I really enjoyed looking at all the photos.

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  13. Cathedrals and old churches are always beautiful to go to, especially in Europe! I think it's amazing that you got to tour that! The food looks so good here as well.

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  14. Wow the catedral is really huge indeed but it looks so so beautiful. Wish I can visit this city one day.

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    1. Hope you make it one day. It is a great city.

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