Gloucester is an historic cathedral city and the county town of Gloucestershire and a great destination to visit during Winter with so much to see and do.
Start your Christmas shopping off by visiting the popular Christmas markets. Situated about an hour’s drive away from Oxford, Cardiff, Bristol and Birmingham, it is the perfect base to explore the Christmas markets in those cities
Things to see and do in Gloucester
Of course, Gloucester is a destination in its own right and there is so much to see and do during the festive season.
See our selection of local hotels, restaurants, shops, attractions and entertainment, other seasonal events, city cards and transfers to make your visit more enjoyable. Please check back regularly for updated information.
Christmas Market and Festive Breaks
For a choice of Christmas market and seasonal breaks, see our Christmas Breaks section for more details.
The hustle and bustle of a Victorian Christmas will be brought to life with a Victorian market, Dickensian characters, street entertainers, music and more at Gloucester Quays and the historic Docks.
The magical Gloucester Quays Enchanted Christmas Market is spread across the leisure quarter and nestled around Orchard Square’s ice rink, and open every day from 27 November to Christmas Eve.