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If you are on a Canal Boat Holiday exploring the Gloucester And Sharpness Canal why not pop along to the Gloucester Waterways Museum and meet Santa.

Sail with Santa in his on board grotto on a one hour boat cruise from the Gloucester Waterways Museum on the King Arthur pleasure boat.

There will be a present for every child, the adults can enjoy a hot drink and a mince pie and there is even free access to the museum with the ticket.

Whilst on your Canal Boat Holiday to Gloucester visit the magnificent Cathedral and if the vaulted cloisters look familiar that is because it was where some scenes of the Harry Potter films were filmed.

The children's novel The Taylor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter was published in 1903 and tells the story of a group of mice helping a tailor finish his work in time for Christmas, visit The House of the Tailor of Gloucester where this charming story is told.

Soak up the atmosphere of a truly magical Christmas as you stroll down narrow cobbled streets and past ancient buildings and into the main pedestrianised shopping area.

Christmas shopping is full of pleasant surprises as well as all the usual high street stores Gloucester also boasts a wide range of unique and fascinating specialist shops.

Visit the market which is a great place to pick up a Christmas bargain and also has stalls selling traditional local produce such as the famous Gloucester sausage.

The Docks area also has its own specialist shopping centre with very individual shops and the famous five storey Antiques Centre.


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