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Visit the historic city of Gloucester on a Canal Boat Holiday exploring the Gloucester And Sharpness Canal.

The 16 mile waterway starts at the Historic Gloucester Docks and ends in the commercial port of Sharpness and has immense swing bridges and ornate bridge keepers houses as features unique to this canal.

The once derelict port of Gloucester Docks is now a vibrant retail, leisure and residential area.

At times you can view the Tall Ships moored in the docks and the area will look familiar as the Onedin Line was filmed there.

Visit the collection of restored Victorian warehouses containing shops, museums, restaurants and cafe bars.

Set in Gloucesters Historic docks the National Waterways Museum tells the story and history behind 200 years of the inland waterways.

The Cathedral was built in 1100 as a Norman abbey church is in the centre of Gloucester and boasts an impressive nave and Norman pillars.

The vaulted cloisters are now world famous because it was where some scenes of the Harry Potter films were filmed.

The childrens 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.

Walk down narrow cobbled streets and past ancient buildings and into the main pedestrianised shopping area.

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


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The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
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