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The town of Gloucester is of huge historical importance. It was founded as Roman Glevum - a garrison town.
Under the Saxons it regained importance in the 7th century with the establishment of the monastery of St Peter.
William I announced in Gloucester his great undertaking, the Domesday Book. Soon after, work started on the abbey church that was to become the city's landmark on completion in 1120, its Cathedral of St Peter.
It is a superb example of medieval ecclesiastical architecture, a successful blend of Norman and Perpendicular. The tower, built 1450, replaces the earlier smaller tower and spire and contains Great Peter, the last medieval Bourdon bell.
The Cathedral Green is surrounded by houses from the 16th to 18th centuries and the 15th-century half-timbered Parliament Room, where Richard II held Parliament in 1378.
Visit Gloucester Waterways Museum that relates the history of our canals and rivers. You can climb onto historic boats, have hands-on fun, watch films from the archives and browse galleries.
The Gloucester Antiques Centre with houses 100 dealers within 3 floors of shops and cabinets.
Visit the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum on Gloucester Docks and learn about the lives of Gloucestershire soldiers over the last 3 centuries.
On Southgate Street, the Church of St Mary de Crypt is a fine example of the Perpendicular style.
Blackfriars is the finest surviving Dominican Friary in the country, and is undergoing restoration.
Visit Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery containing Roman mosaics, the Birdlip Mirror, a Natural History section with a freshwater aquarium and a fine art collection.
The Folk Museum is housed in some fine half-timbered houses on Westgate Street.
Visit Robinswood Hill Country Park, where there is a rare breeds farm. The old quarry is a Site of Special Scientific Interest because of its exposure of lower and middle lias rock.
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