Gloucester City & Cathedral, Gloucestershire
Our first destination was Gloucester’s Cathedral; however, a service was taking place and therefore, headed to the city centre for a wander and spot of shopping.
When we’d had enough of walking the streets, we headed back to the Cathedral with hopes that the service was over. Luckily for us, it was! Fun Amy fact: I studied Animal Care at Hartpury College and the Cathedral grounds was a particularly favoured ‘hang-out’ spot with my friends. I have many happy memories from there!
It was great to see this historic place in all it’s glory. It truly is an insanely beautiful place! Walking around the grand exterior, it was incredible to think that it’s over 1,300 years old! Luckily, it has undergone plenty of restoration which is why it still stands proudly today.
Inside the Cathedral was just as magnificent as the outside.
The main hall was grand and every inch looked magnificent. Especially the stained glass window, full of colours and fascinating detail!
We slipped through one of the side doors and into the Cloisters. The halls were incredibly stunning, with intricate architecture and colourful stained glass windows. Harry Potter fans – us three included! – will also know that scenes from three of the film were filmed there! We certainly wished it could have been Hogwarts, that’s for sure!
After a short while, we stopped in the courtyard and enjoyed the tranquility and peacefulness. It looked rather pretty with a trickling fountain at it’s centre and early spring Snowdrops blooming in the borders.
We continued to explore every inch of the Cathedral that we could, taking it all in. The ceilings were another highlight and we couldn’t get our heads around how it was all built without modern-day machines!
Once we’d gotten our fill of the Cathedral, we went back in to town in search of food. The establishment of choice was the Hubble Bubble Coffee House. Having been here with my family on a Treasure Trail outing, I knew that this cafe was a good place to go. The dishes, cakes and other treats on offer are delectable! On this occasion, I had Rosemary Fries with a cappuccino and the other two went for Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries with pots of tea. It was all delicious!
Gloucester is one of my favourite cities in the UK and it never disappoints. This visit was no different! I also had a lovely time with Jodie and Nikki and can’t wait for our next get together already!
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