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Recognised as one of the UK’s top ten historic cities, it is no surprise that Gloucester is rich in history and heritage. Where else in the UK would you find Roman foundations and Victorian Docklands alongside a Norman Cathedral? Whilst much of the town echoes the past, the centre is buzzing with a wide range of restaurants, markets, pubs, shops and museums.
Located in Gloucester, the Britannia Herbet Davis team are ready to help you move to or from the town. However, if you are thinking of moving to the area, keep reading to find out what life is like in Gloucester…
Moving to Gloucester
Gloucester has a vast array of properties for both those looking to rent and buy. The housing market is buoyant on both sides and the recent investment into the docks area has made a very positive impact. Gloucester Docks is a collection of new build homes that are designed to complement the adjacent Grade II listed Victorian warehouses. This area is the place to be for city living and the apartments are modern and fresh.
However, if city living is not for you, the outskirts present a number of family homes and period properties.
Shopping in Gloucester
Being a former Roman city means Gloucester is laid out perfectly for avid shoppers. Getting around the town is quick and easy and the four main shopping streets imaginatively named Northgate, Eastgate, Southgate and Westgate – are all pedestrianised and offer all the usual high street stores that you would expect to find in most cities.
The two local malls, Mall Eastgate and Kings Walk, are both located off of Eastgate Street and are loved by shoppers. The centres also have a number of stalls and independent stands within them, echoing its market town atmosphere of the past.
Just off East Gate Shopping is an all year round covered market which, besides being a great place to pick up a bargain, also has stalls selling traditional local produce such as the famous Gloucester sausage.
Transport Links Gloucester
Just to the east of Gloucester is the M5, which takes drivers south to Bristol and Exeter and north to Birmingham. The M5 handily connects to the M4 just north of Bristol, providing easy access into south Wales and across the UK into London. The A38 also links Gloucester to nearby Cheltenham, Cirencester, Hereford and Bristol.
Gloucester bus and train station are directly opposite one another which is fantastic for those need to hop between modes of transport easily. Gloucester railway station runs services to London, Cardiff, Bristol and Birmingham. Many train travellers journey to Cheltenham Spa station (just 10 minutes away) for more local train routes.
However, many people who are travelling locally tend to utilise the many bus routes provided by Stagecoach.