Retiring to Gloucester

A place in the country might seem like a far-off dream but if you’ve ever thought about retiring to the green and pleasant land it might be an idea to consider Gloucester.

It is a very historic place. There is lots of evidence of life before Roman times and the city was also one of the biggest sites in Roman Britain. Find out more about Park Homes for Sale Near me in Gloucestershire by visiting parkhomelife

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Moving into the mediaeval times, Gloucester played host to the coronation of Henry III and the burial of two other kings, King Osric of the Hwicce and also Edward II who was “dethroned” down the road at Berkeley Castle. The Cathedral itself is steeped in history dating back to the 900’s. It is one of the oldest cathedrals in the UK and while it has been a place of worship for thousands of years it is the site of a new pilgrimage of Harry Potter fans coming to see the cloisters where many scenes for Hogwarts were filmed.

Gloucester has a vast shopping centre in the middle of the city along with shops and cafes situated along the historic Docks. It is laid out across an intersection of streets around the original East, West, North and South gates that were built by the Romans and then further developed in mediaeval times.

The countryside is only a 10-minute drive away and what a countryside it is! The glory of the Cotswolds is right on the doorstep for Gloucester with all of the quaint villages like Painswick, Bourton on the Water and Snowshill within easy reach. If you’re a culture vulture then the many literacy, arts and music festivals that next door neighbour Cheltenham has should quench your thirst.

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In terms of amenities it has a large hospital in the shape of the Gloucester Royal. It has a fully functioning 24-hour A&E plus it has a drop-in centre for other non-emergencies. There are also many doctors, dentists and a large medical centre.

Gloucester is ideally located within easy distance of the South West, Wales and the Midlands. There are many places of interest to visit in the county, as well as neighbouring counties. Some must-see attractions include Berkeley Castle, Chedworth Roman Villa, Clearwell Caves, the Forest of Dean and Westonbirt Arboretum to name just a few.

For places of interest and shopping opportunities, Gloucester has it all.

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