Gloucester is a City with a long significant history, much of which can still be seen today. It is also a place of vibrance with many new areas opening up around the town including the works that are being carried out in the Quays area of town. If you currently live in the surrounding Gloucester area and are looking to either sell or buy a property it is worth taking a look at http://www.tgres.co.uk/who are a Gloucester Estate Agents. They have great knowledge of the local area in order to make your house hunting bests suited for you.
Here are a few facts that you may not be aware of about the City of Gloucester and some of its historical places.
King’s School is celebrating its 477th anniversary this year and is the oldest school in the area. As a private school it offers education to a variety of pupils in some of the most incredible buildings that you can see throughout the City. The School has origins back as far as 681 and in 1541 it was turned into a college of excellence by King Henry VIII.
Gloucester Cathedral can still be seen dominating the skyline of City even today and the college green area at the front of the Cathedral has recently undergone some landscaping and new road and path surfaces. The cathedral is home to many public services along with annual celebrations for Remembrance Services and school leavers services. The Cathedral has many beautiful windows and other artefacts that should be on any visitor to the City’s to do list. It is home to the burial chamber of King Edward II. The Cathedral also held the coronation ceremony for King Henry III in 1216.
Tailor of Gloucester shop and museum is located just a short walk from the Cathedral and as a free admission location it is definitely worth a visit. Beatrix Potter created the story ‘The Tailor of Gloucester’ was created in the building that the museum now occupies. The beautiful story centres around the life and work of a tailor who is asked to complete a waistcoat for the mayor for his wedding on Christmas morning. The story is filled full of beautifully drawn characters and is a tale that has stood the test of time.
There are many roman remains in and around the city of Gloucester, one of the most spectacular sites you can visit is the Eastgate viewing chamber. From here you can see the underground city defences that date back to around AD 68 when the city was a Roman fortress. From here you can the remains of the 13th Century tower along with a Tudor horse-pool – this is where the wagons and horses along with any other livestock that were due for sale at market would be washed.