A photo of St Michael's Tower

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The Gloucester Civic Trust are able to run various tours around Gloucester City Centre. Their City Discover Tour runs daily (excluding Sundays), between April and September.

Discover 2000 years of fascinating history during a 90 minute stroll with an expert Civic Trust Guide. Visit a Medieval Galleried Inn, a hidden Tudor Merchant’s House and a Dominican Priory, and discover where Parliament was held. Hear the stories of John Prichard, the real “Tailor of Gloucester”, immortalised by Beatrix Potter; Robert Raikes, founder of the Sunday School Movement; George Whitfield, founder of the Methodist movement; Bishop Hooper, burned at the stake, and many more.

The walk lasts approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
Meet outside St Michaels Tower
This is a gentle walk with no steep sections
The walk is easilly accessible and suitable for the less mobile and use of wheelchairs
Public convenience available in the Tower and at various points along the route

The Civic Trust also run other tours that can be booked privatley as they do not have a standardised schedule. Like the Discovery Tour, they are on foot and based in the town centre. These tours include:

Children's City Discover Tour (£1 for children, accompanying adult goes free)
Docks Discovery Tour
Beatrix Potter Discovery Tour
Llanthony Priory Discover Tour
Medieval Churches Discovery Tour
Seige of Gloucester Discovery Tour
Robert Raikes Discovery Tour
Roman Times Discovery Tour
Spa Discovery Tour

Please enquire with the Civic Trust directly for times and prices.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£7.00 per ticket
Primary School Child£2.00 per ticket
Secondary School Child£3.00 per ticket



  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Establishment Features

  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • No Smoking Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Size of group to be discussed on booking.

Map & Directions

Gloucester Civic Trust Tours

Type:Walking Tour

St. Michael's Tower, Southgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2DH
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Tel+44 (0)1452 526 955

Tel+44 (0)7899 804853

Opening Times

* Please check the attraction's website for opening times.

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