Historic Gloucester Docks

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Fifteen Victorian warehouses stand as proud guardians to Britain's most inland port. The former dock estate has become a popular destination where visitors can enjoy interesting views and a range of modern facilities while wandering around a remarkably complete example of a Victorian port. Views include many fine late Victorian era warehouses, a working dry dock, a Mariners Chapel and other dock-related buildings that have been found new uses.

Where ships once discharged their cargoes, there is now an ever-changing miscellany of visiting narrow boats, smart motor cruisers and the occasional yacht or tall ship. Home to Gloucester Quays Designer Outlet, Gloucester Waterways Museum, The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum and Gloucester Quays Antiques Centre. You will also find a range of waterfront bars, restaurants and coffee shops located within the Quays. The whole area is suitable for wheelchairs.
Gloucester's Historic Docks is a public site and there is no fee to enter this area.

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Gloucester's Historic Docks is a public site and there is no fee to enter this area.



  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Not in catering units.
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Restaurants, cafe bars and take aways.
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Open All Year
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Key Features

  • Film or TV location - Amazing Grace was filmed here
  • In town/city centre
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Parking (charge)
  • Parking On Site

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Japanese printed material

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families

Tours and Demonstrations

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

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - None

Map & Directions

Historic Docks

Type:Historic Site

The Docks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2ER
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Tel+44 (0)1452 311190

Opening Times

* You can walk in and out of the Docks area at any time as the gates are not locked. Please see the relevant websites for opening times of Museums and Attractions.

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