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Gloucester: Ghost-Themed Guided Walking Tour

1. Gloucester: Ghost-Themed Guided Walking Tour

Experience Gloucester as you have never done before with this guided walking tour. Learn about the history of the area, as well as some of the ghosts who refuse to move on. Uncover local history, stories, and paranormal experiences as you see sights like The Old Crown pub and the College Court house. Meet your guide at the The Folk museum, a Tudor-style house that is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Get in the spirit as your guide tells you about personal brushes with the paranormal and about experiences that others that have taken the tour have had. Walk through Wetsgate Street to uncover sights like the 13th century Dick Whittington's pub and The Old Crown, a traditional public house. Pass by the Bishop Hooper Memorial in St Mary's Square which commemorates a Protestant martyr. Take in the Gothic features of the Gloucester Cathedral. Hear tales behind the charming College Court. Stop inside the New Inn Hotel for macabre stories. Stroll by the Tiger's Eye Restaurant and Cafe Rene to reach the eerie St Mary de Crypt Church and end your tour at the Greyfriars Priory ruins on Northgate Street.

The New Inn Ghost Tour

2. The New Inn Ghost Tour

Haunting fun evening Ghost spotting! Duration - 2h Plenty of historical knowledge from the buildings, Gloucester city and the ghosts. Oak Suite - The Most Haunted Room In The Hotel. Attic By Oak Suite - Where you can still see the original stairs. Regency Suite - on our first tour we've captured the figure of a boy walking across the door, an easel fell on its own, a customer got scratched & we caught a little girl saying "Bring Them In" on EVP. Lady Jane Grey Room Tree Tops & Cellar - during our first tour caught a little girl on EVP saying "Stay", after a woman says "Shhh" on EVP. Bar Cellar Main Bar (A pint glass was caught on CCTV being thrown under a table. A headless figure has been seen walking past one of the windows.) Coffee Shop (where we caught a blood curdling scream during an investigation) More info Informative, historic and fun walking tour. What to bring/wear Please wear suitable footwear, as we will be going into cellars & up and down stairs.

London: Lacock & The Cotswolds Harry Potter Small Group Tour

3. London: Lacock & The Cotswolds Harry Potter Small Group Tour

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Harry Potter at Lacock Village and Lacock Abbey, real-life film locations from the movie series. Explore historic streets and medieval chambers, then journey to Gloucester Cathedral, where Gothic architecture brings Hogwarts to life. Step into the enchanting world of Harry Potter as you journey through Lacock Village and Lacock Abbey, iconic real-life film locations that have captured the imaginations of millions. Explore Lacock Village, a timeless gem boasting timber-framed cottages and historic streets frozen in time. Witness the magic of Lacock Abbey, its ancient walls echoing with the secrets of Hogwarts. Delve into the cloisters and medieval chambers that provided the backdrop for key moments in the Harry Potter film franchise. From the eerie corridors to the majestic halls, every corner holds a piece of cinematic history. Embark on a spellbinding tour through the majestic halls of Gloucester Cathedral. Marvel at the intricate Gothic architecture as you explore the corridors that doubled as the iconic Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Stand in awe beneath the soaring vaulted ceilings that served as the backdrop for numerous scenes in the beloved film series. From the hauntingly beautiful cloisters to the grandeur of the Cathedral, immerse yourself in the magic of cinema brought to life.

Gloucester and Lacock Harry Potter Day Tour

4. Gloucester and Lacock Harry Potter Day Tour

The Harry Potter Tour of Gloucester and Lacock is a magical adventure to some of England's most historic places and scenic countryside. See filming locations, including sites used in actual scenes from Hogwarts School, or which served as an inspiration to the filmmakers. On the Harry Potter tour, experience one of the most beautiful villages in England and get a guided tour around the ancient streets and its local abbey. Stretch your legs and soak up the history of this picturesque village before a visit to the cathedral city of the Cotswolds. Visit the magnificent cathedral which doubled as Hogwarts School. Learn how the films were made, discuss the books and hear trivia about the magical world of Harry Potter. Have the chance to walk around the locations you visit, take pictures, and re-create some of the scenes from the films.  Feel free to dress up as Harry or any other character in the series! On the tour, Harry Potter trivia questions will be asked, so keep your spell book handy to test your knowledge of spells and see how well you know Harry, Ron and Hermione. 

Gloucester: Quirky self-guided smartphone heritage walks

5. Gloucester: Quirky self-guided smartphone heritage walks

If you are Curious About Gloucester, take one of our quirky self-guided walks, where you can explore the heart of Gloucester. Not only will you visit the better-known places – we make sure you visit the unusual and intriguing ones too! Added to this we provide compelling stories about the history around you, whilst you have fun following our detailed directions, finding answers to our addictive clues and matching pictures to places along the way. You’ll discover "hidden treasures", whilst reading about the history of Gloucester and the people and events that have shaped it – whether you’re familiar with Gloucester or a first-time visitor, you will spot things you would not have otherwise noticed. Download the walks to your mobile device, then follow the directions and enjoy our self-guided heritage walks at your own pace and level of interest The walks are 1.5 miles and 1 mile respectively. Both walks are suitable for wheelchair and buggy users.

Our most recommended things to do in Gloucester

Gloucester: Ghost-Themed Guided Walking Tour

Gloucester: Ghost-Themed Guided Walking Tour

Experience Gloucester as you have never done before with this guided walking tour. Learn about the history of the area, as well as some of the ghosts who refuse to move on. Uncover local history, stories, and paranormal experiences as you see sights like The Old Crown pub and the College Court house. Meet your guide at the The Folk museum, a Tudor-style house that is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Get in the spirit as your guide tells you about personal brushes with the paranormal and about experiences that others that have taken the tour have had. Walk through Wetsgate Street to uncover sights like the 13th century Dick Whittington's pub and The Old Crown, a traditional public house. Pass by the Bishop Hooper Memorial in St Mary's Square which commemorates a Protestant martyr. Take in the Gothic features of the Gloucester Cathedral. Hear tales behind the charming College Court. Stop inside the New Inn Hotel for macabre stories. Stroll by the Tiger's Eye Restaurant and Cafe Rene to reach the eerie St Mary de Crypt Church and end your tour at the Greyfriars Priory ruins on Northgate Street.

The New Inn Ghost Tour

The New Inn Ghost Tour

Haunting fun evening Ghost spotting! Duration - 2h Plenty of historical knowledge from the buildings, Gloucester city and the ghosts. Oak Suite - The Most Haunted Room In The Hotel. Attic By Oak Suite - Where you can still see the original stairs. Regency Suite - on our first tour we've captured the figure of a boy walking across the door, an easel fell on its own, a customer got scratched & we caught a little girl saying "Bring Them In" on EVP. Lady Jane Grey Room Tree Tops & Cellar - during our first tour caught a little girl on EVP saying "Stay", after a woman says "Shhh" on EVP. Bar Cellar Main Bar (A pint glass was caught on CCTV being thrown under a table. A headless figure has been seen walking past one of the windows.) Coffee Shop (where we caught a blood curdling scream during an investigation) More info Informative, historic and fun walking tour. What to bring/wear Please wear suitable footwear, as we will be going into cellars & up and down stairs.

London: Lacock & The Cotswolds Harry Potter Small Group Tour

London: Lacock & The Cotswolds Harry Potter Small Group Tour

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Harry Potter at Lacock Village and Lacock Abbey, real-life film locations from the movie series. Explore historic streets and medieval chambers, then journey to Gloucester Cathedral, where Gothic architecture brings Hogwarts to life. Step into the enchanting world of Harry Potter as you journey through Lacock Village and Lacock Abbey, iconic real-life film locations that have captured the imaginations of millions. Explore Lacock Village, a timeless gem boasting timber-framed cottages and historic streets frozen in time. Witness the magic of Lacock Abbey, its ancient walls echoing with the secrets of Hogwarts. Delve into the cloisters and medieval chambers that provided the backdrop for key moments in the Harry Potter film franchise. From the eerie corridors to the majestic halls, every corner holds a piece of cinematic history. Embark on a spellbinding tour through the majestic halls of Gloucester Cathedral. Marvel at the intricate Gothic architecture as you explore the corridors that doubled as the iconic Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Stand in awe beneath the soaring vaulted ceilings that served as the backdrop for numerous scenes in the beloved film series. From the hauntingly beautiful cloisters to the grandeur of the Cathedral, immerse yourself in the magic of cinema brought to life.

Gloucester and Lacock Harry Potter Day Tour

Gloucester and Lacock Harry Potter Day Tour

The Harry Potter Tour of Gloucester and Lacock is a magical adventure to some of England's most historic places and scenic countryside. See filming locations, including sites used in actual scenes from Hogwarts School, or which served as an inspiration to the filmmakers. On the Harry Potter tour, experience one of the most beautiful villages in England and get a guided tour around the ancient streets and its local abbey. Stretch your legs and soak up the history of this picturesque village before a visit to the cathedral city of the Cotswolds. Visit the magnificent cathedral which doubled as Hogwarts School. Learn how the films were made, discuss the books and hear trivia about the magical world of Harry Potter. Have the chance to walk around the locations you visit, take pictures, and re-create some of the scenes from the films.  Feel free to dress up as Harry or any other character in the series! On the tour, Harry Potter trivia questions will be asked, so keep your spell book handy to test your knowledge of spells and see how well you know Harry, Ron and Hermione. 

Gloucester: Quirky self-guided smartphone heritage walks

Gloucester: Quirky self-guided smartphone heritage walks

If you are Curious About Gloucester, take one of our quirky self-guided walks, where you can explore the heart of Gloucester. Not only will you visit the better-known places – we make sure you visit the unusual and intriguing ones too! Added to this we provide compelling stories about the history around you, whilst you have fun following our detailed directions, finding answers to our addictive clues and matching pictures to places along the way. You’ll discover "hidden treasures", whilst reading about the history of Gloucester and the people and events that have shaped it – whether you’re familiar with Gloucester or a first-time visitor, you will spot things you would not have otherwise noticed. Download the walks to your mobile device, then follow the directions and enjoy our self-guided heritage walks at your own pace and level of interest The walks are 1.5 miles and 1 mile respectively. Both walks are suitable for wheelchair and buggy users.

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