The Historic Docks at Gloucester really are a joy to walk around. Here you will find the revitalised warehouses which were used in the shipping trade of years gone by and some great boats moored in the docks. There are also some nice Cafe's and bars situated here which would provide a perfect end to a stroll around admiring the boats.
The National Waterways Museum
The National Waterways Museum is housed in one of the many revitalised warehouses in the Historic Docks area of Gloucester.
The handsome Victorian buildings that house the Museum's displays sit amidst a scene of locks and moorings vibrant with historic and visiting narrow boats and rich with canal wildlife.
Designed by Thomas Telford under the direction of William Jessop, the docks at Ellesmere Port were still in use as late as the 1950s. They were a marvellously self-contained world and when you visit the museum today you can still walk round its locks, docks and warehouses and visit its forge, stables and workers cottages.
"The Docks and not much else"
When I moved to Gloucester in 2002, most people thought I was moving somewhere 'posh'. Gloucester is far from it, and in fact is just as working class as Oldham (my hometown).
Still, I live here, and we do get tourists, so I will give you a look at my current place of residence