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  • Gloucester's Historic Quay's - Gloucester
      Gloucester's Historic Quay's
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  • Gloucester's Historic Quay's - Gloucester
      Gloucester's Historic Quay's
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Gloucester was granted its first charter in 1155 by King Henry II giving the burgesses the same liberties as the citizens of London and Winchester, Subsequent charters were numerous and Gloucester developed into a Busy port with ships sailing up the River Severn from all over the known world.
The ports wharfs, warehouses and docks fell into disrepair but were renovated during the 1980s making it into a popular ‘open space’. Some of the warehouses now house the National Waterways Museum while others have been converted into residential apartments, shops, restaurants, bars and the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum is located in the Custom House. Interestingly the port still houses the most inland RNLI lifeboat in the UK.

It's a nice place to walk around with some nice Pubs, Cafe's and Restaurants so you can relax and enjoy this historic space that has been used in many films and programs where it has pretended to be Liverpool and New York among others.

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