South Western Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society Meeting


Thanks to its strategic position, the city of Gloucester has a rich historic past stretching back to Roman times. You will find a wealth of things to do in Gloucester.

At its heart in the beautiful setting of College Green, stands the Norman Cathedral with its magnificent fan-vaulted cloisters and great east window. A walk down narrow cobbled streets and past ancient buildings leads into the main pedestrianised shopping area. From there it is just a short stroll to the dramatic waterfront of the Victorian Docks with its impressive converted warehouses. You will be greeted by a colourful tableau of life on the water and all kinds of vessels, from narrow boats to sea going ships. There are also pleasure boats to take you on a journey through the past when Gloucester was a thriving commercial port. 

GloucesterOnce you have explored the exciting museums and attractions in the city why not head further a field and discover more things to do in the Cotswolds and Forest of Dean?
Experience the unique atmosphere of a Gloucester Rugby game at Kingsholm - Watch the Cherry and Whites in action and stand in the 'shed' at Kingsholm, which fans refer to as 'the cauldron of fear'. 

Historic Gloucester Docks - Visit Britain's most inland port in the unique setting of Gloucester Docks. The original Victorian warehouses are still within the Docks so take a chance to explore this fascinating historical place.

Discover Gloucester Cathedral - Follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter by visiting Gloucester's historical Cathedral Cloisters. These were transformed into the corridors of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in various Harry Potter films. If you are feeling fit, why not join a Cathedral Tower Tour and enjoy the view from the roof - you can see up to 40 miles across the countryside!

Gloucester Quays - At Gloucester Quays Designer Outlet you’ll find all the designer and high street brands you love, for you and your home, at up to 60% off recommended retail prices.This means you can still enjoy a little retail therapy, without troubling your conscience and with such great savings you can afford to treat yourself to a tasty break at one of the many restaurants and coffee shops.

Explore the City from the Water - Enjoy a cruise on the Gloucester Sharpness Canal or the River Severn.

Forest of Dean

Forest of DeanWhether you are planning to visit Gloucester for a day or longer, the Forest of Dean is only a stone’s throw from the city of Gloucester.  It is one of England's few remaining ancient forests.  With its rich and varied landscape, the area provides endless interest for walkers, historians, artists and nature-lovers. 


Cheltenham Spa

Cheltenham SpaCheltenham Spa is England's most complete Regency town. Regency town houses, characterised by intricate ironwork balconies and painted stucco facades, line the historic Promenade, squares and terraces. It  was specifically designed in its 18th and 19th century heyday as a pleasure and health resort for wealthy visitors - the legacy of which is an exceptional range of quality restaurants and entertainment.
This beautiful spa town is situated on the edge of the Cotswolds. The bustling of the town centre and the cosmopolitan flare of the streets of Montpellier offer a shoppers' delight, contrasting with the tranquility of Cheltenham’s residential areas and the surrounding countryside.

There is something for everyone in Cheltenham. It is the perfect location for a peaceful, relaxing holiday, as well as a great shopping destination. With its chic designer boutiques and regency architecture The Promenade has been voted Britain's favourite High Street. During the Spring and Summer months Cheltenham's countless bars, cafes and brasseries take on a continental feel as tables and chairs appear beneath umbrellas.

The Cotswolds

CotswoldsIf you’ve visited before – or if you’re planning a visit for the first time – remember, the Cotswolds occupies an area larger than a few villages.  The area in the north of the Cotswolds includes villages such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Winchcombe and Chipping Campden, whilst to the South, the area has a slightly wilder nature, especially in the beautiful five valleys around Stroud. 


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