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Gloucester's Secret History Tour

Gloucester, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Christine

60 mins
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll explore the hidden history of Gloucester through its buildings and surroundings. Explore the largest, medieval, urban, timber-framed merchants house in Great Britain. Visit the unique, surviving medieval scriptorium. View Roman remains and a merchant's decorative ceiling. Find out more about the Warrior Queen and visit the priory she founded. Visit the site where the Domesday Book was conceived. Gloucester is a city like no other with a unique history. At the end of this tour, you will have discovered some of her secrets.
Other things to note
Wear good walking shoes, a warm coat in cold weather and a brolly for inclement weather!
We'll explore the hidden history of Gloucester through its buildings and surroundings. Explore the largest, medieval, urban, timber-framed merchants house in Great Britain. Visit the unique, surviving medieval scriptorium. View Roman remains and a merchant's decorative ceiling. Find out more about the Warrior Queen and visit the priory she founded. Visit the site where the Domesday Book was conceived. Gloucester is a city like no other with a un…

Christine's commitment to safety

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From $14
/ person
Thu, Dec 3
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$14 per person
$14 per person
Fri, Dec 4
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$14 per person
$14 per person
Sat, Dec 5
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$14 per person
$14 per person

Meet your host, Christine

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 7 Reviews
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Hi, my name is Christine and I am the author of several local history books about Gloucester and have a wealth of knowledge about the city's vast history. Books to date: Secret Gloucester, Gloucester in 50 Buildings, Gloucester's Military Legacy and Gloucester at Work.
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Where you'll be

Gloucester is a city with many historical secrets that you would not discover just walking its streets. Hidden alleys, Roman remains hidden in plain sight. Medieval gems. Statues of kings. Sites of medieval execution. civil war damage. All can be discovered on this tour.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Raine
November 2020
This was a great covid safe entertainment option. Plus what an interesting way to discover a city we have never visited before. It’s quite unexpected what you see, from Roman to medieval times all hidden inside in the strangest nooks and crannies. Thank you to Christine for a great afternoon
This was a great covid safe entertainment option. Plus what an interesting way to discover a city we have never visited before. It’s quite unexpected what you see, from Roman to me…
Owen
October 2020
Really enjoyed this! Christine is lovely and very knowledgable. She took us to some really interesting parts of the city and gave really interesting insight!
Mervyn (& Hilary)
October 2020
An excellent historic tour of Gloucester. Time and money well spent! We really enjoyed and appreciated Christine's absorbing tour of sites in Gloucester dating back to early Roman times. She brought to life the characters and events, some of which had influence beyond their immediate area and time. Left to our own devices we would have discovered very little, if any, of this and left Gloucester with a superficial impression of the City, rather than appreciating the proper place of it in our history. Christine is a lovely, knowledgeable lady who clearly enjoys sharing her love of the City. So glad we came on this tour and thoroughly recommend it.
An excellent historic tour of Gloucester. Time and money well spent! We really enjoyed and appreciated Christine's absorbing tour of sites in Gloucester dating back to early Roman…
Tracy
October 2020
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour it was great fun. saw things we wouldn’t have known were even there. Our host was full of information & very friendly.
Dr Jaskaran Singh
October 2020
Awesome walking tour! We combined both tours and felt likewise we were on a Dan Brown trail through the Holy City! Fantastic to be led by an author of her own murder mystery! To this tour for sure!
Philip
September 2020
This was a great little tour around Gloucester, we would never have known about all the sights that Christine showed us; we'd have walked right past them without realising they were there or knowing about their history! I'd thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone wanting a more insight into the town and some of the buildings.
This was a great little tour around Gloucester, we would never have known about all the sights that Christine showed us; we'd have walked right past them without realising they wer…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.