Destination Gloucestershire

From shopping to sport and outdoor adventure to cultural history, discover more about what the city of Gloucester has to offer.

Gloucester Quays

Home to designer and high street fashion brands and a host of cafes, restaurants and bars. If you're heading out for dinner with friends, you’ll find world cuisines, pub food, and everything in between.

The dockland facility, which opened in 2009, is a consistently popular destination for our students. As one of the fastest growing outlets in the UK, it has over 50 shops for to enjoy, as well as its own cinema.

Things to do in Gloucester

Away from the Quays, there's loads more on offer in the city of Gloucester. For action and adventure, Gloucester is home to activities including a climbing centre, go-kartingescape roomsskiing and snowboarding, and a Ninja Warrior-inspired Adventure Park.

If sport's your thing, Gloucester Rugby's Kingsholm Stadium is situated in the heart of the city. Take in a match a revel in one of the sport's most famous atmospheres.

Enjoy getting out and about in the great outdoors? If you fancy stretching your legs away from Hartpury's 360-hectare campus, there are plenty of walks around Gloucester, such as Robinswood Hill Country Park and Barnwood Park and Arboretum. We're also close to renowned areas of natural beauty such the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean.

The famous Cathedral has been home to Hartpury's graduation ceremonies in recent years, as well as a filming location for the Harry Potter movies. You can get to know the history of Gloucester through attractions including the Museum of GloucesterBeatrix Potter's House of the Tailor of Gloucester, or the National Waterways Museum.

How to get around

As a Hartpury student, there are loads of ways you can get around and explore Gloucestershire. 

You can hop on one of the public buses that stop regularly on campus. If you ride a bike, you can store it in our secure bike sheds on campus. We also offer on-campus parking for and discounted rates with local taxi firms.

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