The once derelict port of Gloucester Docks is now a vibrant retail, leisure and residential area, including a 50-berth marina equally popular with fibreglass river cruisers and narrowboats.
The docks were once a vital port for the transfer of cargoes between the River Severn and the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal. You can still get a real sense of this industrial heritage. The 14 warehouses are listed buildings, while the Mariners’ Chapel, which once served a congregation of seamen and boatmen, is still in use as a church.
The Gloucester Waterways Museum contains the Canal & River Trust National Collection of historic boats and canal artefacts, as well as offering boat trips. Other leisure attractions you will find dockside include shops and restaurants, the Regiments of Gloucester Museum, and the Antique Centre.