Destination guide

The friendly area of Gloucester awaits your stay

Take a holiday to Gloucester and enjoy the area's cathedral, museums and culture. Travellers appreciate the bars in this welcoming city. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Gloucester

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Gloucester a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Cirencester Golf Club (14.4 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Cattle Country Adventure Park (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Cotswold Farm Park (18.3 mi / 29.4 km)
  • Cotswold Country Park and Beach (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Gloucester

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Gloucester is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rococo Gardens (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Haresfield Beacon (6.1 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Imperial Gardens (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Pittville Park (8.2 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Minchinhampton Common (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Gloucester

The nearest airport is in Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.), located 38.5 mi (62 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Gloucester Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Gloucester?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 879 holiday lettings around Gloucester. From 573 cottages to 118 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Gloucester?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gloucester:

  • Clifton: 51 holiday homes
  • Diglis: 22 holiday homes
  • Bristol City Centre: 65 holiday homes
  • Bristol Floating Harbour: 80 holiday homes
  • Canon's Marsh: 42 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Gloucester? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Gloucester. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Gloucester Docks: 1,206 holiday lettings
  • Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre: 920 holiday lettings
  • Gloucester Cathedral: 1,096 holiday lettings
  • Gloucester Waterways Museum: 1,205 holiday lettings
  • City Museum: 1,224 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Gloucester listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Gloucester?

Yes, of course. offers 573 Cottages in Gloucester. Our other popular types of Gloucester holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 118 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 107 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 573 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Gloucester?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 35 holiday homes with pool available in Gloucester. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.