The city of Gloucester is perfectly positioned on the River Severn with a remarkable past that dates all the way back to Roman times! This day trip to Gloucester by rail departs conveniently from Paddington Station in central London for a hassle-free way to discover one of England’s most beautiful cathedral cities. Once in Gloucester, you will enjoy entry to Gloucester Cathedral and have the full day to spend as you wish before returning to London in the early evening.
London to Gloucester by Rail
Make your own way to Paddington Station and meet a Golden Tours representative who will be standing outside the National Rail ticket office in front of Platform 1. Your train departs from Paddington at 8.30am, so make sure you arrive by 8.00am to meet the representative and board the train. It will take around two hours to travel to Gloucester from London – just relax as the train speeds through the pretty countryside!
Explore Gloucester and visit Gloucester Cathedral
Once you arrive in Gloucester, you can spend the day discovering the exquisite city at your own pace. You could stroll through cobbled streets and past ancient buildings before indulging in a spot of retail therapy in the pedestrianised shopping precinct. The Victorian Docks are also a lovely place to take a walk and you can visit one of the museums or unique stores located on the water.
Your day trip to Gloucester includes entry to Gloucester Cathedral, a towering Norman church dating back to 1089. Enter inside the cathedral and view some of its many highlights, including the gorgeous stained glass windows. This colourful glass was added to the cathedral over hundreds of years between the 14th and 20th centuries. It’s some of the best example of stained glass in England!
Other must-see parts of Gloucester Cathedral include the Crypt, Treasury and Norman Font sculpture.
Return to London
Once your day in the city is over, return to Gloucester Station at 5.25pm. The train back to central London will depart at 5.54pm, arriving back in Paddington Station at 7.54pm.
Please Note: The train times are subject to change, depending on availability on the train services. So it is highly important that you leave your contact number & email address to notify about the changes.