Gloucester Chester Train
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The cathedral city of Gloucester is the county town of Gloucestershire and lies very close to the border with Wales. The city is roughly 30 miles to the north east of Bristol and 45 miles to the south west of Birmingham. Gloucester lies on the banks of the River Severn and is bounded by the Cotswolds to the east, the Forest of Dean to the west and the Malvern Hills to the north. Interestingly Gloucester is also a port city being linked to the Severn Estuary by the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal. Following renovation the city's former wharfs and warehouses form a public open space, are home to the National Waterways Museum and a number of apartments, shops and bars.
Gloucester Cathedral is in the north of the city close to the river and originates in the foundation of an abbey dedicated to St Peter in 681. The cathedral is the burial place of King Edward II and its cloisters were used for some scenes in some of the Harry Potter movies.
Gloucester's main theatre is the Guildhall which hosts a large and diverse number of entertainments including live music, dance sessions, a cinema, bar, cafe and art gallery.
The city of Cheshire is located in the north west of England in the county of Cheshire. The city has the most complete city walls in Britain along with the oldest racecourse. It also has one of the oldest cathedrals in Europe which is over 1,000 years old and is open to the public for free. One of Chester's most unique features are the two-tiered rows, which means you can shop whatever the weather and gives you a unique shopping experience. The City Sightseeing Chester Tour will introduce you to the City Walls, the Cathedral, Roman Amphitheatre and much more. The bus crosses the Dee by both the Grosvenor and Old Dee Bridges and at The Groves provides a convenient connection with the river cruises operated by Bithell's Boats - take advantage of a combined Bus & River Cruise Ticket. Nearby Chester Zoo offers families a fantastic day out with more than 400 different species and 11,000 animals to see. The zoo is set in 110 acres of award winning enclosures and gardens to explore. Visitors can get a giraffe's eye view from the Zoofari Monorail or alternatively take a ride on the Waterbus.