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The Gloucestershire city of Gloucester as a number of medieval and Tudor period gabled and half timbered houses which date back to Gloucester's early history. An example of a public house from this period, and the only remaining example in the city, is The New Inn in Northgate Street. The building was constructed in 1450 by John Twyning.
The city also hosts the annual Three Choirs Festival every third year. The festival dates back to the eighteenth century and is one of the oldest music festivals in the United Kingdom. Gloucester hosts the festival with the cities of Hereford and Worcester and is next to host the festival in 2016. Other festivals held in the city include the annual Gloucester International Rhythm and Blues Festival which takes place at the end of July. There is also the Gloucester International Cajun and Zydeco Festival and the Medieval Fayre which is held every summer.
The Guildhall is the city's main theatre and hosts a large number of events including live music, dance performances, a cinema, bar, and art gallery. The main museum in the City is the Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery.
About St Albans
Located in the county of Hertfordshire, the city of St Albans is a historic market town and is now a dormitory town within the London commuter belt being only about 20 miles to the north of London. The St Albans Museum service runs two museums. The Verulamium Museum, which tells the story of everyday life in Roman Britain using objects from the excavations of the important Roman Town and the Museum of St Albans, which focuses on the history of the town and of Saint Alban. The Watercress nature reserve is by the River Ver and is run by the Watercress Wildlife Association.
St Albans is not a large city and it is possible to walk from one edge to the other in about one hour. Most bed and breakfasts, hotels and attractions require a shorter walk. The main railway station is roughly 10 minutes walk from the city centre with the St Albans Abbey railway station located down a steep hill right next to the Verulamium Park and near the Abbey itself, which is around 15 minutes walk. St Albans is well linked to neighbouring towns by bus, although despite the distances, journey times are relatively long. There is also a frequent direct bus service to London Heathrow Airport.