Gloucestershire really is a great place to become a property guardian. Known as the cathedral city for its world-famous Gloucester Cathedral, is a vibrant and attractive place to live and work. Nestled between Forest Dean and the Cotswolds, there is a wide range of beautiful parks and canal walks which are perfect for walkers, cyclists, and lovers of wide open green spaces.
Home of the Cherry and Whites rugby team and famous for its cheese rolling, the city is situated close to the M5 motorway and easily connects to London, the Southwest, and the Midlands through the M4 corridor.
Everything you need and expect from a city is available in Gloucestershire, including great work opportunities. In fact, the latest information highlights that in the region of 83% of Gloucester residents work within the city. Major employers include Direct Wines, BAE, Horizon Nuclear Power, and NHS Gloucestershire.
So what is it about Gloucestershire that makes it such a great place to live and work in? Here are some of the most interesting landmarks and events that the cathedral city is known for:
Held in the last week of July each year, this is one of the oldest festivals held in Britain. The week-long celebration of orchestral and choral performances are rotated each year between Worcester, Hereford, and Gloucester. The next performance in Gloucester will take place in 2019 and visitors can expect to be entertained with concerts, exhibitions, talks, and masterclasses.
The Cherry and White rugby team is currently playing in the English Premiership and attending one of the West Country derbies against Bristol or Bath in the Kingsholm Stadium is considered a ‘right of passage’ if you are thinking of moving to the city.
The cloisters in this famous cathedral will instantly be recognised by eagle-eyed fans of the Harry Potter saga as many of the scenes in the film that brought the Hogwarts to life were recorded here.
The world-famous Cheese Rolling and Wake held on Cooper’s Hill near Gloucester takes place every year on the Spring Bank Holiday. Men and women can be seen throwing themselves down a steep hill in pursuit of large rounds of cheese and glory.
This year-round dry ski slope for skiers, tubers, and snowboarders is great fun for learners and masters alike. The centre has a lodge and a laser tag arena.
The docks are a prime example of an authentic Victorian dock where the National Waterways Museum and the Soldiers of Gloucester Museum can be visited. Enjoy the many restaurants, shops, and leisure cruises on offer every day.
Gloucester has a lively nightlife with live music at Angie’s Bar on Bull Lane, real ale served at the Pelican Pub on St. Mary Street and VIP booths at the ATIK nightclub in Eastgate Street. So as you can see becoming a property guardian in Gloucestershire really has some great benefits, you wont find cheaper apartments to rent, check out our latest properties today.