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Top things to do in Gloucester in early 2017

3rd January 2017 amy Tourism

Bordering Wales and not far from the Forest of Dean, the attractive South West England city of Gloucester is one of the most interesting places to visit in the UK.

If you decide to take a trip to Gloucester in 2017, you will find no end of attractions and activities to help you busy. Here are just a few things you could do while in the city:

Henry III: Good King or Bad Ruler?

If you are a history buff and you have not already taken time to visit this fantastic exhibition, you will need to hurry because it is set to close on January 28, 2017. The exhibition, which takes place at the Museum of Gloucester, showcases some of the most important treasures of the medieval period. If you pay a visit, you can expect to see weapons, treasures and trinkets that would have been kept at Hampton Court during the time of one of England’s most famous kings.

NYC party nights

If you’re more of a party person than a historical enthusiast, something you might enjoy doing on a trip to Gloucester is taking part in an all-inclusive NYC party night at the Gloucester Hallmark Hotel. Taking place on January 6 and 7, guests will be able to party New York style. Upon arrival, all guests will be greeted with festive cocktails and American nibbles. They will then be treated to a three-course dinner before hitting the dance floor for NY-themed dance. The New York theme will be topped off with party games, a photo booth and a big Broadway finale.

A hot air ballooning experience in Gloucester

Once the weather starts to get a bit better, you may want to think about booking a hot air ballooning experience in this scenic and vibrant city. When you take to the air in a hot air balloon over the Gloucestershire land, you will be treated to some spectacular views of places like the Forest of Dean, with its wildlife, wild flowers and ancient trees making it an experience you will never forget.

The Great Bear of the North at Gloucester Guildhall

If you are looking for a family day out, you could do worse than taking trip to Gloucester Guildhall between January 17 and 21, 2017, where you will be treated to a magical performance of The Great Bear of the North. This is a production centring on Freya, a young girl who finds and befriends a lost bear cub. The two of them eventually set off for an unforgettable adventure.

Gloucester Cajun and Zydeco Festival 2017

If you’re looking for something a bit different to do with your weekend, you will find it hard to beat the Gloucester Cajun and Zydeco Festival 2017. The event, which takes place on 27-29th January 2017, will play host to some of the best bands on the planet for what is sure to be a weekend of fun, fine Cajun food, and non-stop partying.

A new year, but the same thrills and spills as ever in glorious Gloucester!

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