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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.
Bristol is a university city located in the south west of England and lies only a few miles from the city of Bath. Bristol is a city of bridges, balloons, boats, bikes, Brunel and Banksy. Whatever you are looking for there is something for everyone in Bristol. See street art up-close with Bristol Street Art Tours and discover the street art home of Banksy. Bristol has a history for graffiti and street art that is unlike anywhere else in the United Kingdom. Recognised as the street art and graffiti capital of the U.K., Bristol is home to more than 100 street artists and graffiti writers, all working on the cutting edge of this worldwide art form. Also in the city is the Arnolfini which has provided a cultural resource for the people of Bristol for over fifty years. It is a centre for the contemporary arts and presents a programme of visual arts, performance, music and film. It also provides a diverse, interactive learning programme for all ages and is home to a much-loved shop, offering a range of books, art publications and gift ideas. The listed building also houses a popular café bar, offering locally sourced dishes in the historic harbourside setting.