Gloucester Art Trail

Parks & Walks

Ages:

  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults

Venue:

Outdoor

Cost:

Free

Description

This is a 2.5 mile circular walk around the central part of the City of Gloucester.

The route is way marked and includes artwork depicting the different elements of the city and identifying buildings and events of historic interest. ‘Look’ signs point out items of interest to see on the walk. All the direction signs, the ‘Look’ and the artwork have been stencilled onto the pavement, onto a red brick-sized rectangle. Wherever possible, the direction signs, represented by arrows and shoe prints, are every 10 paces. The route is designed to be walked in a clockwise direction. The trail can therefore be started at any point.

The Art Trail is specifically designed to encourage Gloucester citizens and visitors alike to discover Gloucester City: enjoy a walk with the opportunity to find out more about the City and visit parts of the centre maybe they would not otherwise visit.

The list of artwork to look out for and the route is here:

Route Description

Points of Interest

Brunswick RoadShops etc
Along Brunswick RoadMurals, museum, library, Brunswick Square, Christ Church
Right on Spa RoadSpa; Judges Lodgings; old Registry office
Straight across onto Llanthony RoadCafes, restaurants, Quays shopping mall
Straight along to cross docks / canal bridgeDocks; lifting bridge
Over bridge, immediately RightBoats
Through car park, over two foot bridgesDry docks
Alongside docks basin to end 
Right over dock gatesEntrance to River Severn
Straight along to end of warehouseNorth Warehouse; two World Record sites
Left to exit docksWater pump; historic buildings
Cross Commercial Road at pedestrian lights 
Straight along Barbican WayPrison; site of castle; Police station; old fire station
Right, over zebra crossing and right: Longsmith StCourt house; historic buildings
Up Longsmith St to junction with Bull LaneTelephone exchange; historic buildings
Left onto Bull LaneArtwork on multi-story car park
Along Bull Lane to the junction with Westgate StViews of Cathedral; artwork on buildings
Left on Westgate StHistoric buildings; cafes / restaurants and shops
Westgate StCathedral; Shire Hall; Dick Whitt’s; St Nicholas’s Church; Folk of Glos
Right onto Archdeacon St 
Archdeacon StSt Mary de Lode Church; ancient Severn crossing; St Oswald’s Priory
Straight across onto Pitt StKings School and Cathedral; PH
Along Pitt St to junction with Park StHistoric buildings
Left onto Park St 
Along Park StHistoric buildings
Junction with Gouda Way, turn right, cross at lights 
Gouda WayTanners Hall (remains)
Right at junction with Worcester St 
Along Worcester St to junction with Northgate StShops
Turn left at pedestrian crossing, cross Worcester St and along Northgate St

 

Cross right, over Northgate St at junction with Spread Eagle Road 
Along Spread Eagle Road, straight across towards Transport Hub 
Right onto Market Parade 
Remain on Market Parade cross Clarence StKings Quarter redevelopment area
Continue on Station RoadBuss station / Railway station
Continue to junction with Nettleton Road 
Right onto Nettleton RoadPainted terraced houses
Continue to end of road, junction with Eastgate St 
Right onto Eastgate StNight time economy zone
Continue along Eastgate St to alleyway at bus stop, turn right into alleyway 
Along alleyway to the end, turn left onto Russell St 
Along Russell StLegal quarter
Continue to end of Russell St, junction with Clarence St, turn left 
Along Clarence St to junction with Eastgate St / Brunswick Road.Bus Station / Shops
Circuit completed. 

Artwork: themed generic and ‘one-off’ stencils.

  • Roman icon for Boots corner 
  • Book for Library
  • Technical implement for old Technical College
  • Siege gun for Brunswick Square
  • Spa icon for Spa site
  • Flour sack for Quays / docks area
  • Skull and Crossbones for Quays / docks area
  • Portcullis for Barbican Way / Prison
  • Police hat and car at Police station
  • Fire engine at old fire station
  • Telephone for Longsmith St / Bull Lane
  • Bull and peppers for Bull Lane
  • Mouse for Taylor of Gloucester (Beatrix Potter) for Westgate St
  • Pizza slice (sponsored by Hooker & 8) for Westgate St
  • Beer tankard (at each pub)
  • Church icon (at each church and adjacent to Cathedral access points)
  • Shire Hall icon 
  • Cat for Dick Whittington
  • Museum icon for Museum of Life and Gloucester museum
  • Rowing boat for St Mary de Lode and in docks
  • Ruins icon for St Oswald’s Priory and Greyfriars
  • Tanners hall icon 
  • Bus icon for bus station and Clarence St
  • Taxi icon
  • Dancing figures for Eastgate St and Brunswick Road
  • Legal wig icon for Longsmith St, Russell Street and Spa Road

A map can be found on the website.

Open hours

MondayOpen
TuesdayOpen
WednesdayOpen
ThursdayOpen
FridayOpen
SaturdayOpen
SundayOpen

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