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Gloucester is located in the Southwest of England and is between the Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds and was discovered in AD 97! Gloucester has a rough population of 125,694 according to most recent figures and also serves as one of the UK’s most popular university cities.


Gloucester has a long history; longer than almost anywhere in the UK in fact. The city has a number of museums that give you a glimpse into the city’s history such as the Museum of Gloucester, which is a great place to learn more about the city and the culture, however, if you’re looking for something a little more modern, then the museum also offers a Robot Exhibition as well which is open to the public.

If you’re a fan of the latest film releases, then we recommend having a look at one of the many cinemas that Gloucester offers, with everything from the tiered seating of Cineworld or the delights of Sherborne Cinema which too offers an unrivalled service. However, if you’re looking to watch more independent features, then we recommend that you look at one of Gloucester’s many different film societies.

There are plenty of people from Gloucester including; Alastair Cook, Simon Pegg, Nathan Sykes and Mary Jess Leaverland.


Gloucester is also very sought after for its impressive nightlife and diversity in places to go. With everything from chilled nights out with friends in the pub or a fab night out in a nightclub, don’t worry University Compare has got you covered, we’ve compiled a list of three places that we think will give you the night out that you deserve after a long time revising.

Liquid-Diva, is the first place that we have on the list. A nightclub with DJ sets and the kind of atmosphere that you struggle to find anywhere else. And it also comes with a Friday Booth Offer, which is eight people express entry, cloakroom, VIP, Smirnoff bottle with mixers all for £30, we thoroughly recommend this place for you!

The next place that we recommend is Bar Fever, which has long been a favourite of locals of Gloucester and when you step inside, it’s difficult to argue. The dance floor is always packed, and the drinks are always ready to go, this is the nightclub for you if you’re looking for a good night out.

And last (But by no means least) we have One Eyed Jacks, which is one of the most popular pubs in Gloucester, which offers you everything from well-cooked food and live sport all the way through to a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.


Gloucester hosts festivals and lifestyle events all the time! In January, Gloucester starts off with the Gloucester Cajun and Zydeco Festival, the largest event of its kind in the UK. The Gloucester Tall Ships and Gloucester Rhythm and Blues Festival attracts national and international acts.


Gloucester’s transportation routes are at the very forefront of travel within the UK with everything from bus routes and train routes being offered but also the ability to travel abroad too with Gloucestershire Airport. All the transportation routes are available and affordable for students as well!


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