Things to do in Gloucester

SEndOfGloucesterEastgateStnThe UK is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. One would think that this is an overstatement, but wait till you see and experience the rich history, culture and natural beauty embedded in Gloucester which lies to the South West of England. Everything about Gloucester is simply amazing. For example, the city, though an English one, has Roman origins. Mind you, it has been in existence since AD 97.  Continue reading


Historical Facts About Gloucester

EEnd-PAR800The City of Gloucester has an exceptional history from its Roman foundations to its Victorian docklands. It is an exciting multi-cultural city which combines historic architecture with a distinctive blend of entertainment and festivals, visitor attractions, a collection of high street and specialists’ shops, and a mouth-watering array of pubs, wine bars, restaurants, and tea shops, all offering drinks and food for all tastes. Gloucester city is overlooked by the Cotswolds Hills in the plush Severn Valley and is easily reachable from all corners of the country. Continue reading


Meet the GM at Hallmark Gloucester


With the £3 million refurbishment now complete at Gloucester it’s time to meet the GM and find out how he got where he is today…

Name: Daniel Graham


Status: Married!

Qualifications: “Umm – film and photography! (true)!”

How did you arrive in the hotel business?

I was a silver service waiter at a hotel when I was 16 then got a bar job at 17 and ended up running a pub / restaurant near home during the summer holidays. After trying to be a photographer I thought I should concentrate on something I was quite good at so went into catering and joined Thistle as a trainee manager in Bristol at 18 years old.

What is it you enjoy about being a General Manager?

I enjoy strategically running a business and coming up with solutions to problems, ideally ones that have not actually occurred yet. I like to see a team come together and realise that good results are possible.

How is it different from the competition?

I am pleased to be in a position now where we can legitimately claim to be the best hotel in Gloucester and in the upcoming months that will be our selling point, to get that message out to the local area and beyond.


The Top 5 Christmas Events in Gloucester, UK 2013

Christmas is coming soon and one really can’t escape the festive mood. If one happens to be near Gloucester then him or she should consider himself a bit lucky this year since there are a lot of Christmas related events are going to take place there. With the festive period approaching and high numbers flocking to the area, those that are seeking family hotels in Gloucester over this period will need to book in advance. That’s what this article is all about, the top 5 Christmas events in Gloucester, UK 2013. Continue reading


Top 10 Attractions To See and Visit When Staying At a Cotswold Hotel

Cotswold HotelsCotswold is one of the major tourist attraction centres in England. It is well known for its culture, architectural designs, terrain, rivers and many more natural attractions. For those who have never visited this region or who don’t know anything about it, it is important that you find out more about it and visit the place.

The following are some of the top attractions to see and visit when staying at a Cotswold hotel: Continue reading


Enjoying the Beauty of the Cotswold’s When Staying At A Cotswold Hotel

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There is nothing more therapeutic and healing than some quiet time out in the rural areas. Cotswold is an idyllic place littered with honey coloured villages and households. It was a major wool production area and the influence of sheep is easily felt from the manors of rich merchants of woollen textiles to stunning wool cathedrals. Furthermore, the rolling hills of Cotswold called Wolds have made the area to be named as one of thirty-eight Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is also the largest of the thirty designated areas. With an array of Cotswold Hotels located closely to a number of beautiful landscapes, you couldn’t get any closer to the countryside. Continue reading


Exploring Glorious Gloucester When Staying At A Gloucester Hotel

If you are looking for a family outing or short break this summer, then head to the various tourist attractions in Gloucester and stay at a Gloucester Hotel. The historical English cathedral city lies on the River Severn and close to the Welsh border. In the Welsh language, the city is known as Caerloyw caer, which translates to glowing castle. The Romans, their Empire cover areas of this region of England, first inhabited the city. There is still evidence of the Roman times, and anyone visiting who is interested in history should take a look at the ancient walls which can be seen in various parts of the city, one of these on Northgate Street and has a glass observation panel. In 1155 King Henry II granted the town its first royal charter, which gave the citizens the same rights as those living in London and Winchester. Continue reading