The City of Gloucester has a long and celebrated history dating back to the Roman settlement of Glevum. It was an important stronghold during the English Civil War and its historic docks were an important trade centre for the South West. The magnificent Cathedral is nearly 1000 years old and much of the Elizabethan architecture can still be seen mixed with newer Edwardian and Victorian buildings.
In more recent years, the City has been to home for the Glorious Glosters regiment and the famous Cherry & Whites rugby team based in Kingsholm. The city centre and docks area is currently undergoing a renaissance with the Gloucester Quays Development and Dock improvements introducing new housing, shopping and leisure. There are great road and rail links to the South West and beyond, making Gloucester an excellent place to live. One of the many popular suburbs of Gloucester is Hucclecote, with its vibrant village community, shopping parades, schools and community facilities. There is a mixture of housing with parks such as the King George V fields, the Barnwood Arboretum, as well as open countryside such as the protected Hucclecote Meadows and Chosen Hill nearby. Excellent road links mean that both Gloucester and Cheltenham are close at hand.