Travel Information

We look forward to welcoming you to Gloucester History Festival.

Blackfriars Priory

Ladybellegate St


Public transport

Most events take place within Gloucester City Centre, which is a short walk from the bus and rail stations.

By Car

Gloucester is easily accessible from the M5. Use Junction 11 from the North and Junction 12 from the South. There are a number of car parks within the city centre – you can check ahead here.

City Council car parks are free after 6pm and all City Council car parks offer free parking for up to 3 hours to Blue Badge holders 

You can also park at Gloucester Docks Car Park (Southgate St, Gloucester GL1 2DB – overlooking the docks, which is a 5 minute walk), or at the Gloucester Quays outlet centre. which is a pleasant 7-10 minute walk from Blackfriars Priory.


We ask you to contact each venue specifically if you have specific access requirements.

Blackfriars Priory

Blackfriars Priory is usually accessible for wheelchair users. Spaces are reserved for people with disabilities close to the main entrance into the hall. There are 4 steps leading up to the upper floor in the hall.


Lifts are in place for access to the toilets and cafe.


There is a hearing loop in the hall.


The Scriptorium is not accessible upstairs for wheelchair users.


For a detailed accessibility description please visit: There is a carpark close to Blackfriars which has disabled parking spaces. The website above gives more detail on this.

Heritage Open Days

For individual accessibility queries for the talks, tours and walks please contact 

Gloucester Cathedral is wheelchair accessible. However the Parliament rooms, Crypt and Tower Tours are not. Wheelchair users are able to access the Pitt Street Stonemasons yard and the Chapter House. Gloucestershire Archives
Is fully accessible for wheelchair users, again please check.

For Detailed Accessibility information on many places in Gloucester City visit

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