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Gloucester (/ˈɡlɒstər/) is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Gloucester lies close to the Welsh border, on the River Severn, between the Cotswolds to the east and the Forest of Dean to the southwest. Gloucester was founded in AD 97 by the Romans under Emperor Nerva as Colonia Glevum Nervensis, and was granted its first charter in 1155 by King Henry II. Economically, the city is dominated by the service industries, and has a strong financial and business sector, and historically was prominent in the aerospace industry.

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Looking for travel information about Gloucester? Explore the best travel advice on Gloucester, United Kingdom. Gloucester is located at a short trip away from London a major city in United Kingdom. Add London to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like The London Eye, British Museum, Tower Of London. Tour packages of Gloucester are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Gloucester*

  • Gloucester: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Gloucester for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Gloucester.

    • Burglary and Theft 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 59.09 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 29.55 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 60.42 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 64.58 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 64.58 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 64.58 (High)
  • Living in Gloucester - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 44.79 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 93.1 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 68.14 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.67 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 109.75 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Gloucester

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Gloucester

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.91 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 45.2 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 61.34 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 65.34 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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