Gloucester’s main attraction is its magnificent Gothic cathedral, a stunning example of English Perpendicular style. Originally the site of a Saxon abbey, a Norman church was built here by a group of Benedictine monks in the 12th century. Inside, the cathedral combines the best of Norman and Gothic designs. From the elaborate 14th century wooden choir stalls, you can get a great view of the Great East Window, one of the largest in England. One of the cathedral’s greatest treasures is the exquisite Great Cloister, the first example of fan vaulting in England and made in 1367. The cloister was used in the first two Harry Potter films. A great way to fully enjoy the cathedral is to attend one of the many musical performances held here. The acoustics are amazing and the surroundings are unmatched. A major part of Gloucester’s regeneration is taking place at the Gloucester Docks, once Britain’s largest inland port. Fifteen beautiful Victorian warehouses surround the canal basins and house a series of museums, shops, and cages. The largest warehouse is home to the National Waterways Museum, a hands on museum exploring the history of the inland waterways.