Working with local people and partners, the Cathedral Quarter project is breathing new life into Westgate Street which is rich in heritage and full of potential, making it more attractive to residents, businesses, tourists and investors.

High Street Heritage Action Zones are a national heritage-led regeneration initiative by Historic England.

Street Scene

Our project includes:

  • Making Open Spaces More Attractive
  • Using Open Spaces For Activities
  • Using Open Spaces For Events

Events & Activities

Our events programme includes:

  • Arts & Cultural Events
  • Heritage Awareness Events
  • Workshops for Professionals

Westgate Stories

Do you remember the old Westgate?

  • Share Your Memories With Us
  • Did You Know?
  • Where Was It?

Education

Our education programme includes:

  • Gloucester Through The Ages
  • Be A Building Detective
  • Architectural Trail

Street Scene

Our project includes:

  • Making Open Spaces More Attractive
  • Using Open Spaces For Activities
  • Using Open Spaces For Events

Events & Activities

Our events programme includes:

  • Arts & Cultural Events
  • Heritage Awareness Events
  • Workshops for Professionals

Westgate Stories

Do you remember the old Westgate?

  • Share Your Memories With Us
  • Did You Know?
  • Where Was It?

Education

Our education programme includes:

  • Gloucester Through The Ages
  • Be A Building Detective
  • Architectural Trail

GRANTS TO PROPERTY OWNERS

Re-use of empty space, Restoring lost features, Plan of the zone.

Our Projects

29 Westgate Street

29 Westgate Street

How the funding will be used Cathedral Quarter funding has been agreed to help install a new shopfront on 29 Westgate Street, drawing on Art Deco-style features in the upper windows to inform a period-appropriate design. Before...

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88 Westgate Street

88 Westgate Street

How the funding is being used Sitting on the corner of Westgate Street and Three Cocks Lane, No 88 occupies a prominent location in Gloucester city centre but represents a 'gap site' in the Cathedral Quarter streetscape. With...

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The Folk of Gloucester

The Folk of Gloucester

How the funding is being used   The buildings at 99-103 Westgate Street house the Folk of Gloucester (formerly the Folk Museum). Cathedral Quarter funding is being used to increase accessibility in this community space and...

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Where to shop and eat

Whether you’ve been here before or are just visiting today, everything that Westgate Street has to offer is set out for you in this quick guide

Keep Up To Date

1 day ago

Cathedral Quarter Gloucester
The Family statue was erected outside the newly built Dukeries in Gloucester’s lower Westgate Street in 1961. Ten feet tall and made of cast concrete, this bold modern sculpture was the work of Newent-based sculptor John Whiskerd at the commission of Gloucester City Council. This photo from 1964 shows its location between the Dukeries on the left and St Nicholas’s Church on the right. The cathedral tower is silhouetted against the night sky behind. The Family received a mixed response from local people, being described by TV interviewees as either an ‘eyesore’ or ‘a very fine piece of statuary.’ Visit Gloucestershire says it was ‘hated by all’ but famous sculptor Lynn Chadwick is said to have approved of it. After years of vandalism the statue was removed. A tree planter occupies the spot today....Photo: @gloucestershirelive .#gloucester #gloster #publicart #localhistory ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Cathedral Quarter Gloucester
On 9 February 1555, Gloucester’s staunch Protestant bishop was burned at the stake for heresy. The execution took place in St Mary’s Square, just outside the Cathedral precinct. According to legend, the bishop spent his last night in a cloth merchant’s house on Westgate Street which has for many years been known as Bishop Hooper’s Lodging. Later, it was home to Bishop Hooper Pharmacy and today it is the Folk of Gloucester. Whether the story is true or not… who knows!? Cathedral Quarter funding is helping preserve and these fantastic buildings for years to come.#gloucester #localhistory #gloucestercathedral #historichighstreets #historicengland Photos: Historic England ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Cathedral Quarter Gloucester
Sitting on the corner of Westgate Street and Three Cocks Lane, No. 88 occupies a prominent spot in the city centre but represents a ‘gap site’ in the Cathedral Quarter streetscape. An older building on this site (swipe to see) is said to have burned down in the ‘50s and its replacement sits at odds with the rest of Westgate. So, with Cathedral Quarter funding, No. 88 is having a first storey and traditional shopfront added, filling a gap in the street and breathing new life into this corner of the city! 🌟 Anyone remember having a curry in here when it was Tamarind Indian Restaurant? #gloucester #conservationarea #hshaz #historicengland #westgate ... See MoreSee Less
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This is St Nicholas’s House (also known as the Dick Whittington pub) at 100 Westgate Street. This Grade I-listed timber-framed building dates back to the fifteenth century. By tradition, it is associated with the famous pantomime hero Dick Whittington, who lived in Gloucestershire in the Middle Ages. The brick façade was added in the 1700s but the medieval building survives intact behind. This wonderful building is currently undergoing restoration work with the help of Cathedral Quarter funding. You can find out more about this and other projects on our website..#HistoricHighStreets #historicengland #gloucester #listedbuilding #localhistory .Photo: © Historic England ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Cathedral Quarter Gloucester
Gloucester on Film 🍿 You probably know this iconic scene from Harry Potter was filmed in the cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral, but did you know locations across the city have played host to loads of other film crews over the years? The Cathedral itself was also used as a location in ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ (2018), ‘Wolf Hall’ (2015), and ‘Doctor Who’ (2008, 2020) among others. The Docks featured in ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ (2016) and ‘Amazing Grace’ (2006) and the Prison in ‘The Pembrokeshire Murders’ (2021) and ‘The Informer’ (2019). As well as location filming in the Cathedral and Docks, the production of ‘Peter Rabbit 2’ (2020) saw the recreation in a studio of College Court – home to the House of the Tailor of Gloucester (perhaps filming on location in this narrow medieval lane presented too much of a challenge?).What film or TV show filmed in Gloucester is your favourite?Info: Visit Gloucestershire & Gloucester Cathedral • Photos: 1,8) Warner Bros, 2,4) Gloucester Cathedral, 3) BBC, 5) mjwebb.com, 6) Momentum Pictures, 7) ITV, 9) Sony ... See MoreSee Less
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