Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
How about a boat trip or some chilled out dockside dining whilst on your UK holidays? The red brick Victorian warehouses and other buildings on Gloucester Docks have been given a new lease of life and make for a great free destination to spend a few hours wandering around and taking in the sights. Previously used for storing cargo, the buildings are now home to a designer shopping outlet, museums, an antique shop, a micro brewery with a shop and tasting room, and a range of cafes and restaurants, including two on converted narrow boats. You can learn stand up paddle boarding alongside tall ships, or join a guided tour around the docks (pre-booking essential). You can sit back and enjoy a leisurely cruise on the canal and the River Severn, or you can hire a self drive narrow boat with seating for up to 10 passengers – a great way to admire the views on the scenic inland waterways.