In the west of England, in the county of Gloucestershire, you’ll find Gloucester. This picturesque part of the country borders the famous Cotswolds and is known for its impressive historical architecture, most notably the 11th-century Gloucester Cathedral. See what this beautiful city has to offer with our student accommodation in Gloucester.

Gloucester student accommodation at a glance

For private student accommodation in Gloucester right in the city centre, check out Upper Quay House. This homely accommodation has a selection of single en suite rooms to choose from, as well as an on-site management team that organises fun events all year round. Location-wise, you’re right in Gloucester’s city centre, being a short walk from King’s Walk Shopping Centre and Gloucester train station, and a short bus ride away from the University of Gloucestershire. While Upper Quay House has lots of home comforts, it’s natural to want to make your new room feel like your own, so check out our guide to cheap and easy ways to brighten up your student halls and make them feel more like home.

Just outside of the city in a town called Cheltenham is Shaftesbury Hall, a great option for student flats in Gloucester that are close to the University of Gloucestershire’s Francis Close Hall campus. This modern accommodation offers a range of single ensuite rooms depending on your preferences, as well as bike storage, fast internet, and laundry facilities. Located in Cheltenham, this convenient student halls is right by campus, as well as a variety of cafes, pubs, shops, and restaurants.

It’s important to remember that there are many accommodation options when it comes to living away at university. So, we’ve put together a guide to the different types of student accommodation to help you with your choice.

Gloucester at a glance

  • Gloucester is home to higher educational establishments such as the University of Gloucestershire, Hartpury University and Hartpury College, and Royal Agricultural University. Because of this cluster of universities, there are several great options for student accommodation in Gloucester.
  • This iconic city has a rich history to explore with some impressive historical buildings still standing today. Visit the 11th-century Gloucester Cathedral where you’ll find the tomb of King Edward II for your dose of Gloucester history.
  • Head down to the Gloucester Docks to learn more about this city’s history. The Docks are filled with Victorian Architecture, restored warehouses, and the National Waterways Museum.
  • Grab tickets to Gloucester’s annual 2000trees Music Festival. This independent music festival is popular with both locals and people from afar, being called Gloucester’s Glastonbury.
  • Head to Gloucester Quays for some much-needed retail therapy. This outlet boasts all the big names and has up to 70% off.
  • Step away from your student flats in Gloucester for the infamous Cheese Rolling. This unique event is a local tradition and is truly one of the most bizarre/exciting events you’ll see.
  • Gloucester always gives students a great night out. Some popular haunts include Cafe Rene, Lounge 72, and The Doctors.
  • Take a break from studying and get amongst nature in some of Gloucester’s beautiful parklands. Spend an afternoon exploring Barnwood Park and Arboretum, or Armscroft Park. Being out in green space is a great way to help look after your mental health while away at university – check out our guide to student well-being for more information about looking after yourself.

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