About Us

The Albert Hotel in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, is a listed building, dating back to the 1830s. A decorative wood finish preserving the style of the past is very much a feature at The Albert Hotel. Many original features have been painstakingly restored to their former glory.

Front of hotel

The Albert Hotel originally belonged to one of the wealthy shipping merchants who used to operate the working docks during the industrial revolution. The people living at the Albert then were like the “Industrial Downton Abbey” class that ruled Britain at the time. The Albert had its own servant quarters, wine cellars, and water wells. Servant bells rang throughout the grand, personally designed houses.


In 49 A.D., the Romans established Gloucester as one of their three main fortresses in Britain. Gloucester had the largest Roman army in Britain, naming Gloucester ‘Glevum’. On show on the hotel's dining room and on the front of the house are the original stones from the Roman wall of Glevum that surrounded Gloucester.

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Gloucester Cathedral Roof

Out and About

The Albert Hotel is in the heart of “A wonderful and misleading city” - Charles Dickens.

Gloucester is full of history from as far back as the Romans to the Industrial Revolution, and now has many regeneration projects such as Gloucester Quays with its Designer Outlet, new modern leisure facilities like the multi-screen cinema, plus, Gloucester has many social events throughout the year.

Social Events

Social Events

  • Tall Ships Festivals

  • Pirate Themed Festivals

  • Food Festivals

  • Victorian Markets

  • Blues & Other Music Festivals

Gloucester offers such a wide variety of family leisure and entertainment, including private golf courses and one of the country’s largest dry ski slopes. There are many varied walks along the River Severn, with access to stunning, unspoilt, scenic countryside.

Gloucester makes the ideal touring base, and it is highly doubtful that any other English city has the beautiful, varied, and interesting surroundings that we do. Cotswold Hills, Malvern Hills, or The Forest of Dean (England’s biggest forest and home to free miners) are all within 10 miles. Other attractions within easy reach of The Albert Hotel include the Beatrix Potter Museum and Nature in Art, and you can also enjoy the splendour of castles, manors, monuments, country parks, and garden and wildlife centres.

The Guildhall Arts Centre has a national reputation for quality live entertainment, including theatre, dance, films, and music. The Victorian Docks, Britain's most inland port and Gloucester Cathedral, are regularly used for filming, with credits including The Onedin Line, Martin Chuzzlewit, Harry Potter, and Doctor Who.

Major Attractions

Major Attractions

  • Gloucester Quays Shopping Outlet

  • Explore our Historic City

  • Gloucester Cathedral

  • Victorian Docks

  • River Severn Trips and Cruises

  • River Severn Trips and Cruises

  • The Surrounding Cotswolds, Hills and Villages

  • The Royal Forest of Dean and The Malvern Hills

  • National Waterways Museum

  • Sports Activities eg: Gloucester Rugby, Dry Ski Slope, Golf and Tennis