Gloucester is one of the UK's most written-about cities

With its rich history that has inspired a host of literary characters and locations, Gloucester has made the list of the Top 20 most written-about cities in the UK from the last 100 years.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
Inspiring characters from the Tailor of Gloucester to Ebenezer Scrooge, Gloucester is one of the most written-about UK cities.

Gloucester has been named one of the Top 20 most written-about UK cities in literature from the last 100 years. 

New research from Aura Print puts Gloucester in 19th place, with 6,462,949 mentions in books published between 1920 and 2019.

With iconic landmarks, like Gloucester Cathedral — which served as the inspiration and filming location for Hogwarts in Harry Potter — and The House of the Tailor of Gloucester, to famous folk legends like Dick Whittington and Ebenezer Scrooge, it's probably no surprise to local literature lovers. 

The city is ranked alongside the likes of London, which took the top spot; Cambridge; Oxford; Manchester; Birmingham; Edinburgh; Glasgow; Plymouth; and nearby Bristol.

Discover more of the county's most famous literary characters and locations in SoGlos's round-up of Gloucestershire literary legends.

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