Llanthony Pontoons moorings are just outside of Gloucester Docks, which was once a vital port for the transfer of cargoes between the River Severn and the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal. The location is set amongst some of the finest examples of industrial heritage to be seen anywhere on the inland waterways network.
Nearby, the Gloucester Waterways Museum occupies one of the original nineteenth century warehouses and contains the Canal & River Trust's National Collection of historic boats and canal artefacts. Other leisure attractions around the dockside include the shops and restaurants in and around Gloucester Quays, the Regiments of Gloucester Museum, and the Antique Centre.
Our long term moorings are arranged on secure pontoons approximately 95m in length and offer space for up to 6 vessels.
The site is immediately south of Llanthony Road Bridge, in front of Gloucester College, on Llanthony Road.
If travelling from the M5 north, exit at junction 11 and follow the signs towards Gloucester on the A40 northern by-pass. At the Over Bridge roundabout turn left onto the A417 Over Causeway and then turn right at the traffic lights onto the A430 Castle Meads Way. Follow this road to the next traffic lights and turn left onto Llanthony Road.
If travelling from the M5 south, exit at junction 12 onto the B4008 following the signs to Gloucester Docks on the A38 and then onto the A430 Secunda Way, which leads into Hempsted Lane. Turn right at the traffic lights (on the junction of Castle Meads Way) into Llanthony Road.
Facilities are located on the end of the pontoons, nearest to Llanthony Bridge. Additional facilities, including toilets and showers are at Harbour House, within Gloucester Docks, which is 100 metres north of the site. All the facilities are shared with passing boaters.
There are no car parking facilities at this site. A pay & display car park is available within Gloucester Docks, just off Southgate Street, or within the Gloucester Quays shopping outlet centre.
The pontoons are accessed through a locked pedestrian gate via a sloping gangway, adjacent to the sanitary station. A standard CRT key is required for the gate.
Gloucester city centre is approximately one mile away, where shops, banks, post office, pubs, restaurants and many tourist attractions can be found.
The pontoons can be viewed from the towpath. If you require access onto the pontoons and you do not have a CRT key, please contact the Moorings Manager to make viewing arrangements.