Gloucester Tall Ships Festival

The bi-annual Tall Ships Festival is taking place in Gloucester. A flotilla of ships have arrived in the docks, including the replica of John Cabot's The Matthew. Around 100,000 people are expected to visit over the next few days.

Photos from the Gloucester Tall Ships Festival

The bi-annual Tall Ships Festival is taking place in Gloucester this weekend.

Around 100,000 people are expected to visit the docks over the next few days.

Here's some photos from the first day of the event:

Tall ship waiting at Monk Meadow on the Sharpness Gloucester canal, before being allowed to berth in Gloucester docks. Credit: ITV News West Country
"Captain Jack Sparrow" waiting to board. Credit: ITV News West Country
On board and heading down the canal to Gloucester docks. Credit: ITV News West Country
People dressed as Victorians entertain the crowds. Credit: ITV News West Country
Looking across the docks to the replica of John Cabot's The Matthew. Credit: ITV News West Country

If you're heading to the festival over the weekend, we'd like to see your photographs.

Email them to: westcountry@itv.com

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Gloucester Tall Ships Festival begins today

The Gloucester Tall Ships Festival. Credit: ITV News

The Gloucester Tall Ships festival begins today (Friday 24 May). The bi-annual event takes at Gloucester docks and lasts until Bank Holiday Monday.

Visitors can expect a grand flotilla of sailing vessels, live music, food stalls and arts. The festival will feature famous boats such as the 'Amazon' which took part in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant last year.