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Gloucester Cathedral

Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 1LR, England
+44 1452 528095
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Ranked #1 of 34 Attractions in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: Cathedral of the Cotswolds
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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I went to Gloucester for the day and enjoyed it very much. The cathedral was much bigger than I thought and I didn't have enough time to see it all so I hope to go back another day.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Gloucester is a little gem in the West Country. You can happily spend time wandering around the cathedral and the grounds are lovely too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Love our cathedral, resting place of Edward II. Although, supposedly not a happy end for him. The stained glass windows are beautiful and cloisters are really worth a walk through. Unfortunately several stained glass windows in the cloisters were vandalised after the filming of Harry Potter and have been replaced with clear glass. A great little cafe can be found... More

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Gloucestershire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

So much to see and take in - a fantastic place to visit, you need a lot of time to take it all in - amazing. Just make sure you take a coat or cardigan - it gets cold in there. A must to visit.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This building has been used significantly in the Harry Potter films, Doctor Who, and a plethora of other movies. This is primarily because of it's architecture, having been voted a couple of years back as the best architecture of any cathedral in the UK. Steeped in history, it's a must if visiting Gloucester for the first time.

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I don't think I'd been to Gloucester before, but the city seems to be considered "good in parts". Certainly the historic quarter is worth visiting, especially the Cathedral. Historically it is most interesting, with fine architecture, many tombs, stained glass and statues. The Cloisters are soothing and beautiful. I took Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel, and this was a... More

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Cheltenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Absolutely stunning. Lived in Gloucestershire all my life and never been before. Went with 4 year old who thought it was amazing, The architecture is simply amazing and sense of history. A must see.

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Brighton, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Fascinating space to walk around with a choir singing in the background. The sculpture exhibition (October 2014) was quite bizarre.

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shipley derbyshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

So much history here and a splendid exhibition during our visit The choir were performing .Gorgeous.The building would appeal to so many interests .Architecture ,History or the spiritual amongst us.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A stunning cathedral and the current Crucible2 exhibition is really fantastic. There are 100 sculptures on display, something for all tastes. If was being difficult I would say that Colin Reid's "Through a glass darkly" would benefit from better lighting, (it's in the crypt and really dark there), and Damien Hurst's "Fallen Angel" cannot be seen from all angles, I'd... More

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