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Gloucester Cathedral

Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 1LR, England
+44 1452 528095
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Ranked #1 of 33 Attractions in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: Cathedral of the Cotswolds
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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

On a recent visit to Gloucester we decided to explore the Cathedral and were really pleased that we did. It is easy to access from the main high street and on arrival we discovered that they have Crucible 2 which is an exhibition of sculptures both inside and outside the building. On entering we were greeted by some lovely friendly... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Living in Cheltenham we've been to Gloucester Cathedral many times - but not for such an engaging visit. It features 100 works of art by 61 sculptors, many of them internationally acclaimed artists. Ends 31st October 2014. It includes Damien Hurst's 'Fallen Angel' (50) and a beautifully sited water sculpture - 'Vesqua' (84) by William Pye. We were welcomed at... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

So beautiful and so much history with lots of information on every aspect of the cathedral very easy to get around and lovley walled garden so peaceful.

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Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We went to see the art display and it was well worth it what a great day out it was so much to see and do everything for every body including children a delight to visit the whole place was clean and tidy ample parking ,well signposted and the cafe spotless and reasonable priced good food and drinks very enjoyable... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Back for the first time in 35 years (visited as an under 10) - It was better than I remembered - the small chapel for the WW1 poet, the sculptures, the helpful and communicative warden not only at the front door but also out in the quadrangle - yes this is no Salisbury and doesn't perhaps have the backdrop of... More

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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I am new to Gloucester but so far, over my two and a bit weeks living here, I have visited the cathedral multiple times. Last weekend I finally went inside and Crucible 2 Exhibition was amazing. It was a lovely display with a huge variety of modern art pieces, and it was free to see! I must admit it felt... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

There's no 'cost' to enter but guide books are about £3? We had to buy a license to take pictures which was £4 and donations are encouraged. Well worth seeing :)

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

An incredible building both inside and out. We were here just before the start of the Crucible 2 sculpture exhibition, which was all set up ready to go. Many interesting features from the ancient to the ultra modern.

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Winscombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Wow!!! Wonderful cathedral with exceptional stained glass windows, especially the newest one of Thomas. I think I stopped breathing when I saw it. The crucible 2 exhibition complements the cathedral's artefacts. Some more memorable than others. The Thief, which is on entry, is a true masterpiece. Seen from different angles it makes much food for thought. Fallen Angel is perfection,... More

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Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The guide books will mention many cathedrals to see in in the UK but this is one which must be top of your list. It is a superb building with the most wonderful stained glass; the best of vaulted ceilings; many intriguing and fascinating memorials and tombs; and currently a totally totally superb exhibition of 100 sculptures thoughtfully positioned both... More

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