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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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Gloucester, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I have to say having been to Gloucester on numerous occasions and seen the cathedral but not bothered to visit. It was only when I saw some stunning photos on Pinterest of the cloisters in Glos cathedral that I felt as though I had to go. I was not disappointed. The building is stunning and steeped in history. The cloisters... More

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81 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It is a great cathedral and I was really impressed by it and we live in Salisbury! I know most people won't agree, but why put sculptures in a sacred and magnificent building like this. Why don't they have scupltures museums etc if that is what you want to see. It quite spoil it for me, in fact I found... More

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This wonderful Cathedral never ceases to inspire not just for its fan vaulting and lavatorium but the pervasive ambience

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful cathedral with well looked aftered surroundings. Its size can make you gasp but i loved looking at the little details in the architecture. You can go inside and take photos for a small donation. you could walk around the long cold, echoey halls which encircle a pleasant garden you could sit in. The window panels are beautiful to look... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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201 reviews 201 reviews
30 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

What a fantastic building ,so majestic! The art exhibition is wonderful ,you certainly need more time to take in all that is on show

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Bristol, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A free to visit (guide available for £2, there is also a £3 cost if you wish to take photos) exhibition centred around and inside Gloucester Cathedral. The sculptures ranging from huge to quite small are scattered around the cathedral, and even with the guide it was quite difficult to find them all. The advantage being that you then took... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I was very excited to visit Gloucester Cathedral as parts of the Harry Potter movies had been filmed here. I find many of England's cathedrals are beautiful works of art and as such was disappointed by the contemporary art display that was taking place in the church. To find a sleeping bag on the floor near a font from the... More

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I loved visiting the Cathedral, if you go during non peak times it can be very relaxing just to wander about the grounds. I also attended the mass here during christmas and it was extremely beautiful. Lots of beautiful singing and Christmas play, a must for any church go-er! During peak times they say you have to donate 5pounds to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Blown away by this place. Set in truly stunning grounds. I cannot believe that we have not visited before. I can't wait to come back and bring my mum this time. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to fully appreciate it so give yourself a good 2 hours when you come.

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88 reviews 88 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The sculptures and artworks are displayed throughout the cathedral itself, in the Crypt, the Cloisters and the surrounding gardens. There are 100 items on view, so allow at least 2 hours to see the whole collection. The sculptures in the Crypt can only be viewed in the presence of an official guide but you will also receive a very informative... More

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