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Gloucester Cathedral

12 College Green, Gloucester GL1 2LX, England
+44 1452 528095
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Ranked #1 of 29 Attractions in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Cathedral of the Cotswolds
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Cathedral of the Cotswolds

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

These great buildings took a long time to build, so they are generally a mixture of styles. Gloucester was built 1090 to 1500 and its nave is Norman - massive, sturdy and round. The choir is Perpendicular - light and delicate with exquisite fan vaulting. When the great east window was built, it was the largest glass window in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Gloucester Cathedral is a splendid building with a special place in my heart. I have visited it numerous times, and enjoyed the history you can see in the structure, as well as those that are buried there. If you know of the early golfer's image in the great East Window, try to track down the cats chasing the mice in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

If you wish to see one of the best examples of English History from The Middle Ages, then this I for you. The Tomb of King Edward II is one of the few places where an English Monarch has been entombed outside of Westminster. There are several tombs and monuments that are earlier, and several that are outstanding from The... More 

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Longfield, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Wonderful stained glass windows (both ancient and modern) and painted walls and ceilings. You are free to wander at your leisure or to take a free guided tour.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

On a visit to the Prince of Wales hotel ,we made a visit to the Cathedral in Gloucester, We traveled from Berkley by train from Cum station close to the hotel. Journey of some thirty minutes to Gloucester and the Cathedral was in easy walking distance from the main Station. We had heard that this cathedral was an outstanding place... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We called into the Cathedral yesterday on our way home from Somerset. We only intended a quick look round and a cup of tea. Unfortunately the café was closed for renovation (not surprising given the building is 1000 years old.) However this turned out to be a blessing in disguise in that as we entered the main entrance and were... More 

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

Can easily spend two hours here wandering around visiting the Cloisters (Used in Harry Potter), the Chancelry and if feeling fit climbing up to the tower for a panoramic view of Gloucester, the river Severn and beyond.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Gloucester cathedral has the most amazing stained glass windows. Also loved the modern art that was on display when we visited. Highly recommend the guided tour by the well informed guides who point out detail you would miss.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I must admit, I had not planned to visit the Cathedral but ended up going with a few colleagues on a whim. It is worth checking out for sure. The architecture of the whole place is amazing and you will be taking loads of pictures of everything. The sculptures and statues within the place are very odd and surprised me... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This cathedral is well worth a visit, there is usually something going on for you to sit listen and enjoy, free guided tours round the cathedral, the stained glass windows are something else, nice coffee shop and gift shop and of course the famous Harry Potter tower, don't forget to take your camera.

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